Immigration


Homeland Security suspends travel programs for New Yorkers Thursday, February 6th, 2020

NEW YORK (AP): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would no longer let New York residents enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of a new state law that blocked federal immigration officials from accessing motor vehicle records. In a three-page letter,..

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Immigration Bill Passes Kentucky Senate After Lengthy Debate Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

BY BRUCE SCHREINER, FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP): A bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in Kentucky won state Senate approval Tuesday after a debate that offered starkly different portrayals of the contentious immigration measure. The Republican-dominated Senate passed the bill on a..

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US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’ Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE and COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. The regulations, which take effect Friday, address..

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NEED FOR WORLD MIGRANT POLICY Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Migrants from one country to another can be classified into two categories. One category is those who want to migrate to another country to seek greener pastures and better living conditions . They are largely those who do not have much love left for their motherland and are more self centred...

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US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans Thursday, January 9th, 2020

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S...

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Montana justices hear arguments about immigration detainers Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

By AMY BETH HANSON, HELENA, Mont. (AP): The ACLU of Montana is asking the state Supreme Court to rule state law does not allow local law enforcement officers to arrest people for alleged civil violations of federal immigration law. The court did not immediately rule after hearing arguments..

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Homeland Security will share citizenship data with Census Monday, January 6th, 2020

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, ORLANDO, Fla. (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on..

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US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

By ASTRID GALVAN and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PHOENIX (AP): The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a program known as..

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Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home Sunday, December 29th, 2019

By TIM SULLIVAN, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP): By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, maybe she’d be a waitress. They thought they’d be safe. They thought..

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US awards immigration detention contracts in California Monday, December 23rd, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): The Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centers in California —- less than two weeks before a new state law takes effect to prohibit them. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in October..

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US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas Saturday, December 21st, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP): Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall. Trump’s signature campaign promise has consistently faced political, legal, and environmental obstacles in Texas,..

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DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids Friday, December 20th, 2019

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December. The Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security released two brief statements..

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Boston Mayor OKs New Limits on Police in Immigration Matters Thursday, December 19th, 2019

BOSTON (AP): BOSTON'S mayor signed into law Thursday new restrictions meant to limit the participation of city police in federal immigration enforcement matters. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh proposed the amendments to the city's Trust Act following revelations that Boston police have been closely..

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