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September 12, 2019 - 9:44 am
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Eds: Updates with Customs and Border Protection head saying US wants migrants with valid claims to seek help in the 1st country they get to. Links audio. With AP Photos. AP Audio. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump...
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Jeff Katz
September 09, 2019 - 5:13 pm
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has blocked Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from vistiting border facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border after staff members were reportedly "disruptive" and did not follow instructions during their last visit, according to Fox News...
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September 06, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under threat of crippling U.S. tariffs, Mexico said Friday it had reduced the flow of migrants arriving at its northern border by 56% in three months. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said he believes Mexico's strategy of...
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September 05, 2019 - 2:13 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the...
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Jeff Katz
August 30, 2019 - 11:45 am
2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden told the crowd at a town hall event in South Carolina Thursday that he wants to close down detention facilities at the border. Biden was asked by a student of Clinton College (where the event was held) what he would do to help reunite migrant...
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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 23, 2019 - 2:29 pm
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued The GEO Group in 2017,...
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August 21, 2019 - 9:14 am
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. That's according to two DHS officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to...
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August 20, 2019 - 5:23 pm
By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing...
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Jeff Katz
August 20, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants...
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