Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Crime by foreigners fuels sanctuary state debate in Oregon Friday, September 7th, 2018

By ANDREW SELSKY, SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of being in the United States illegally ran a red light while drunk on a street in Oregon’s state capital and crashed into a motorcycle carrying a man and woman, killing them both, authorities said. A judge set bail for Eduardo de la Lima..

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Trump administration to detain immigrant families longer Thursday, September 6th, 2018

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration says it plans to sidestep a court agreement that limited detention for immigrant children. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement, which requires the government to..

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Pima County board withdraws from $1.4M border security grant Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to withdraw from a controversial $1.4 million border security grant. Known as Operation Stonegarden, the grant covers overtime, mileage and equipment costs for the county sheriff’s department and is an effort to encourage..

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Anti-migrant mood boosts far-right party in Swedish election Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

By VANESSA GERA and DAVID KEYTON, FLEN, Sweden (AP) — For Monica and Bengt Borg, a retired Swedish couple, Flen doesn’t feel like Sweden anymore. As they sit on a bench on the town’s main street, an Iraqi man nearby watches a Kurdish television program on his phone. Arabic pop music pulses..

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Mediterranean crossings ‘deadlier than ever’: UN

GENEVA, (AFP) - Even as the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen sharply, the likelihood of dying during the dangerous voyage has risen significantly, the UN said Monday. Between January and July, more than 58,000 asylum seekers and migrants reached..

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In Georgia, Some Immigrant Families Face Separation

ATLANTA (AP) — The separation of children from their immigrant parents along the border has drawn international attention this year, but similar separations also take place far away from the border. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that in Georgia when a parent is deported or detained,..

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18 injured in German protests for and against migrants Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

CHEMNITZ, (AFP) - Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing..

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Sex abuse claims raise pressure to reunite migrant families Saturday, September 1st, 2018

By JULIE WATSON and MARCOS ALEMAN, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody. The government of..

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Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers Friday, August 31st, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Human rights groups expressed alarm Thursday at Thailand’s detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, saying they face possible persecution if returned to their homelands. Thai and international rights groups said the..

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Police: ICE to be called on man in self-defense shooting Thursday, August 30th, 2018

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — His fatal shooting of another man was ruled self-defense, but Mississippi police say the man was living in the country illegally and will be reported to immigration authorities. Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance tells WTVA-TV Montejo Torres fatally shot Juan Guzman in..

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Primary takeaways: Establishment loses, diversity grows Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

By STEVE PEOPLES, NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season. Arizona and Florida held primaries Tuesday, both of which tested Trump’s..

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Hungary university stops courses for refugees due to new tax Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Central European University says it has been forced to suspend education programs for refugees and asylum seekers due to a new “immigration surtax” that took effect last week. The Budapest-based university, founded by Hungarian-American billionaire George..

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FACT CHECK: Trump’s bent reality: Cohen, clean air, taxes Monday, August 27th, 2018

By HOPE YEN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is living in an alternate reality when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and other controversies swirling around him. He laments the threat of a “perjury trap” in explaining why he’s hesitant to be interviewed..

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As more immigrants wear monitors, effectiveness is disputed Sunday, August 26th, 2018

By COLLEEN LONG, FRANK BAJAK and WILL WEISSERT, EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices — a..

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Minnesota volunteers offer medical help to Syrian refugees

By JOHN MOLSEED, ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The video may be grainy, but it’s clear the infant lying on a gurney is struggling to breathe. The baby, identified as “Azzam,” had been brought to a refugee camp in Lebanon for displaced Syrians. The child’s family said they were turned away from..

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Rauner vetoes bills on immigration Saturday, August 25th, 2018

By JOHN O’CONNOR, SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a measure Friday that would encourage immigrants’ cooperation with police investigations by offering protection from deportation, one of three immigrant-related bills the Republican nixed in a week of rising tensions over..

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Complaint: Migrant parents coerced by officials Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

By ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they did not understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. In some of the cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited..

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30 people deported by United States arrive in Cambodia Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

By SOPHENG CHEANG, PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Thirty Cambodians who had been living in the United States arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday after being deported under a U.S. law that allows the repatriation of immigrants who have been convicted of felonies and have not become American..

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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..