Immigration

FILE - In this Saturday June 7, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. President Donald Trump’s anointment of Cuccinelli as acting head of a major federal immigration agency has prompted muttering from Republican senators whose job descriptions include confirming top administration aides. But it’s not gone beyond muttering. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the confirmation process and analysts say he’s placed acting officials in key posts in significantly higher numbers than his recent predecessors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 16, 2019 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans...
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Soldiers forming part of Mexico's National Guard board a truck to patrol back roads used to circumvent a migration checkpoint, in Comitan, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Under pressure from the U.S. to slow the flow of migrants north, Mexico plans to deploy thousands of National Guard troops by Tuesday to its southern border region. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 16, 2019 - 7:04 pm
COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National...
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June 16, 2019 - 12:32 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they...
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In this June 13, 2019 photo, a migrant woman sleeps on a cot inside the Portland Exposition Building in Portland, Maine. Maine's largest city has repurposed the basketball arena as an emergency shelter in anticipation of hundreds of asylum seekers who are headed to the state from the U.S. southern border. Most are arriving from Congo and Angola. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2019 - 9:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Advocates were shocked to find an underage mom and her tiny, premature newborn daughter huddled in a Border Patrol facility the second week of June 2019, in what they say was another example of the poor treatment immigrant families receive after crossing the border. The mother is a Guatemalan teen who crossed the border without a parent and was held at a facility in McAllen, Texas, with other families with children. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 15, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A U.S. border patrol facility in Texas is under new scrutiny after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside on Saturday to conduct health assessments. It was not immediately clear whether...
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A Venezuelan migrant carrying her son, stands on the Pan-American Highway outside an immigration office in an attempt to cross from Ecuador into Peru moments after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, Saturday, June 15, 2019. With its relatively stable economy and flexible immigration laws, Peru has become a main destination for millions of Venezuelans escaping hyperinflation, medical shortages and political repression at home. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
June 15, 2019 - 7:25 am
AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) — Riot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country. The new requirements took effect Saturday as an influx of Venezuelans rushed to a border crossing in the region of...
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In this June 7, 2019, photo, migrants adjust a shade canopy over an outdoor encampment where they're waiting to be processed by immigration in El Paso, Texas. The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers like this one. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
June 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border...
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A local resident relaxes beside the Suchiate river in Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Mexico announced recently that it’s sending National Guard agents to its southern region for immigration enforcement as part of a deal with Washington to avoid President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on Mexican imports. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 14, 2019 - 8:38 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that officials will tighten security at 68 border crossings where controls are lax. He made the comment in a Friday morning presser, although there was no visible increase in the number of soldiers and personnel in the border...
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June 14, 2019 - 8:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that officials will tighten security at 68 border crossings where controls are lax. He made the comment in a Friday morning presser, although there was no visible increase in the number of soldiers and personnel in the border...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan poses for a portrait in East Point, Ga. President Donald Trump says he’s planning to name former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom Homan, as a border czar who’ll report directly to him. Trump tells “Fox & Friends” that Homan will “probably” work from the White House, but will spend a lot of time on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 14, 2019 - 7:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's planning to name a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a border czar who'll report directly to him. Trump tells "Fox & Friends" that Tom Homan will "probably" work from the White House but will spend a lot of time...
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