Gov’t seeks supplies for immigration documents

Gov’t seeks supplies for immigration documents

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.… Read Full Story

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Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) – A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States.

The U.S. Citizenship and … Read Full Story

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Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial might do for a dying … Read Full Story

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Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

Kenneth Wolfe, … Read Full Story

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Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) – The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. … Read Full Story

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US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

WASHINGTON (AP) – For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions … Read Full Story

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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON (AP) – There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

He turned them down.

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Candidates for governor weigh in on immigration

Candidates for governor weigh in on immigration

BOSTON — Immigration may not be as incendiary an issue in Massachusetts as it is in border states like Arizona and Mexico, yet the approach the state should take to those in the country illegally can still spark strong emotions.… Read Full Story

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Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington’s failure to act on immigration as a prime example … Read Full Story

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White House preps legal case for immigration shift

White House preps legal case for immigration shift

WASHINGTON (AP) – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a … Read Full Story

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San Francisco to fund immigration attorneys

San Francisco to fund immigration attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco officials are set to announce $100,000 in funding to help city residents facing deportation for living in the country illegally obtain an attorney.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the money will go to … Read Full Story

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.

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Immigration shaping up as leading election issue

Immigration shaping up as leading election issue

YORK, Pa. (AP) – As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen immigration become a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from … Read Full Story

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Watchdog: Officials didn’t OK immigrant releases

Watchdog: Officials didn’t OK immigrant releases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they were letting them go due to … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

QUINCY — The Consulate General of Cape Verde in the United States is announcing a visit by the President of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, from August 8 until August 11.

The purpose of the trip is … Read Full Story

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Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

CHICAGO (AP) – Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with at least one top elected official saying hundreds more could be … Read Full Story

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Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

NEW BEDFORD — The Schooner Ernestina, official ship of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is currently docked in New Bedford harbor, is getting an upgrade thanks to $2 million in state capital funds.

“We’ve been working hard for the last … Read Full Story

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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