Immigration


About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US, AP finds Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

By MARIA VERZA, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep. Her son had fled Honduras for the U.S. in 2010 in part because of gang threats, just as thousands are doing today in..

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Governor Wants Judge Removed Amid Immigration Probe

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants a judge he nominated pulled off the bench amid a federal investigation into whether she and other court staff helped a man evade immigration officials who believe he's in the country illegally. The Republican governor said Monday that District..

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Top US, Mexico diplomats meet in Washington amid migrant crisis Monday, December 3rd, 2018

WASHINGTON,(AFP) - Mexico's new Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday for what he called a "friendly" meeting amid tensions over the migrant crisis at the border. The talks came one day after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as Mexico's new..

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Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US Friday, November 30th, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico, (AFP) - Ten Central American women taking part in the migrant caravan camped on the US-Mexican border said Thursday they were starting a hunger strike to pressure American authorities to let them apply for asylum. "Since no one is listening to us, we've decided as a women's..

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Illegal immigration in U.S. drops to lowest level Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, (AP) — The number of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday, Nov. 27. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center said 10.7 million immigrants lacked legal status in 2016, down from 11..

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Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home after border clash Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

By Susan Heavey and Lizbeth Diaz, WASHINGTON-TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their homelands, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country's busiest border crossing and fired..

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Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross Monday, November 26th, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into mayhem when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some..

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Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host US asylum-seekers Sunday, November 25th, 2018

By AMY GUTHRIE, MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for..

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Migrants defy Trump at Mexico border as US forces flex muscle Saturday, November 24th, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico, (AFP) : Hundreds of Central American migrants staged a boisterous demonstration on the US Mexico border Thursday, screaming for President Donald Trump to let them in as US soldiers and riot police put on a menacing show of force. The increased tension over the presence of a..

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Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

By JILL COLVIN, PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost “control” on its side. Trump also said he has given the..

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Roberts raps Trump for ‘Obama judge’ comment

By MARK SHERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” It’s the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary..

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Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza, TIJUANA, Mexico, (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the..

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Lawyers seek ‘Apprentice’ tapes in Trump immigration suit Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case alleging the move was..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..