Immigration


Trump willing to shut down government over border security Sunday, July 29th, 2018

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans, trying to protect their majority..

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Teenager creates site giving children answers on deportation Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By SUSAN HAIGH, HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians. Sixteen-year-old Jody Bell, who will be a senior this fall at Greenwich High School,..

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Sessions defends deputy after impeachment move Thursday, July 26th, 2018

By PHILIP MARCELO, BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his top deputy Thursday after a handful of congressional Republicans moved this week to impeach him. Speaking in Boston, Sessions said he has the “highest confidence” in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and..

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Immigrant held after Army base pizza delivery released Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, NEW YORK (AP) — An Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after delivering pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation walked out of an immigration detention center house hours after a judge ordered his immediate release. Pablo Villavicencio exited the detention center..

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Deportations take unique toll on blended American families Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, BOCA DEL RÍO, Mexico (AP) — It’s almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she fusses over the list with him. At the bar she helped run, she still gives..

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In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and MELISSA DANIELS, PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an “important function.” She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on..

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Baby didn’t initially know parents at reunion

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government’s policy of separating immigrant families didn’t recognize his parents at first when..

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More than 300 older children split at border are reunited Friday, July 20th, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and NOMAAN MERCHANT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice..

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A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

By ALAN FRAM, WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure,..

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Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

By AMY TAXIN, SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their..

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New Mexico lawmakers weigh immigration detention oversight Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

By MARY HUDETZ, SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several migrants told New Mexico lawmakers Monday that they were denied medication and adequate treatment while detained inside two different federal immigration facilities in the state. At a legislative hearing in Santa Fe, a man originally from Mexico..

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Migrants disembark in Sicily after EU sharing plan reached Monday, July 16th, 2018

By NICOLE WINFIELD and GINO MACELI, POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy’s..

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US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By DAVID PITT, DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent..

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Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a..

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Trump stands by ‘culture’ criticism of European immigration Friday, July 13th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed ahead Friday with his complaints that European immigration policies are changing the “fabric of Europe” and destroying European culture. During a news conference with British Prime Minster Theresa..

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ICE: Immigration detainee’s death appears to be suicide

CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Mexican man held at a south Georgia immigration detention center has died in an apparent suicide. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release Thursday that 40-year-old Efrain De La Rosa was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. ICE..

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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..