Immigration News

Trump, Without Evidence, Says Arizona ‘Bracing’ for Surge of Immigrants December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - U.S. President Donald Trump said without evidence on Thursday Arizona "is bracing for a massive surge" of immigrants along part of the border that has no protective fence, reiterating his call for Democrats to back funding for his proposed border wall. "Arizona, together..

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US December 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO, (AP) — A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. Border Patrol agents arrested the woman Nov. 26..

Man Avoids Jail Time for Sham Marriage Immigration Scheme December 5, 2018

WORCESTER, MASS. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who entered into six sham marriages to help foreign-born women skirt U.S. immigration laws has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Peter Hicks, of Worcester, was sentenced Tuesday to two years' probation after an emotional plea to avoid..

15 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan western coast December 5, 2018

TRIPOLI: The Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday that 15 illegal immigrants drowned when their boat capsized off the city of Misurata, some 250 km east of the capital Tripoli. "A rubber boat capsized off Misurata coast carrying 25 illegal immigrants. 15 migrants drowned, while 10 others survived..

About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US, AP finds December 4, 2018

By MARIA VERZA, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep. Her son had fled Honduras for the U.S. in 2010 in part because of gang threats, just as thousands are doing today in..

Governor Wants Judge Removed Amid Immigration Probe December 4, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants a judge he nominated pulled off the bench amid a federal investigation into whether she and other court staff helped a man evade immigration officials who believe he's in the country illegally. The Republican governor said Monday that District..

Mexico president says working with U.S., Canada on immigration plan December 3, 2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said he was working with the United States and Canada to create a three-way investment plan to tackle the issue of immigration from Mexico and Central America. Lopez Obrador, speaking in his first news conference since..

Top US, Mexico diplomats meet in Washington amid migrant crisis December 3, 2018

WASHINGTON,(AFP) - Mexico's new Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday for what he called a "friendly" meeting amid tensions over the migrant crisis at the border. The talks came one day after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as Mexico's new..

G-20 agrees on trade, migration, US goes own way on climate December 2, 2018

By ANGELA CHARLTON, LUIS ANDRES HENAO and PETER ORSI, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on..

Immigrant deported after seeking refuge in N Carolina church November 30, 2018

By JONATHAN DREW, DURHAM, N.C.(AP) – A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was removed from the U.S. and taken to Mexico at 8:45 p.m., said U.S. Immigration and Customs..

Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US November 30, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico, (AFP) - Ten Central American women taking part in the migrant caravan camped on the US-Mexican border said Thursday they were starting a hunger strike to pressure American authorities to let them apply for asylum. "Since no one is listening to us, we've decided as a women's..

Illegal immigration in U.S. drops to lowest level November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, (AP) — The number of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday, Nov. 27. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center said 10.7 million immigrants lacked legal status in 2016, down from 11..

U.N. reaffirms refugees’ right to seek asylum in U.S. November 27, 2018

Stephanie Nebehay, GENEVA (Reuters) - Asylum seekers at the Mexican border fleeing violence or persecution are entitled to lodge claims in the United States to obtain sanctuary there, U.N. agencies said in a fresh attempt to shield migrants from tough U.S. immigration policies. United Nations..

Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home after border clash November 27, 2018

By Susan Heavey and Lizbeth Diaz, WASHINGTON-TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their homelands, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country's busiest border crossing and fired..

US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence November 26, 2018

CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down the nation's..

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