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Up to 70 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Tunisia Friday, May 10th, 2019

By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA, TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 other people from the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia’s state news..

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AP finds 13,000 asylum seekers on border wait lists Thursday, May 9th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, NOMAAN MERCHANT and PATRICIO ESPINOZA, CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in tents next to bridges leading to Texas for weeks on..

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Teen’s death raises new questions about US care of migrants Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and SONIA PÉREZ D., HOUSTON (AP) — Juan de León Gutiérrez told his mother he was calling from a warehouse in Mexico, hidden by a human smuggler who had been paid to take the teenager into the United States. “He told me he had something of a headache, perhaps because he..

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U.S. census should ID, but not count, illegal immigrants

Decent, law-abiding people know that crime is wrong and it’s unjust to profit from criminality. So why do many Democrats oppose President Trump directing the U.S. census to determine whether people are illegally in America? After all, a fundamental principle of our Constitution is that each..

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Trump has signed off on Kushner’s immigration plan Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed off on a new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner that appeared to receive a positive reception from Republican senators briefed on it Tuesday. A senior administration..

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Alarmed states work to avoid vast undercount in 2020 census Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and GEOFF MULVIHILL, LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a squat office building not far from downtown, Esperanza Guevara is getting ready to look for people who might not want to be found. And her job could get a lot harder. The immigrant-rights activist is leading a drive to reach tens..

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Trump says asylum seekers should have to pay a fee to apply Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump..

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Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules Monday, April 29th, 2019

Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg, WASHINGTON, NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims..

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FACT CHECK: Trump’s Follies on Immigration, Health Care Sunday, April 28th, 2019

BY HOPE YEN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stretched the truth on various fronts at his Wisconsin rally and in weekend remarks, asserting that an immigration plan to send migrants illegally in the country to sanctuary cities had begun when it hadn't. He also claimed credit for jobs he..

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Brand Trudeau Wins a Second Term Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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