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October 12, 2019 - 8:27 am
By REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: The officer had...
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October 02, 2019 - 6:08 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to expand the collection of DNA from migrants who cross U.S. borders, and to include the information in a massive criminal database operated by the FBI. The effort is separate from and much broader than the...
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September 24, 2019 - 5:44 pm
By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018 arrived back in Chicago Tuesday for a final chance at becoming a U.S. citizen and living in the city he has called home since boyhood. Federal immigration authorities granted Miguel Perez Jr. a two-...
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August 26, 2019 - 2:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nineteen states are suing over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday the rule change puts children at risk. He's leading the...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:27 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 elected state and local prosecutors on Friday challenged Attorney General William Barr's bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions. Barr wants to change immigration rules that...
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July 19, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its policy requiring asylum seekers to wait outside the country to one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, where thousands of people are already camped, some for several months. The Department of Homeland...
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July 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-two Border Patrol employees are now under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. This comes on Monday from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is considering an executive order to try to force inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census. Trump is telling reporters Friday as he departs the White House for a weekend in New Jersey that it's among four or five options he's...
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June 24, 2019 - 2:10 pm
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico most likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S., authorities said Monday. A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The...
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June 14, 2019 - 4:18 pm
By ASTRID GALVAN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a...
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