Immigration


Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protests Friday, December 20th, 2019

By ASHOK SHARMA, NEW DELHI (AP): Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left 11 people dead and more than 4,000 others..

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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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Chinese national arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By TERRY SPENCER, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP): A Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida..

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Morocco foils illegal immigration attempt, arrests 25 Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

RABAT: Morocco has foiled an illegal immigration attempt in the northeastern city of Nador and arrested 25 Sub-Saharan African migrants, the Moroccan police said Tuesday in a statement. During this operation in late Monday, a person suspected of organizing illegal immigration wanted by police was..

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Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment Friday, December 13th, 2019

By MICHAEL HILL, ALBANY, N.Y. (AP): A law that will allow New Yorkers to get driver’s licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally weathered a second court challenge Friday, days before its enactment. A federal district judge ruled against Rensselaer County Clerk Frank..

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Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By JULIE WATSON, San Diego (AP): A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government’s refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a detention facility in San Diego. Dr. Bonnie Arzuaga said..

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Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP): Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said. At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was..

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Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Juarez Friday, December 6th, 2019

ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP): The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a..

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US persuades judge to stop pro-Trump border wall group Thursday, December 5th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP): The U.S. government persuaded a federal judge to prevent a private fundraising group from building its own wall next to the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico, despite the group’s longstanding claim that it is supporting President Donald Trump. U.S...

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Italian coast guard divers recover 7 bodies of migrants Saturday, November 30th, 2019

ROME (AP): Italian coast guard divers on Saturday recovered the bodies of seven people in the sea off a tiny island where a boat crowded with migrants capsized a week earlier. The recovery, at a depth of 47 meters (155 feet), near Lampedusa raised to 12 the number of bodies found from the..

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Tougher US asylum policy follows in Europe’s footsteps Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP): Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city,..

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1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord Thursday, November 21st, 2019

By SONIA PEREZ D., GUATEMALA CITY (AP): The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the..

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