Rhode Island woman admits to fraud in immigration scheme

Rhode Island woman admits to fraud in immigration scheme

BOSTON (AP) – A Rhode Island woman has pleaded guilty to her role on a scheme in which she defrauded immigrants out of $800,000 by promising to provide documents that would allow them to legally live in the United States.… Read Full Story

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22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration’s handling of Central American immigrants.

In a letter, the … Read Full Story

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AP investigation: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children

AP investigation: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children

LOS ANGELES (AP) – As tens of thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the border in search of safe harbor, overwhelmed U.S. officials weakened child protection policies, placing some young migrants in homes where they were sexually … Read Full Story

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Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama’s executive order to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to “come out of the shadows” and work … Read Full Story

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Project will put WWI poetry by American immigrants online

Project will put WWI poetry by American immigrants online

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – American immigrants wrote an “enormous body” of poetry in response to World War I, a University of Kansas researcher says.

But most isn’t readable without physically digging into a variety of repositories scattered across the country … Read Full Story

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US formally announces recent deportation figures

US formally announces recent deportation figures

 WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration formally disclosed Tuesday that it deported the fewest immigrants since 2006.

Between October 2014 and September 2015 the Homeland Security Department oversaw the deportation of about 235,413 people. At the same … Read Full Story

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Clinton outlines immigration reform plan

Clinton outlines immigration reform plan

NEW YORK (AP) – Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton proposed Monday that people applying to be U.S. citizens should get a break in fees and lamented complex immigration laws that she said can tear families apart.

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US looking at ways to better screen would-be immigrants

US looking at ways to better screen would-be immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers are working on legislation to ensure a person’s online presence is reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States.

The goal is to close security gaps that didn’t pick … Read Full Story

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Obama asks Supreme Court to save his immigration plan

Obama asks Supreme Court to save his immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court for a speedy decision on its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.

Legal papers filed on Friday call for the … Read Full Story

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Carson: Cut illegal immigration by cutting benefits

Carson: Cut illegal immigration by cutting benefits

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he would cut down on illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border by cutting all benefits that he says attracts illegal immigration.

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Debate takeaways: Candidates dive into immigration, spending

Debate takeaways: Candidates dive into immigration, spending

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The fourth Republican debate of the 2016 presidential election had the distinct feel of, well, a real debate.

After Republicans widely panned the moderators at the previous debate for creating a circus-like atmosphere, the candidates -eight, the … Read Full Story

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Obama appeals to Supreme Court to save his immigration plan

Obama appeals to Supreme Court to save his immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to save the president’s plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, after lower courts blocked it.

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Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan

Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.

In a 2-1 decision Monday, the 5th U.S. … Read Full Story

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Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama

Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday ruled out a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system while President Barack Obama is in office.

The new leader of the Republican-controlled House said in several interviews Sunday that he will … Read Full Story

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Immigrants caught at border believe families can stay in US

Immigrants caught at border believe families can stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border told U.S. immigration agents they made the dangerous journey in part because they believed they would be permitted to stay in the United States and collect public … Read Full Story

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White House threatens to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

White House threatens to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is threatening to veto Senate legislation cracking down on “sanctuary cities” that shield residents from federal immigration authorities.

The Senate is holding a procedural vote on the legislation Tuesday. The bill by … Read Full Story

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Border Patrol makes few immigrant arrests at checkpoints

Border Patrol makes few immigrant arrests at checkpoints

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Less than one percent of immigrant arrests made by the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona happen at the various inland checkpoints, according to a new report.

The figures obtained by the ACLU following a lawsuit raise … Read Full Story

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US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since … Read Full Story

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