WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump rails against an influx of migrants at the border , two of his most influential White House power players are at odds over the future of his immigration...
Ribbon cutting a last act for ousted Trump DHS officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen and other longtime civil servants stood outside the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters Wednesday in the breezy sunshine — a ribbon-cutting...
Trump considering naming an ‘immigration czar’
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate immigration policy across...
Project exploring migrant deaths in US aims to go global
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of University of Michigan students filled out toe tags this week with information on each of the roughly 3,000 migrants who have died trying to sneak into the U.S....
Vermont senator: State to receive withheld federal grants
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says approximately $2.3 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants that have been withheld from Vermont over an immigration policy dispute with the...
The Latest: Rape suspect in immigration fight had green card
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on (all times local):
The Tunisian national charged with rape at the center of a political tug-of-war between San Francisco and federal immigration authorities had a green card that permitted him to live and work in the United States.
Dutch church ends 24/7 service after govt policy shift
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch Protestant church ended a months-long, round-the-clock service Wednesday that started in October to protect a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation after the government announced changes to its immigration policy.
Asylum seekers worry new US policy will mean more waiting
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Eusebio Gomez thought his arduous journey to the U.S. and monthslong wait in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, would end when he made it to American soil. But a shift in the Trump administration's immigration policy could mean more waiting.
Woman who protested at Portland’s ICE office gets probation
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A protester who spit at federal officers as they arrested her during a demonstration outside Portland's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building last summer has been sentenced to six months of probation.
California officer’s killing reignites sanctuary law fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting death of a California police officer has reignited the debate over sanctuary laws, with a sheriff all but blaming the statewide immigration policy for the killing as he announced the arrest of a man living in the U.S. illegally.
Judges push back against ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported.
Baltimore sues Trump administration over immigration policy
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the Trump administration alleging that "unlawful" efforts altering a State Department policy are restricting visa applicants and deterring law-abiding immigrants from claiming public assistance.
Hearing in asylum law challenge set for next week
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge set a hearing for Monday to determine whether to temporarily halt the Trump administration's latest immigration policy change denying asylum to anyone caught crossing the border illegally.
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation late last week. The regulations circumvent immigration law that states anyone who arrives to the U.S. can ask for asylum regardless of how they arrived.
The total number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is near its lowest level in decades. In September, the Border Patrol arrested more people traveling as families or unaccompanied children, than as single adults. The numbers for the entire FY year, to date, shows an increase in families...
Merkley eyes White House, visits early primary states
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — He's a Democrat, a liberal senator who wants to make Medicare available for all Americans, has pushed bills to stem climate change and is a sharp critic of President Donald Trump. And he's seriously considering a run for the White House.
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The Latest: De Leon, Feinstein agree on immigration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a debate between U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and opponent Kevin de Leon (all times local):
Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her same-party challenger say both political parties could come together in the next Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
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DOJ condemns ruling blocking Trump immigration policy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California judge blocking a Trump immigration policy (all times local):
The Department of Justice is condemning a judge's ruling that blocks the Trump administration from ending protections for 300,000 immigrants living and working in the United States.
ACLU sues New Hampshire police force over immigration policy
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a New Hampshire city for allegedly detaining a Jordanian man on immigration violations after he helped authorities nab a suspect in another case.
Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back
MIAMI (AP) — The drama of parents being separated from their children at the border dominated the headlines this summer. But thousands of immigrant families are experiencing a similar frustration with new hurdles to take custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own.
The Trump administration has imposed more stringent rules and vetting for family members to get these children back as part of an across-the-board hardening of immigration policy.
AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on immigration policy and supported a reprieve for 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.
Senators seek alternatives to family separation
Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach highlights his national reputation as an immigration crusader in running for Kansas governor by promising voters that if he's elected he'll work to drive out illegal immigrants to halt what he says is the $377 million in benefits provided to them by the state each year.
Avenatti talks Trump immigration policy, midterms in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, railed against President Donald Trump's immigration policies and urged a group of progressives in Las Vegas on Friday to turn out voters in the midterm elections.
"There is an enormous amount at stake. We are talking about a critical time in our nation's history," Avenatti told about 30 people gathered at the offices of a Nevada progressive group.
Holocaust survivors: Separation from parents left scars
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Leon Malmed's childhood fear came flooding back when he read about President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy in the newspapers.
He still remembers the day his parents were taken from him.
"That is the only memory that I have from my childhood," Malmed, now 80, said as he sat on his living room couch at his South Lake Tahoe home. "I remember hanging on to the dress of my mother and crying.
"That image just stayed all my life, and that was 76 years ago."
Australian’s Parliament speech on ‘final solution’ condemned
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is a political rarity this year, one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat.
In a year when the Senate map isn't favorable for Democrats, changing demographics could put the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake within reach.
Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump overruled the warnings of aides Monday to endorse hardline conservative Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's Republican gubernatorial primary.
In a morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump said Kobach has his "full & total Endorsement!" as he faces off against a field of candidates that includes incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Thursday cited the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure. She said that she was "vehemently against family separation" but noted that immigration was "incredibly complex as a topic."
Judge calls ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy ‘cruel’
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge who ordered an Ecuadorean immigrant who delivered pizza to an Army installation freed from an immigration detention camp said Wednesday that the government was applying its "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal entry in a "thoughtless and cruel" manner.
U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty explained in a written opinion why he ordered Pablo Villavicencio freed last week from a detention center in New Jersey.
BOSTON (AP) — When Massachusetts lawmakers made a mad dash to finish before the end of the formal session, they left plenty of legislation on the cutting room floor.
Among the bills left unfinished Tuesday were efforts to overhaul the state's education budget, address a federal crackdown on those in the country illegally and reduce price disparities between large teaching hospitals and smaller community hospitals.
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan foster care agencies saw a surge in applications and inquiries amid the immigration crisis that's separated families at the U.S. border.
Randi Fremuth was one of more than 1,260 people who contacted Bethany Christian Services last month. It's the only Michigan agency with a federal contract to care for children separated from their parents as a result of the zero-tolerance immigration policy by President Donald Trump's administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change.
A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 percent of this group say leaders from their generation would do a better job running the country.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl has run away from a Florida detention facility being used to house migrant children.
Homestead Police said they received a call from staff at the Homestead Air Reserve base on Friday saying the teen had run away while being transported to an eye exam. An anonymous tipster told authorities the girl was hiding behind a large toolbox inside an auto care shop.
Authorities found her and took her back to the facility. Her name was not released.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis church that displayed statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy has a new display — a mirror.
The mirror is encased behind fencing and barbed wire outside the Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A member of a state education panel that oversees New Mexico's charter schools is abstaining from standing or saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Commissioner Carmie Lynn Toulouse declined to participate in the reciting of the pledge at the start of a meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — People caught smuggling marijuana into Arizona from Mexico will also face penalties for crossing the border illegally under a shift in policy by federal prosecutors.
Lawyer: Separated parents, children reunited, freed
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two immigrant children detained in Connecticut and their parents were reunited and freed Monday after having been separated during an asylum attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, according to a lawyer for the children.
Lawyer: Separated parents, children reunited, freed
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on two children being reunited with their parents in Connecticut after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
Two immigrant children and their parents have been reunited and freed in Connecticut after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy.
LONDON (AP) — There's a character called Don Logan, played by Ben Kingsley in the British film "Sexy Beast" — a bullying and mercurial individual who wreaks havoc on the life of a retired former underworld cohort he visits in Spain. He intimidates, humiliates, taunts and worse. He is a most unwelcome house guest.
For many Britons, the role of Don Logan was played Friday by U.S. President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.
But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, the administration said.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey set aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation in the state, money that advocates say will go a long way in helping but still falls short of the estimated cost of legal representation.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officers arrested eight protesters as tensions flared again at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Rob Sperling, a spokesman for the division responsible for protecting federal buildings, says protesters tossed items at officers Wednesday after ignoring warnings to stop blocking the driveway. He says officers deployed pepper spray to keep demonstrators back and protect the officers who were making arrests.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court deadline for the Trump administration to reunify parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
A federal judge sided squarely with the ACLU on proposals to shorten the wait for families who won't be reunited by Tuesday's deadline.
The government argued for lengthier protocols, in some cases saying they were required by law and in the interest of child safety.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents' arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, two boys and a girl who had been in temporary foster care were reunited with their Honduran fathers at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center about three months after they were split up.