Immigration policy

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo Helison Alvarenga, of Brazil, center, speaks with volunteers Marcia Previatti, front left, and Arlene Vilela, front right, at the New England Community Center, in Stoughton, Mass. Alvarenga, a 26-year-old from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, arrived in Massachusetts about four months ago after crossing the Mexican border at Juarez with his 24-year-old wife, Amanda, and 6-year-old son, David. The family were at the community center Dec. 4, to apply for new Brazilian passports, which Alvarenga says were seized by border officials. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 13, 2019 - 2:28 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a stepping...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo migrants mainly from Central America guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era bomber hanger in Deming, N.M. U.S. lawyers said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, they want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
December 11, 2019 - 9:19 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico claimed in a...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during town hall meeting at the Culinary Union, Local 226, headquarters in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden has joined his top Democratic presidential rivals in pledging to end for-profit migrant detention centers that existed while he was vice president. He also acknowledged through his campaign the “pain” caused by deportations carried out by the Obama administration. Those...
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December 06, 2019 - 7:39 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in...
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December 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in...
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This May 20, 2019 photo shows the Border Patrol Station in Weslaco, Texas. Video has surfaced showing the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead. The footage published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, by ProPublica calls into question the Border Patrol's treatment of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead May 20, 2019. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 7:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...
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This May 20, 2019 photo shows the Border Patrol Station in Weslaco, Texas. Video has surfaced showing the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead. The footage published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, by ProPublica calls into question the Border Patrol's treatment of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead May 20, 2019. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, a guard walks on a path between yards during a media tour inside the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, La. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said officers inside the Winn Correctional Center pepper-sprayed migrants to end their protest over prolonged detention. Spokesman Bryan Cox said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 that “a brief, calculated use of pepper spray was employed” during a Tuesday protest at the Winn Correctional Center in rural Winnfield. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 04, 2019 - 12:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said officers inside one of its Louisiana jails pepper-sprayed migrants to end their protest over prolonged detention. Spokesman Bryan Cox said Wednesday that “a brief, calculated use of pepper spray was employed” during a Tuesday protest at...
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December 04, 2019 - 11:58 am
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said migrants inside a Louisiana jail were pepper-sprayed to end their protest over prolonged detention. Spokesman Bryan Cox said Wednesday that “a brief, calculated use of pepper spray was employed” during a Tuesday protest at the Winn...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019, photo, dance instructor Ned Pavlovic, a native of Serbia, teaches his student Rouhy Yazdani, a native of Iran who now lives in Milford, Conn., some ballroom dance moves at the Fred Astaire Dance studio in Orange, Conn. Owners of Ballroom dance studios including the Fred Astaire studio say the immigration clampdown has made it even more difficult to find qualified instructors. The small business owners, U.S. dance studio chains and immigration attorneys say there's greater backlogs for visa applications and an overall increase in evidence requests, including for redundant and unnecessary documents. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
December 02, 2019 - 9:28 am
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually...
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