Immigration


USCIS revises the Naturalization Test with improvements Friday, July 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments...

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Bangladeshi woman rescued 10 months ago being deported

KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi woman, who was rescued from the street of Nawalparasi West ten months ago along with her new born baby, is being deported to her home country on coming Monday. The Nepal-based Embassy of Bangladesh is facilitating her handover process. The woman with mental disorder at the..

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Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By DAVID CRARY and HANNAH GRABENSTEIN, WASHINGTON, (AP): So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to..

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Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and NOMAAN MERCHANT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos..

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Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and CEDAR ATTANASIO, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people..

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Making an immigration arrest requires hours of surveillance Monday, July 15th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP): Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. “I’m going to do a vehicle stop,”..

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Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register ,..

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Trump’s immigration sweeps in major cities expected to begin Sunday, July 14th, 2019

CHICAGO (AP): The Trump administration’s nationwide crackdown on immigrants is expected to begin this weekend, targeting migrant families in cities across the country. The sweeps were expected to start Sunday, but New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Saturday that the Immigration and..

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Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail Saturday, July 13th, 2019

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded..

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Trump claims no retreat on citizenship question on census

By JILL COLVIN, MARK SHERMAN and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. “Not only didn’t I back down,..

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Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation Thursday, July 11th, 2019

By SOPHIA TAREEN and COLLEEN LONG, CHICAGO (AP): The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use of resources given the crisis at the..

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US poised to begin immigration enforcement operation

By COLLEEN LONG and SOPHIA TAREEN, WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump, according to two administration officials and..

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Asylum-seeker talks about daughter’s death after US custody Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration..

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Alan Kurdi rescue ship picks up another 44 migrants off Libya Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Valletta (AFP): The migrant rescue boat Alan Kurdi has saved another 44 people, including women and infants from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean, its operator German charity Sea-Eye said on Tuesday. Malta has agreed to take in those rescued and is sending a vessel to pick them up, the..

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Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown Monday, July 8th, 2019

By MARK STEVENSON, MEXICO CITY (AP): Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable..

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Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case Sunday, July 7th, 2019

By MIKE BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue..

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Migrant rescue sailboat defies Salvini, docks in Italy Saturday, July 6th, 2019

MILAN, (AFP): A charity rescue vessel on Saturday brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa, the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's bid to close Italian ports to them. Mediterranea's Italian-flagged Alex arrived in port where a strong police presence was..

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