Immigration


New California Law Expands Tax Credit for Immigrants Friday, September 18th, 2020

SACRAMENTO, (AP):- California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they often don’t owe..

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More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only..

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Greek police begin moving asylum-seekers into new camp Thursday, September 17th, 2020

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP):- A Greek police operation is underway on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp into a new facility on the island. Police said Thursday morning’s operation included 70 female police..

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Lawrence OK Protections for Immigrants in Country Illegally Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

LAWRENCE, KAN. (AP):- After more than a year of discussion, Lawrence city officials have approved a nondiscrimination ordinance that governs treatment of immigrants in the country illegally, and oversees how police interact with those immigrants. Tuesday's vote by the Lawrence City Commission..

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Illegal Myanmar migrants caught

TAK, (AFP):- Ten Myanmar nationals were arrested near the border in Mae Sot district on Tuesday, all without travel documents, as security along the Thai-Myanmar frontier remains tight to keep out Covid-19. The seven men and three women were found at Santonpin community by a patrol of police,..

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Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries: Court Monday, September 14th, 2020

SAN DIEGO, (AP):- The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. While an appeal is imminent and orders to leave wouldn't..

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Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic Sunday, September 13th, 2020

By GISELA SALOMON and CLAUDIA TORRENS, MIAMI (AP):- After years of waiting in countries marred by violence, Central Americans who were finally cleared to reunite with their families in the U.S. are facing a major obstacle: the coronavirus pandemic. Only about 338 — or 12% — of 2,700 people..

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Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest Saturday, September 12th, 2020

By ILIANA MIER and ELENA BECATOROS, MORIA, Lesbos (AP):- Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded migrant and refugee camp during a coronavirus lockdown. Officials have said..

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Thousands protest after Greek refugee camp burns down Friday, September 11th, 2020

By ILIANA MIER and ELENA BECATOROS, MYTILENE, Greece (AP):- Thousands of refugees and migrants left without shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the overcrowded Moria camp held a brief protest Friday on a road to the island’s main town, demanding to be allowed to..

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US revokes visas for 1,000 Chinese under Trump order Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The United States has revoked visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers under an order by President Donald Trump that accused some of them of espionage, the State Department said Wednesday. Trump, in a May 29 proclamation as tensions rose with Beijing on..

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1,000s flee fire at migrant camp on virus lockdown in Greece Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

By DEREK GATOPOULOS, ATHENS, Greece (AP):- Thousands of migrants fled a camp under COVID-19 lockdown after multiple fires gutted much of the site on the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities said early Wednesday. Some 12,500 people were living at the Moria camp and the surrounding area, where..

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Almost 300 Rohingyas arrive in Aceh Monday, September 7th, 2020

BANGKOK, (AFP):- Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said. Acehnese police said a wooden boat carrying the Rohingya was spotted by local fishermen several kilometres off the coast of..

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Refugee families face unique struggles with online school Saturday, September 5th, 2020

By ANITA SNOW, PHOENIX (AP):- Samuel Lavi knew he’d have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the coronavirus pandemic shut down Valencia Newcomer School. Parents and students speak more than a dozen languages, and they’d need help navigating the technology around..

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Judge Orders US to Stop Detaining Migrant Children in Hotels Friday, September 4th, 2020

HOUSTON, (AP):- A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to stop detaining immigrant children in hotels before expelling them from the United States, saying the much-criticized practice skirted “fundamental humanitarian protections." U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the..

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