NORC Poll: Immigration among the top concerns in 2019

Politics 01/04/19, 08:04

Nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the partial government shutdown began finds both Republicans and Democrats are far more likely to include immigration in their list of ...

What to watch for as the new Congress begins

Politics 01/02/19, 22:36

They've got the keys to the offices, new paint inside, and parties to attend. But on Thursday, the work begins when 535 members of the new 116th Congress solemnly swear to govern the divided nation. Instantly, the new Congress will make history for seating a record number of women and becoming ...

Videos show staff dragging, shoving immigrant kids

U.S. 12/31/18, 19:28

Arizona authorities said Monday they sent prosecutors the results of an investigation into a now-shuttered shelter for immigrant children where videos showed staffers dragging and shoving kids. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigated incidents that took place on three days in September. Prosecutors will now decide whether to file charges. The videos ...

Slums on rise in Chile

America 12/26/18, 19:41

Housing Ministry said it has identified 822 slums in Chile that largely lack basic services, an increase of 78 percent from 2011

Mexico appears willing but unready to hold US refugees

America 12/21/18, 00:04

Mexico's willingness to accept U.S. asylum seekers while their applications are processed appears to be yet another sign of the blooming honeymoon between leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and President Donald Trump, though it is also causing concern among officials in Mexican border cities already struggling to deal with ...

Salvadoran seeks sanctuary, 9 miles from White House

U.S. 12/20/18, 14:14

When December 10th came, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez did not go back to El Salvador as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had ordered. Instead, she got herself a room just 9 miles away from the White House. The Salvadoran became the first unauthorized immigrant to get refuge inside a religious institution of ...

Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

U.S. 12/17/18, 14:03

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane ...

Acting attorney general defends Trump immigration crackdown

U.S. 12/11/18, 17:31

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration's stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them. During a Texas visit Tuesday, Whitaker praised a crackdown aimed at drastically reducing the number of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally then seek asylum because of ...

Report: Fewer immigrants in US without legal status

U.S. 11/27/18, 18:06

The number of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday.The nonpartisan Pew Research Center said 10.7 million immigrants lacked legal status in 2016, down from 11 million a year earlier and from ...

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