Immigration

In this Feb. 12, 2020 photo, transgender woman Leticia shows a photograph of Camila Díaz, another transgender woman she met while migrating to the U.S. where they both turned themselves in to U.S. immigration authorities and were eventually deported, during an interview at the office of rights group "Arcoiris Trans," or Rainbow Trans, in San Salvador. Camila Díaz disappeared the night of Jan. 30, 2019 as she worked the streets of San Salvador and was found the next day, badly beaten but still alive. Emergency personnel took her to the hospital, where she died on Feb. 3. According to investigations, police had stopped Díaz in the street, and later threw her from a moving police vehicle on a highway. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
March 06, 2020 - 10:21 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Several years ago, Camila Díaz left her native El Salvador and went to the United States, looking for a place where she would be safer as a transgender woman. But she failed to find a sympathetic ear. Deported back to San Salvador, the nation's capital, she was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies during House Oversight subcommittee hearing on deportation of critically ill children on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has ruled that Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and, as a result, lacked authority to give asylum seekers less time to prepare for initial screening interviews. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
The Associated Press
March 02, 2020 - 7:51 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and, as a result, lacked authority to give asylum seekers less time to prepare for initial screening interviews. Cuccinelli, a former Virginia...
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A voter casts a ballot in the South Carolina primary election, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 29, 2020 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary election in South Carolina called health care the top issue facing the country today, clearly naming it as more important than the economy, climate change, immigration, race relations and guns. That’s a change from Iowa and New...
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February 29, 2020 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he is 'thinking about' possibly closing US border with Mexico to guard against COVID-19 spread.
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 2, 2020, to decide whether Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam can be deported without getting to make his asylum case to a federal judge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 29, 2020 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell an American official why he had fled the place he had...
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A father, in white, holds the hand of his daughter as they and other asylum seekers leave court under guard after some of them learned that they won't have to return to Mexico in light of a major federal court ruling against the Trump administration on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico is illegal nationwide. The ruling came during the asylum testimony of one family in the group being put into the van. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
The Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 10:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voted unanimously Friday to suspend an order it issued earlier in the day to block a central pillar of the Trump administration’s policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts. The three-judge...
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Asylum seekers
AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File
The Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 2:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.
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February 28, 2020 - 1:43 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people were rescued Friday and as many as three others were missing after a suspected immigrant smuggling boat dropped the group off in the ocean off a Southern California beach, authorities said. The rescue effort was focused on the waters off the city of Del Mar,...
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February 28, 2020 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration courts on Friday proposed raising fees on filings and appeals by hundreds of dollars in a move that immigrant advocates said would block their clients' ability to access justice. The Executive Office for Immigration Review wants to increase the fee for appealing...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 27, 2020 - 6:35 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A voter has asked Joe Biden in South Carolina about trips to South Africa he's recalled in recent weeks on the presidential campaign trail, with some controversy over his...
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