Immigration

In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, photo, Eritrean migrant Yohannes Tesfagabr, one of the tens of thousands of African migrants Israel has targeted for deportation, recounts his journey to The Associated Press in Kampala, Uganda. His case highlights the predicament of tens of thousands of Africans in Israel who face jail if they do not accept an offer, allegedly without further assurances of safety, to relocate to an unnamed African country. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
February 21, 2018 - 8:44 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Amer Othman, 57, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan. Othman's life turned upside down in an instant: The Ohio entrepreneur who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He was detained for two weeks and deported to his native Jordan. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 20, 2018 - 1:48 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Filipino American Jeff DeGuia, 28, holds up family pictures at Unidad (Unity) Park in Los Angeles. DeGuia, 28, says it took his mother more than a decade to bring two sisters from the Philippines. “There’s definitely this idea you are not really complete without your huge family,” said DeGuia, whose grandfather came to the United States for an engineering job in the 1970s. In the background is Eliseo Art Silva's mural "Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana," A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later...
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A Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy removes police tape from a makeshift memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:05 am
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In this Feb. 12, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago. Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., confers with aides off the Senate floor during a series of procedural votes on a bipartisan immigration deal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 16, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it's not looking any easier in the more conservative House. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that's even more restrictive than a proposal by President Donald...
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In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 16, 2018 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still trying to pressure Congress to pass immigration legislation by March 5. Thanks to the federal courts, the impact of his deadline is less threatening than it was originally, at least for now. The Senate on Thursday rejected competing bills protecting...
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People pray around one of seventeen crosses, after a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 7:09 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DETAILS EMERGE FROM SCHOOL SHOOTING A timeline released by Florida authorities shows that the 19-year-old former student who confessed to a deadly high school shooting was only in the building...
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From left, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., finish a news conference on the bipartisan immigration deal they reached during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Trump administration is already denouncing their deal in the Senate, saying it will "create a mass amnesty for over 10 million illegal aliens, including criminals." " (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle pleading guilty to federal charges (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A lawyer for the former chief counsel of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle says her client is not offering...
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