Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder
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Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder

NEW YORK (AP) — On immigration, there were few easy answers for the Republican Party’s most vulnerable members. And President Donald Trump just made things harder. Endangered Republicans from California to Colorado and Nevada to New Jersey have struggled in recent days to defend their president’s decision to end the program that offered deportation protections … Continue reading

What is DACA? A look at immigrant program Trump is ending
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What is DACA? A look at immigrant program Trump is ending

PHOENIX (AP) — The program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas has been rescinded. But many questions remain about what will happen to the program’s beneficiaries. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the program, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, … Continue reading

Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest
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Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest

DETROIT (AP) — The arrests of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials appear to be among the first roundups of people from Iraq who have long faced deportation, underscoring rising concerns in other immigrant communities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Monday declined to say how many were taken … Continue reading

Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session
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Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled … Continue reading

Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans
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Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it has started the process of giving residency permits to 588 Cuban migrants who have been stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo since the U.S. ‘changed its immigration policy in January. The National Immigration Institute says the permits don’t constitute political asylum or refugee status … Continue reading

Deal made after Mexican man died at border gets initial OK
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Deal made after Mexican man died at border gets initial OK

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge tentatively approved an agreement Thursday, March 2, for the U.S. government to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being detained by immigration authorities and shot several times with a stun gun. The settlement considered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Louisa Porter is … Continue reading

MS-13 gang suspects indicted in slayings of 3 teenagers
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MS-13 gang suspects indicted in slayings of 3 teenagers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Thursday, March 2, they had captured the members of a violent street gang who killed three high school students, including two girls who were inseparable best friends and were attacked with a machete and baseball bats as they walked through their suburban neighborhood. Thirteen members of local … Continue reading

Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists
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Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists

by Tiana K. Allen On Feb. 1, Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe hosted a luncheon, alongside Virginia’s Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion where he spoke with several college newspaper journalists regarding Virginia’s job opportunities, President Trump’s new immigration policy and many other topics. He said that he’s had great success in … Continue reading

Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described as a previously deported felon. Despite Ramirez’s participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, … Continue reading

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Immigration advocates win and lose

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia colleges won’t be forced to give federal authorities sensitive details about students who may be undocumented immigrants, after a legislative subcommittee killed a bill opposed by immigration advocates. However, another panel killed legislation that immigration advocates had wanted: It would have allowed eligible undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition. … Continue reading

US economy the next victim of Trump’s travel ban
Business / Opinion & Editorial / Politics / Virginia

US economy the next victim of Trump’s travel ban

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Last week in Washington, I spoke on behalf of all of America’s governors to tell our newly elected president and congressional leadership that we are ready to work with them on an agenda that grows our economy and makes people’s lives better. Four days later, Virginia Attorney General Mark … Continue reading

Australian leader says Trump agrees to accept refugees
Australia & the Pacific

Australian leader says Trump agrees to accept refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — President Donald Trump had agreed to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle refugees languishing in Pacific island camps despite the U.S. toughening its stance on Muslim immigration, the Australian prime minister said Monday. Trump had agreed that during a 25-minute telephone conversation on Sunday to accept an unspecified number of … Continue reading

US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban
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US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday, … Continue reading

Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?
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Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?

CHICAGO (AP) — The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking “sanctuary” status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees in an immigrant-heavy industry and tone down fiery rhetoric sparked by the presidential campaign. First inspired … Continue reading

Turkey eases EU fears on migrant deal
Europe

Turkey eases EU fears on migrant deal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has suggested that a landmark deal to stop migrants reaching the European Union can be salvaged despite disagreement on conditions for relaxing visa restrictions for Turkish citizens traveling to the bloc. Easing concern across Europe, Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters during a joint news conference with top EU officials … Continue reading