Immigration


US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans Thursday, January 9th, 2020

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S...

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Montana justices hear arguments about immigration detainers Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

By AMY BETH HANSON, HELENA, Mont. (AP): The ACLU of Montana is asking the state Supreme Court to rule state law does not allow local law enforcement officers to arrest people for alleged civil violations of federal immigration law. The court did not immediately rule after hearing arguments..

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Homeland Security will share citizenship data with Census Monday, January 6th, 2020

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, ORLANDO, Fla. (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on..

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US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

By ASTRID GALVAN and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PHOENIX (AP): The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a program known as..

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Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home Sunday, December 29th, 2019

By TIM SULLIVAN, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP): By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, maybe she’d be a waitress. They thought they’d be safe. They thought..

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US awards immigration detention contracts in California Monday, December 23rd, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centers in California —- less than two weeks before a new state law takes effect to prohibit them. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in October..

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US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas Saturday, December 21st, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP): Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall. Trump’s signature campaign promise has consistently faced political, legal, and environmental obstacles in Texas,..

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DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids Friday, December 20th, 2019

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December. The Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security released two brief statements..

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Boston Mayor OKs New Limits on Police in Immigration Matters Thursday, December 19th, 2019

BOSTON (AP): BOSTON'S mayor signed into law Thursday new restrictions meant to limit the participation of city police in federal immigration enforcement matters. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh proposed the amendments to the city's Trust Act following revelations that Boston police have been closely..

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Chinese national arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By TERRY SPENCER, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP): A Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida..

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Morocco foils illegal immigration attempt, arrests 25 Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

RABAT: Morocco has foiled an illegal immigration attempt in the northeastern city of Nador and arrested 25 Sub-Saharan African migrants, the Moroccan police said Tuesday in a statement. During this operation in late Monday, a person suspected of organizing illegal immigration wanted by police was..

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Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment Friday, December 13th, 2019

By MICHAEL HILL, ALBANY, N.Y. (AP): A law that will allow New Yorkers to get driver’s licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally weathered a second court challenge Friday, days before its enactment. A federal district judge ruled against Rensselaer County Clerk Frank..

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Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By JULIE WATSON, San Diego (AP): A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government’s refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a detention facility in San Diego. Dr. Bonnie Arzuaga said..

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