Judge to consider lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests Monday, August 20th, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Boston to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will argue before a judge on Monday for temporary relief..

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Campaign raising money for free legal immigrant services Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By SUSAN HAIGH, HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two retired jurists, including the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, have teamed up to raise money to help expand free legal services to immigrant children and families in Connecticut. They warn there’s a growing and unmet demand for legal..

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California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight Saturday, August 18th, 2018

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children. State judges cannot..

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Contractor makes progress on new border wall in New Mexico Friday, August 17th, 2018

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Construction workers have completed more than half of a new barrier along a desolate stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico as part of President Donald Trump’s fight against drug trafficking and illegal immigration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection..

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Austria rejects Afghan asylum-seeker ‘gay’ claim: report Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

VIENNA, (AFP) - Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not "act" or "dress" like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in Lower Austria state found no grounds for fear of persecution based on the sexual orientation of the..

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Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and..

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9-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By JILL LAWLESS, LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3 years old, has competed internationally..

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Cortez Masto talks immigration, health care, Supreme Court Saturday, August 11th, 2018

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Friday that she’s focusing on ensuring people have access to affordable health care and making sure that families separated at the U.S-Mexico border by President Donald Trump’s administration are reunited. Cortez..

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Man accused of offering $500 for immigration agent’s killing Friday, August 10th, 2018

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, BOSTON (AP) — A man who offered on social media to pay $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was arrested on Thursday, prosecutors said. Law enforcement officials said they hope the arrest of Brandon Ziobrowski sends the message that they will not..

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ACLU lawsuit accuses US of wrongfully denying asylum Thursday, August 9th, 2018

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and AMY TAXIN, HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. The ACLU’s lawsuit asks a judge to invalidate Attorney..

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More than 700,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 700,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. President Donald Trump has focused border security efforts on erecting a..

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Russian immigrant seeks Democratic nod for Alaska House seat Monday, August 6th, 2018

By BECKY BOHRER and MARK THIESSEN, JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mom, who had married a man in..

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Cabrera-Zepnick rematch tops legislative primaries Sunday, August 5th, 2018

By TODD RICHMOND, MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Immigration attorney Marisabel Cabrera wasn’t looking for more motivation to challenge Democratic state Rep. Josh Zepnick in next week’s legislative primaries, but she got it six months ago. Cabrera had been eager for a rematch after she nearly beat..

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Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume Saturday, August 4th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The ruling has no immediate effect because U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington gave the..

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US, ACLU divide on how to reunify separated families Friday, August 3rd, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico..

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Court strikes down Trump push to cut ‘sanctuary city’ funds Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials, saying an executive order threatening to cut funding..

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Zimbabwe man who lived in Idaho for 15 years to be deported Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Immigration officials are preparing to deport a Zimbabwe man who has been living in Pocatello for 15 years and has a child with a U.S. citizen. Chris Matimba’s lawyer Chris Christensen says his client will be deported in two weeks. The Idaho State Journal reports Chris..

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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..