Immigration


US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday. In a motion that must still be approved by a federal judge, the Justice..

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Spain’s Foreign Minister Visits Senegal to Discuss Migration Monday, November 23rd, 2020

BY CARLEY PETESCH, DAKAR, Senegal (AP):- Spain’s foreign minister met Sunday with Senegal's president in the West African country’s capital Sunday to discuss the sudden increase of Senegalese migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands by boat. Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González..

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Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District..

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USCIS Announces A Revised Naturalization Civics Test Friday, November 13th, 2020

By N24 Correspondent, NEW YORK:- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019. According to a USCIS statement on Friday,..

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UN migration agency: 74 drown after boat capsizes near Libya Thursday, November 12th, 2020

By NOHA ELHENNAWY, CAIRO (AP):- At least 74 migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship capsized off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the U.N.’s migration agency said, in the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean since last month. The boat was carrying..

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US deports migrant women who alleged abuse by Georgia doctor Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to their lawyers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has already deported six former patients..

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Over 1,600 migrants reach Spain’s Canary Islands, 1 dies Sunday, November 8th, 2020

MADRID (AP):- More than 1,600 migrants have either been rescued at sea or reached Spain’s Canary Islands in small boats over the weekend, emergency services for the archipelago said Sunday. The body of one person who had died during the perilous journey was recovered by rescuers in waters near..

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USCIS Opens TPS Re-Registration For South Sudan Monday, November 2nd, 2020

BY N24 Staff Writer, NEW YORK:- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under South Sudan’s designation who want to maintain their status through May 2, 2022, must re-register for TPS from..

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Minority US contract tracers build trust in diverse cities Saturday, October 31st, 2020

By JULIE WATSON, SAN DIEGO (AP):- When a contact tracer called the Iraqi woman to say her 18-year-old daughter tested positive for the coronavirus and could quarantine for free in a hotel, the woman panicked — recalling the family’s terror of risking separation forever during their flight from..

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AFRICAN ASYLUM SEEKERS FACE SHAMEFUL TREATMENT Monday, October 26th, 2020

Fleeing persecution in Nigeria, arriving in the United States, Pastor Ben said he was immediately taken into detention. “I was told I would see the judge in two weeks,” the time stretched to “five years and two months only because I asked for asylum at the airport.” Pastor Ben was a..

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Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens Saturday, October 17th, 2020

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO, WASHINGTON (AP):- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump’s policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the census count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of..

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Venezuelans once again fleeing on foot as troubles mount Thursday, October 8th, 2020

By MARIANA PALAU and MANUEL RUEDA, PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP):- Eleazar Hernández slept on a sidewalk amid a light drizzle, temperatures that dipped close to freezing and the roar of passing trucks. The 23-year-old Venezuelan migrant was trying to make it to the Colombian city of Medellin with his..

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USCIS Clarifies Conditions for Adjustment Of Status From TPS Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

N24 Staff Writer, NEW YORK:- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified conditions for the Adjustment Of Status (AOS) from that of a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), stressing that an individual has to be inspected at the port of entry and paroled into the US to..

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UNH Prof Accused of Posing as Immigrant Woman on Twitter Monday, October 5th, 2020

BY MICHAEL CASEY, (AP):- A white University of New Hampshire chemistry professor is accused of posing as an immigrant woman of color on Twitter to make racist and sexist comments and attack users who supported racial justice and other progressive causes. The university has not named the professor..

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Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

By SONIA PÉREZ D., POPTUN, Guatemala (AP):- Hundreds of U.S.-bound Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country’s border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock. By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so..

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