Immigration


US judge deals blow to Trump’s border wall plans Friday, May 24th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump's signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico. Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress to obtain money..

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Immigrant Graduates From Arizona High School, Future Unclear Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

BY ANITA SNOW, PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child has graduated from high school in Arizona just weeks after federal officials detained him and his classmates protested for his release. Thomas Torres, dressed in a burgundy cap and gown, wore a broad smile..

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USCIS Accelerates Transition to Digital Immigration Processing Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

WASHINGTON: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a new strategy known as eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital business model. eProcessing will be a complete digital experience, from applying for a benefit, to communicating with USCIS, through..

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Trump renews criticism of Mexico over immigration Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Mexico was “doing virtually nothing to stop illegal immigrants from coming to our southern border” and that he would soon give a response. “Mexico’s attitude is that people from other countries, including Mexico, should..

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5th migrant child dies after detention by US border agents Monday, May 20th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala who died in U.S. custody Monday had been held for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred to another holding facility after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified by U.S...

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For Immigrants Without Lawyers, Justice Is Hard to Find Sunday, May 19th, 2019

BY NATALIE YAHR, MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It was nearly three hours before sunrise on a frigid October morning when immigration attorney Aissa Olivarez climbed into her Honda CR-V and left her Madison apartment. She drove an hour and 40 minutes to Elgin, Illinois, and got on the commuter train,..

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Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’ Friday, May 17th, 2019

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger,..

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Trump pushes immigration plan favoring ‘merit’ over family Thursday, May 16th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors..

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Panama sees surge in migrants crossing perilous Darien Gap Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

By JUAN ZAMORANO, PENITAS, Panama (AP) — Venise Felizor lay on a mattress in a warehouse-turned-shelter on a hot, sticky afternoon with her 20-month-old son, Wesly, in her arms, the boy coughing and wailing after suffering from diarrhea for days. Originally from Haiti, they recently appeared in..

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Border wall to go up in national monument, wildlife refuge Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

By ASTRID GALVAN and NOMAAN MERCHANT, PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental..

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Setting the Record Straight About African Migration Monday, May 13th, 2019

In recent years, images of young Africans attempting to reach Europe, sometimes through the most daring and desperate routes, have become a fixture on global and national news channels. Cynical politicians in Europe and the United States have argued, for the sake of winning votes, that these..

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