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Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's...

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico...

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials...

Former DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critique

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday...

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they...

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego,...

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries...

Low expectations in Mexico as US election approaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A week before U.S. elections, expectations and attention are unusually low in a foreign country that may have more at...

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions...

Four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done quickly on...

Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements...

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents...

2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the...

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. ...

Hong Kong summons German consul in friction over asylum case

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's consul general to Hong Kong was brought in for talks, following reports Berlin had granted asylum to a student who...

Viewers’ Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take...

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life...

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they...

Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resume

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move...

Parents of 545 children separated at border can’t be found

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence...

EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for ‘golden passports’

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can...

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador’s alleged threat

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to...

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a...

Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President...

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am...

Group seeks to combat misleading information online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading...

Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump's policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living...

LA County agrees to settle immigration suit for $14 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit that said the Sheriff's Department improperly held...

Cameroonian asylum-seekers accuse US of forcing deportation

A group of asylum-seekers from Cameroon facing deportation back to their conflict-ridden country say they were pressured with force by U.S. immigration officers to...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

Norway grants asylum to fugitive Pole, raising controversy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Norway has granted asylum to a Polish man who had fled prison term for fraud and forging of documents, but...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Jamaicans in Florida energized by Harris on 2020 ticket

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are entering the final stretch of the campaign in a fierce battle for...

Court: Son born abroad to gay couple is a U.S. citizen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against the U.S. State Department in its quest to deny the citizenship of one...

Venezuelans once again fleeing on foot as troubles mount

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — Eleazar Hernández slept on a sidewalk amid a light drizzle, temperatures that dipped close to freezing and the roar of...

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are campaigning together Thursday for the first time since the Democratic National Convention...

Trump administration turns to immigration as vote nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — It had the ingredients of a President Donald Trump campaign speech: dangerous immigrants, attacks on Democrat-run cities, even a mention of...

Border aid group raided again; experts say it’s a pattern

PHOENIX (AP) — The Border Patrol raided a humanitarian group’s aid camp on Monday, following a pattern of criminalization that has grown under the...

Trump administration to sharply limit skilled-worker visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to sharply limit visas for skilled workers from overseas, a move officials said was a...

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow...

Lebanon affirms deal to take back migrants sailing to Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Lebanon on Tuesday reaffirmed an agreement for Lebanese authorities to take back migrants aboard boats trying to reach...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them...

UK government says it will reform ‘broken’ asylum system

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum...

Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

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...

Black singer of regional Mexican music sparks buzz, emotion

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Before clicking the Instagram video, the sight intrigued most. Sarah Palafox, a Black woman, held an iPhone while standing...

VP Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively...

Migrants cross Guatemala despite government threats

RIO DULCE, Guatemala (AP) — Threats from Guatemala’s president to deport migrants who entered the country illegally and the rigors of walking down tropical...

Judge blocks large parts of temporary work visa ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that...

Melania Trump praises care at detention centers in tape

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump expressed support for the care that migrant children separated from their families received in U.S. detention centers,...

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

GUALÁN, Guatemala (AP) — About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States entered Guatemala on foot Thursday morning, testing the newly reopened...

Clash among migrants in Bosnia kills 2, injures 18

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Two people were killed and 18 others were hurt in a clash among migrants in the northwestern part of the...

Hundreds of migrants set out from Honduras amid pandemic

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants began walking Wednesday night from this city in northern Honduras toward the Guatemala border, testing...

Judge’s order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners...

Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump’s student visa ban

DENVER (AP) — Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort...

139 refugees head to Germany from Greece for resettlement

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 139 vulnerable asylum-seekers who had been living in overcrowded Greek island camps have left for Germany, as...

Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in Italy

RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — Once it was just the jobless young men who set off from Tunisia’s rocky northern beaches for Sicily, usually...

Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were...

California governor vetoes bill to aid low-income immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. ...

California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy groceries.

Rights group: Cyprus pushed back migrants, ignored claims

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities pushed back 200 migrants and refugees arriving from Lebanon aboard boats earlier this month, ignoring their claims for...

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they’re Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her...

Judge: Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings to remain jailed

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has ruled that an Iraqi immigrant arrested on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two...

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. ...

Lawmakers who toured Georgia detention site raise concerns

Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being...

APNewsBreak: Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law...

Assange ‘binge-watched’ suicide of ex-Bosnian Croat general

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a U.N. courtroom three years ago,...

Trump Homeland Security pick denies intelligence meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security denied allegations Wednesday that he molded intelligence reports to suit...

Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's...

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican...

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman...

NYC police officer charged with spying on Tibetan immigrants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was charged on Monday with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government who...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to...

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new...

Bergdahl lawyers say judge’s job application posed conflict

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A new motion filed in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. ...

Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after a three-judge panel blocked an order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude people in the U.S....

Takeaways: Trump’s town hall offered preview of debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus cannot be wished away. Real people kept it real. Preparation — and the moderator — matters. ...

Trump, eyeing undecided voters, loses one during TV exchange

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If President Donald Trump agreed to a Pennsylvania town hall to sway undecided voters, his exchange with a literature professor born...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support...

Greece wants the EU to help run its island migrant camps

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece's eastern islands...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to...

Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats reacted furiously Tuesday to lightly substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing...

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti...

Biden faces worries that Latino support slipping in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris' motorcade raced past Colombian neighborhoods and made a quick stop for takeout in Doral — or “Doral-zuela” as...

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor...

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump on Sunday hosted his...

Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — After years of waiting in countries marred by violence, Central Americans who were finally cleared to reunite with their families in...

New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Since the Great Recession, cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Hobbs, New Mexico, have seen construction booms. Homes and...

Philippines deports US Marine in transgender killing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman was deported Sunday after a presidential pardon cut short his...

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest

MORIA, Lesbos (AP) — Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive...

About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 8,800 unaccompanied children have been quickly expelled from the United States along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure...

Judges: Trump can’t exclude people from district drawings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying the president had exceeded his authority, a panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President...

New fire breaks out in crowded refugee camp on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fire struck again Wednesday night in Greece's notoriously overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, a day after a...

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for...

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to...

Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under pressure from the United States to reduce migration, the Mexican government diverted money from a fund intended to spur...

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