82 migrants missing at sea day after deadly Libya airstrike Thursday, July 4th, 2019

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, CAIRO (AP): A boat carrying 86 migrants from Libya sank in the Mediterranean Sea and only three passengers are known to have survived the shipwreck the day after an airstrike on a Libyan detention center killed at least 44 migrants, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. The..

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US still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

By MARK SHERMAN and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it was still looking for a way to include a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census, even though the government has started the process of printing the questionnaire without it. The abrupt..

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Central American officials avoid focus on immigration

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — From the steps of his church in this Guatemalan border town, the Rev. Fernando Cuevas has watched the flow of migrants evolve from massive caravans that filled the nearby plaza to small groups of families arriving by bus to scramble aboard..

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Judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum-seekers locked up Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

By GENE JOHNSON, SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. U.S...

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Border Patrol Chief: sexist Facebook posts ‘inappropriate’ Monday, July 1st, 2019

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and COLLEEN LONG, CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young..

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Migrant aid ship rams Italian police boat; captain arrested Saturday, June 29th, 2019

By ANNALISA CAMILLI and FRANCES D'EMILIO, LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while docking at a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday in defiance of..

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Top immigration official: Border crossings dropping Friday, June 28th, 2019

By ASTRID GALVAN and COLLEEN LONG, YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The acting secretary of Homeland Security said Friday that he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month, as officials in Yuma unveiled the newest temporary facility meant to detain children and families. That number of..

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By MARK SHERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation. The justices’ order sets up legal..

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Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim Thursday, June 27th, 2019

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and MARCOS ALEMÁN, MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The young family from El Salvador appeared in this border city over the weekend with fear already on their faces. They went to the downtown bridge that leads to Brownsville, Texas, where Xiomara Mejia, herself also a migrant..

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‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

By MARCOS ALEMÁN, SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in..

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Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency’s stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John Sanders’ departure deepened the..

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U.S. judge bars immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Tom Hals, Washitington, (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani in Boston issued an injunction..

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Immigrants sue over wait for files to fight deportation

By Amy Taxin,, SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants accused the U.S. government in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to promptly give them copies of their own immigration records, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citizenship. Two immigrants and three attorneys said they are..

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