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US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families April 7, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the..

US expands ‘catch and release’ amid surge in migrants April 3, 2019

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as “catch and release.” With immigrant processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration..

Ore. May Grant Driving Privileges to Undocumented Immigrants March 27, 2019

BY SARAH ZIMMERMAN, SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Every time Mariana Alvarez leaves her home, she crosses herself in prayer in hopes she will be able to return to her three children. Alvarez moved to Salem from Mexico, and lives in Oregon without proof of legal residence. Under state law, that means she..

As study abroad numbers rise, Nepali students land in trouble March 2, 2019

Binod Ghimire, KATHMANDU: With a significant rise in the number of Nepali students studying abroad, particularly in Australia, the United States and Japan, more of them have been caught up in scams, pressured by unscrupulous education abroad consultancies, or facing problems because of a failure to..

Judge considers expanding child separation case February 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO, (AP): Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government started breaking up immigrant families as far back as 2017 and is..

Immigrants from Nepal, Honduras Sue U.S. Over End to Protected Status Program February 14, 2019

By AMY TAXIN, NEW YORK, (AP): Immigrants from Nepal and Honduras have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Feb. 10 in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of..

ICE arrests 118 during Operation Cross Check in New York January 30, 2019

NEW YORK, (ICE) – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 118 during a 5-day period, from January 14-18th, in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. During the operation, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal..

Rallies Call for Release of Detained Immigration Activist January 17, 2019

BY PHILIP MARCELO, BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford,..

Trump pushes for border wall money as top lawmakers receive briefing January 2, 2019

Jeff Mason, Amanda Becker, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders arrived at the White House on Wednesday for a briefing in which President Donald Trump and homeland security officials will press their case for a border wall as he held fast to his demand for $5 billion in wall funding that..

US hiring slower but steady as employers add 155K jobs December 7, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate..

Siblings Plead Guilty to Sham Marriage Immigration Deal December 5, 2018

WATERLOO, IOWA (AP) — A Waterloo brother and sister have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to arrange a sham marriage so he wouldn't have to leave the United States. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Selmir Salkanovic and his sister, Salena Dedic pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in..

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay November 16, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in Tijuana opened a gymnasium..

Conventional thinking: Conservatives push new amendments November 3, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm..

Trump team uses new rationale to terminate TPS program for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants October 15, 2018

Alan Gomez, WASHINGTON DC: For the past year, the Trump administration has been phasing out a special immigration program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of foreigners from nations devastated by natural disasters and civil strife to live and work in the U.S. as legal residents. In order to..

U.S. Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits In 1 Year October 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found. The..

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