Immigration policy

April 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, David Hernandez, left, Genevieve Peters, center, and Jennifer Martinez celebrate after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California's sanctuary cities law (SB54) during their meeting in Santa Ana, Calif. Leaders of California's second-largest county voted Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to officially support the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state's so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents. . (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:26 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Residents sued the tiny Southern California city of Los Alamitos on Wednesday to challenge a vote by elected officials to exempt the community from a state law that limits police collaboration with U.S. immigration authorities. The American Civil Liberties Union and other...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, a group of sanctuary state supporters gather outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., as they prepare to discuss joining a DOJ lawsuit against the state of California. Leaders of California's second-largest county voted Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to officially support the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state's so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 9:01 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Leaders of California's second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state's so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents. The decision by San Diego County's all-Republican Board...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks in Washington. The Supreme Court said April 17, 2018, that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision — in an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., testifies at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Denham has gathered nearly 50 GOP co-sponsors on an effort to hold votes on four immigration bills. Democratic aides say virtually every Democrat will sign on as co-sponsors, but there would be no requirement for the vote to occur. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 16, 2018 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually all Democrats are poised to join a group of Republicans calling for House votes this election year on immigration, an effort that seems unlikely to succeed but would cast a campaign-season spotlight on an issue Democrats think will help their Election Day prospects. Rep...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, a group of sanctuary state supporters gather outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., as they prepare to discuss joining a DOJ lawsuit against the state of California. More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are saying they don't want to be part of the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, especially in pockets where Republicans still dominate in the otherwise Democratic state. Since the Jeff Sessions...
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Britain's Prince Harry, right and Prime Minister Theresa May attend a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Youth Forum in London, Monday, April 16, 2018. (Simon Dawson/Pool Photo via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government apologized Monday for its "appalling" treatment of some immigrants from the Caribbean, as reports of law-abiding residents being threatened with deportation overshadowed a London meeting of leaders from the 53-nation Commonwealth. Britain wants to use this week'...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, David Hernandez, left, Genevieve Peters, center, and Jennifer Martinez celebrate after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California's sanctuary cities law (SB54) during their meeting in Santa Ana, Calif. More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 15, 2018 - 11:53 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters. Since the U.S. Justice Department sued California last month...
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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax policy, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was referring to the plight faced by migrants when he said those who make the journey to the U.S. from Mexico are "raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before." Trump...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and an organization whose lawyers represent immigrants are asking a judge to stop the indefinite detention of some immigrants. The ACLU and the Brooklyn Defender Services on Thursday asked to bring class-action status to a lawsuit filed on behalf...
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