Watchdog: ICE could have saved millions on detainee flights

Watchdog: ICE could have saved millions on detainee flights

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not leaving seats empty.

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Judge denies request to let immigration action take effect

Judge denies request to let immigration action take effect

HOUSTON (AP) – A federal judge in Texas has kept in place a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that sought to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, rejecting a U.S. Department of Justice request that he allow … Read Full Story

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Denver schools take lead in hiring DREAMer teachers

Denver schools take lead in hiring DREAMer teachers

DENVER (AP) – Like many sojourners to this country, Alejandro Fuentes Mena lives with uncertainty as U.S. immigration policy is debated in the courts, Congress and the White House. But as he awaits a final ruling on his own future, … Read Full Story

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

HOUSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has scheduled an April 17 court hearing to listen to arguments about whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action.

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Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

WASHINGTON (AP) – He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why.

Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he’d been accused of stealing an iPad – an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks … Read Full Story

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Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it mislead him about when exactly the administration began … Read Full Story

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US government asks for end to hold on immigration action

US government asks for end to hold on immigration action

HOUSTON (AP) – The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, arguing it can’t wait for the judge who blocked the … Read Full Story

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15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama’s executive action intended to protect children who came to the … Read Full Story

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Immigration officials: laws limiting detainers risk officers

Immigration officials: laws limiting detainers risk officers

NEW YORK (AP) – Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say.

They say that more of their officers are out on the streets, eating … Read Full Story

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White House puts immigration plans on hold after ruling

White House puts immigration plans on hold after ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a federal judge’s order that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden an already-tense stalemate on … Read Full Story

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Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats have blocked action on legislation that provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security and rolls back President Barack Obama’s steps to shelter millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

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Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

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Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by … Read Full Story

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Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won’t pass Senate

Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won’t pass Senate

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte doesn’t believe a House-passed immigration bill that rolls back protections for immigrants who came here illegally as children will pass the Senate. Although she believes immigration reform is needed, Ayotte said Friday … Read Full Story

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House votes to undo President Obama immigration policies

House votes to undo President Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.
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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

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House to vote on blocking Obama immigration moves

House to vote on blocking Obama immigration moves

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome.

The vote will come as the House considers legislation … Read Full Story

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Analysis: Can House GOP stay on immigration script

Analysis: Can House GOP stay on immigration script

WASHINGTON (AP) – After declaring President Barack Obama’s new policy on deportations “null and void,” House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy, adjourn for the year and await … Read Full Story

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