Fact check: Do 98 percent of unaccompanied minors from Central America ‘never leave’?
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that 98 percent of alien minors from Central America “never leave” the U.S. “Right now, we have 11,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America; 98 percent of them never leave,” Graham said Dec. 30. Government immigration data show that 2 percent of unaccompanied ...
Thailand pledges not to expel saudi woman fleeing family
'I just want to survive,' 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Aqunun says on social media, fearing for her life if returned
NORC Poll: Immigration among the top concerns in 2019
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
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 ...
Australia closes controversial detention center
Guards at the facility reportedly used "more restrictive measures than necessary" when dealing with immigrants who arrived without papers
Videos show staff dragging, shoving immigrant kids
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 ...
Student customers look for options to US higher education
Increased competition offering lower costs turns applicants heads
Slums on rise in Chile
Housing Ministry said it has identified 822 slums in Chile that largely lack basic services, an increase of 78 percent from 2011
‘I want to just hug him’: Mother reconnects with stranger who brought her daughter from Sierra Leone to US 15 years ago
A mother reconnects with the stranger who helped her 5-year-old daughter travel from Sierra Leone to the U.S., 15 years later
No end in sight for partial US government shutdown
Closure could last days, even weeks, as Trump and congressional Democrats remain at loggerheads over border wall funding
Mexico appears willing but unready to hold US refugees
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 ...
Judges back Trump administration bid to deport Iraqis
Divided three-judge court rules that lower court did not have jurisdiction to order release of detained Iraqis
Salvadoran seeks sanctuary, 9 miles from White House
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 ...
Poll: Desire to migrate climbs worldwide
Gallup representative notes that reasons and desired destinations remain same
Several thousand migrant children in U.S. custody could be released before Christmas
Controversial policy required extensive background checks of all adults living with sponsors of migrant children, move could lead to faster release of migrant minors from shelters
Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’
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
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 ...
Incoming house majority leader promises to address ‘immigration challenges’
Democrat Steny Hoyer promises Dreamers and DACA recipients 'the relief they deserve' and a pathway to citizenship and he swears there will be a bill addressing Temporary Protected Status
Russian detainee dies in U.S. immigration custody
Medical examiner rules suicide by hanging as cause of 40-year-old Mergensana Amar's death
Report: Fewer immigrants in US without legal status
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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