Immigration


Documents: Plant owners ‘willfully’ used ineligible

By JEFF AMY, JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous..

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Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000 Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — At least 40,000 migrants who have reached the U.S. border with Mexico are on waiting lists for an initial attempt to seek asylum or are waiting for a court hearing in the U.S. after being sent back. The figure — based on reporting by The Associated..

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Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

By ROGELIO V. SOLIS and JEFF AMY, MORTON, Miss. (AP): U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before..

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Immigration raids hit Mississippi food processing plants

By ROGELIO SOLIS and JEFF AMY, MORTON, Miss. (AP): U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. Employees filled three buses — two..

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Obama: Americans must not let racist views become normalized Monday, August 5th, 2019

ELANA SCHOR, WASHINGTON (AP): Former President Barack Obama said Monday, in his first public statement since a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, that Americans must "soundly reject language" from any leader who "feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments." The..

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Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP): Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is a few feet away between a bed and a set of wicker furniture. In a corner, an..

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Trump announces controversial asylum deal with Guatemala Friday, July 26th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): President Donald Trump announced Friday that a "landmark" asylum agreement has been reached with Guatemala, as the United States ratchets up pressure on its southern neighbors to stem the flow of migrants towards its border. The White House said Guatemala would now be considered..

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High court allows use of Pentagon funds for border wall

By JESSICA GRESKO, WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on..

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16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation Thursday, July 25th, 2019

By JULIE WATSON, SAN DIEGO (AP): An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. In a dramatic move aimed at sending a message,..

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Migrants sent back by US dumped in Mexico’s Monterrey

By MARÍA VERZA, MONTERREY, Mexico (AP): The bus carrying dozens of Central Americans from the Texas border arrived in this northern Mexican city late at night and pulled up next to the station. Men and women disembarked with children in their arms or staggering sleepily by their sides, looked..

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Judge won’t block US asylum restrictions at southern border Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

By ASHRAF KHALIL, WASHINGTON (AP): A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly denied a request for a temporary..

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Immigration roundup that targeted 2,100 nets 35 arrests Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

By COLLEEN LONG and SOPHIA TAREEN, WASHINGTON (AP): An immigration enforcement operation that President Donald Trump said was part of an effort to deport “millions” of people from the United States resulted in 35 arrests, officials said Tuesday. Trump billed the operation targeting families as..

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Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US Monday, July 22nd, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track..

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Teen mom, newborn eye new life from Tijuana migrant shelter Sunday, July 21st, 2019

By JULIE WATSON, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The tiny, month-old boy slept soundly on the bottom bunk, seemingly undisturbed by the squealing Central American toddlers running by and a kitten leaping from the neighboring bed. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds..

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