Immigration News

1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord November 22, 2019

By SONIA PEREZ D., GUATEMALA CITY (AP): The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the..

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants November 21, 2019

By ASTRID GALVAN, TUCSON, Ariz. (AP): An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two..

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels November 17, 2019

By MARIA VERZA, NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP): The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep..

Immigration hawk promoted to U.S. homeland security acting deputy November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, (Reuters): The Trump administration named immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, the same day it installed an acting secretary who became the agency’s fifth leader in three years. Chad Wolf told department staff in..

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction November 13, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration’s critics. The..

International Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers begins November 12, 2019

KATHMANDU: The International Conference on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers kicked off here today. The main objective of the event is to seek ways for the protection of migrant workers and solutions to issues facing them through dialogues and cooperation among the trans-national..

Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe? November 9, 2019

By WILSON RING, CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP): In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away,..

Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race November 7, 2019

By JOSHUA GOODMAN, MIAMI (AP): As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State..

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares November 7, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin’s cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receiving a savage beating from two men three weeks ago while she was strolling home..

France, under pressure from right wing, toughens stance on immigration November 7, 2019

By Elizabeth Pineau and Christian Lowe, PARIS (Reuters): France is to clear out some migrant tent camps, impose quotas for migrant workers and deny newly-arrived asylum seekers access to non-urgent healthcare, in a drive to show voters President Emmanuel Macron is heeding their concerns about..

U.S. Supreme Court mulls making it easier to deport immigrants for crimes November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, (Reuters): U.S. Supreme Court justices considered on Monday whether to make it easier for federal authorities to deport certain immigrants who have committed crimes, a population targeted by President Donald Trump’s administration. The nine justices during an hour of arguments..

Judge to Hear Arguments in Challenge to Immigrant Detentions November 4, 2019

BOSTON (AP) : A FEDERAL judge in Boston is expected to hear arguments in a class action lawsuit challenging the detention of immigrants facing deportation. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris is considering Tuesday a motion for a summary judgment in the case. The American Civil Liberties..

Immigration Looms Over Contested Minnesota School Referendum November 4, 2019

BY STEPHEN GROVES AND STEVE KARNOWSKI, WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP): When voters in this southwestern Minnesota town weigh nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an influx of immigrants, Miguel Rivas will be among those saying yes — and hoping..

Court Blocks Trump Immigration Rules for LAPD Grant November 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP): A federal appeals court says the Trump administration can't require Los Angeles police to cooperate with immigration agents in order to receive public safety grants. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting efforts to..

Emails Cast Doubt on Claim of Immigration Visit to School October 31, 2019

BY JONATHAN MATTISE, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP): Emails cast fresh doubt on a recent claim that immigration officials visited a Nashville school asking for student records. In an Oct. 11 email among Nashville school officials obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request, district..

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