Immigration


Judge: City can ignore California immigrant sanctuary law Friday, September 28th, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the city of Huntington Beach can ignore a California law limiting local police collaboration with federal immigration enforcement agents. The Orange County Register reports that Superior Court Judge James Crandall ruled Thursday that cities that..

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150 immigrants arrested in Southern California operation Thursday, September 27th, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it arrested 150 immigrants across Southern California this week in an operation targeting public safety threats. The agency says approximately 90 percent of those apprehended Sunday through Tuesday have criminal convictions and..

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Man with long immigration record is charged with killings

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLIOT SPAGAT, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history who was deported six times had no outstanding warrants when questioned last month about the disappearance of his aunt and so he was released, Houston police said Wednesday, when the man was charged in..

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Immigration Rights Group Says 12 Detained by ICE Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin plans to meet with law enforcement officials and community organizers to get a better idea of the number of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. An immigration rights group, Voces de la Frontera, says at least 12 people..

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US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be..

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Shooting victim was recent immigrant from Nepal Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland drugstore warehouse (all times local): 5 p.m. A family friend says one of the victims killed in a shooting at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland was a mother of two who had recently moved to the U.S. from Nepal to try to give..

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Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them Friday, September 21st, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported, a newspaper reported Thursday. The men committed crimes and served their..

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Trump’s immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of..

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US again slashing number of refugees it will accept Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

By SUSANNAH GEORGE, WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the..

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Merkel Takes a Gamble With New Immigration Law

BY MICHAEL NIENABER, BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. With an aging..

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Austria: EU summit focus on Brexit, migration, cool tension Monday, September 17th, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says Brexit and bridge-building will be center-stage at a two-day European Union summit this week. Kurz met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Monday, having met the previous day with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We have to..

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Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally Saturday, September 15th, 2018

By JOHN HANNA, TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach highlights his national reputation as an immigration crusader in running for Kansas governor by promising voters that if he’s elected he’ll work to drive out illegal immigrants to halt what he says is the $377 million in benefits provided to them..

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ICE detains dozens of workers in Arkansas factory raid Thursday, September 13th, 2018

ALMA, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has detained at least two dozen employees of a northwestern Arkansas food-processing plant as part of an immigration raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Bryant Preserving..

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Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A surge in families coming to the U.S. illegally contributed to an increase of illegal crossings from Mexico in August following two months of declines, authorities said Wednesday. The number of family arrivals reached 15,955, a sharp increase from July that..

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Iraqi man seeks release after long immigration detainment Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iraqi man who allegedly hid his past as a member of an elite Iraqi military force is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to release him after 16 months in immigration custody. Attorneys for 34-year-old Farass Adnan Ali are challenging what they call his “unreasonable,..

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In 1st key speech, new UN human rights chief airs concerns Monday, September 10th, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief warned Monday about abuses worldwide, citing among others the Trump administration’s “unconscionable” separations of migrant families and urging the European Union to create a dedicated search and rescue operation for migrants in the..

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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..