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US judge deals blow to Trump’s border wall plans

US judge deals blow to Trump’s border wall plans

WASHINGTON, (AFP): A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump's signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico. Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress to obtain money for border wall construction after a standoff over funding for the project led to the longest..

Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1, according to a copy of the email obtained by The Associated Press. Cissna leads the agency responsible for legal..

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U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago

- By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago

Unauthorized immigrants in the United States are better at speaking English and more educated than they were a decade ago, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data. In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – meaning they either spoke only English at home or rated themselves as speaking English very well – up from a quarter in..



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Child asylum-seekers go into hiding before Dutch deportation

By MIKE CORDER, THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two Armenian children whose bid for asylum in the Netherlands has been rejected have gone into hiding on the day the Dutch government was expected to deport them, a spokesman said Saturday, in the latest twist in a case that has riveted this.....

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U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago

- By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn

Unauthorized immigrants in the United States are better at speaking English and more educated than they were a decade ago, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data. In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – meaning they either.....

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A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

- By Marisa Peñaloza, John Burnett

The population of the province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, is majority Maya. It’s a remote region near the border with Mexico, about a seven-hour drive from the capital, Guatemala City, on roads that are breathtakingly steep — often unpaved and very narrow. The village of San Antonio Las.....

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Canadians, Others Brace As U.S. Shuffles Green Card Deck

- By Andy J. Semotiuk

Canadians and other nationals are bracing against a serious new threat to their eligibility to get green cards under American immigration policy. This, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just sidestepped another U.S. threat, by grudgingly signing the USMCA free trade agreement without getting a.....

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Germany, France slam Russia over east Ukraine passport scheme

BERLIN, (AFP) - Germany and France on Thursday condemned Moscow for making it easier to obtain Russian passports in separatist areas of east Ukraine, saying the move undermined the Minsk peace agreements. "Together with France, we condemn the Russian decree, which would ease the granting of.....

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Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film

- By Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too late for that now); it might demonstrate, in various ways, a singular approach to solar energy (impossible, we are told, on that.....

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March 17, 2018

Tx. Police Stop Truck Loaded with Immigrants

More than 80 people believed to be in the country illegally were found in the back of a tractor-trailer following a traffic stop in South Texas Tuesday night. Authorities say some of the people were treated for dehydration. (May..

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