Immigration


Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

President Donald J. Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a spectacle that might have been odd in another era. At first instance, it all seems fundamentally anachronistic, a sort of history in reverse. It was, after all, the caravan packed with invasive pioneers that gave the United..

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U.S. says no asylum for illegal immigrants Saturday, November 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP) -- The U.S. government said Thursday that immigrants who enter the country illegally would be banned from applying for asylum. Two senior government officials told a conference call that all people who seek asylum from the United States should enter at a port of entry, citing..

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Motel 6: $7.6 Million for Guests Reported to Immigration Thursday, November 8th, 2018

By ANITA SNOW, PHOENIX (AP) — The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company's employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court. A federal judge must still..

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Immigration Board Rejects Spanish-Language Reporter’s Appeal Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An immigration board has rejected an appeal from a Spanish-language news outlet reporter who was arrested during a demonstration in Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports that while the Board of Immigration Appeal granted Manuel Duran a stay of deportation in May, it..

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Migrant caravan pushes on toward Mexico’s capital Monday, November 5th, 2018

By SONIA PEREZ D. and MARK STEVENSON, CORDOBA, Mexico (AP) — A big group of Central Americans pushed on toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States. In a thundering voice..

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Trump Offers More Proposals on Immigration Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's stance on immigration (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally..

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Kansas Judge Revokes Probation for Former Immigration Agent Friday, November 2nd, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has revoked the probation for a former agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who sent a Wichita television news anchor sensitive law enforcement material. A court document filed Wednesday shows former agent Andrew J. Pleviak violated terms..

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The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years Thursday, November 1st, 2018

LORI HINNANT and BRAM JANSSEN, JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.” These men were migrants from elsewhere in..

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A look at the 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States. Section 1, which contains the Citizenship Clause, of the 14th Amendment guarantees that right for..

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Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan

By ROBERT BURNS, COLLEEN LONG and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy..

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Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop Friday, October 26th, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and JULIE WATSON, PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile (100 kilometer) trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to the next stop,..

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Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to border Thursday, October 25th, 2018

By ROBERT BURNS, WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order as early as Thursday sending 800 or more troops to the southern border to support the Border Patrol, a U.S. official said. Mattis is responding to a request from President Donald Trump, who says he’s..

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Report: Agencies Blindsided by Trump Immigration Order Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations,..

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Trump Escalates Immigration Rhetoric at Rally to Boost Cruz Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY, HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation." With weeks to go before Election Day,..

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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..