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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

A federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon receive a bond hearing within 30 days.

Tight Austrian presidential election reveals a split nation

A Euroskeptic, anti-immigration politician and his left-leaning rival were neck and neck Monday a day after polls closed in Austria's presidential election, and officials were counting absentee... Read more »

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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

After being held more than three years without a bond hearing in the Utah County Jail as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee, a federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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In Greek seaside resort, refugees see dreams put on hold

At the end of a long, straight road on the coastal flats between the southern Greek village of Myrsini and the Ionian Sea sits a refugee shelter that could have popped out of a travel brochure. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Naturalization workshop explains path to U.S. citizenship

Jesus and Denisse Rodriguez embarked on the first steps of obtaining U.S. citizenship and that of their 12-year-old twins by attending a naturalization workshop Tuesday at the Glendale Branch Library. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Twice-deported man arrested in Salt Lake, authorities say

A man who has been deported from the United States twice before was arrested Thursday in Salt Lake, the federal authorities announced. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Learn how to become a U.S. citizen at free workshop

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free workshop on how to become a U.S. citizen at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Glendale Branch Library, 1375 S. Concord St. (1250 West). Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Refugee goat project growing by leaps and bounds thanks to investment

A herd that started with about a dozen goats is slowly becoming a money-making venture for three African refugee communities in Utah. The East African Refugee Goat Project recently won a $30,000... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally

The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah refugee agencies hope to make 'beautiful matches' with volunteers

The director of the state Office of Refugee Services hopes an orientation on Saturday, April 16, to help familiarize Utahns with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve refugees... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Poll: Obama's approval rises with improving economy

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts approval for Obama

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Nonprofits inundated after LDS Church urges women to serve refugees

In the week since leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged LDS women worldwide to help refugees, phones have rung off the hook and email boxes have been flooded at local... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Task force seeks to welcome, support immigrant entrepreneurs in Salt Lake County

A task force of more than 60 government, business and community leaders convened Thursday to brainstorm ways to encourage and welcome immigrants in the Salt Lake metro area's business community. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Haiti migrants no longer stranded on desolate border

Forced out of the Dominican Republic, Anise Germain and her family pitched a flimsy tent of blankets and cardboard on a patch of rocky ground just across the border in Haiti. She feared they might... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Refugee help: 'My phone is blowing up; my email is blowing up. It is unbelievable what's already happening'

Utahns are already responding to an invitation from the LDS Church to participate in a new effort led by women members of the church to help refugees in their communities. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Census: Epicenter of Utah population growth shifting to Utah County

Utah County could soon be gaining a larger number of people each year than Salt Lake County thanks to a thriving tech industry and overall economic opportunity that are bringing in a steady stream... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Donald Trump's wall plan draws mixed reactions on the border (+video)

Donald Trump's ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Ted Cruz tours border, stumps at Phoenix rally

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz toured Arizona's border with Mexico Friday and then turned his attention to voters in Phoenix at a rally at a Christian college that brought out thousands... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Utah voters driven most by economy, national security, poll shows

What's driving Utah voters? The most important issues are the economy, national security and health. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Chelsea Clinton talks up her mother on Utah campaign swing

Chelsea Clinton told supporters in Utah on Tuesday that the 2016 presidential election is the most important in her lifetime. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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It's personal: Obama says GOP hostility to him led to Trump

President Barack Obama blames years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward him for fueling Donald Trump's rise, arguing Thursday that Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Trump's GOP rivals... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Slaying suspect managed to elude US immigration authorities

Immigration authorities last year sought to detain a Mexican national charged with killing five men in Kansas and Missouri this week, but they sent the detention order to an agency that didn't have... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Utah bill removes wait period on health insurance for immigrant children

Children of immigrants who enter the state and country legally and lawfully will no longer wait five years before becoming eligible for health insurance. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Lawmakers consider extending date for immigration reform package

State lawmakers are considering a bill to extend the effective date of a controversial immigration reform package passed in 2011. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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3 stabbed when violence erupts at KKK rally in California

Dozens of protesters who heard about a planned Ku Klux Klan rally were waiting by a Southern California park when six Klansmen pulled up in a black SUV and took out signs reading "White Lives... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Anxious to slow Trump, both Rubio and Cruz go after him

Brawling from the get-go, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz aggressively went after Donald Trump in Thursday night's Republican debate over the front-runner's positions on immigration, his privileged... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Austria, Balkan nations, want full stop to migrant influx

Overwhelmed by a wave of refugees and what they call indecision in the European Union, Austria and its southern neighbors along the Balkan migrant route agreed to tighter border controls at a... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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The refugee crisis no one is talking about

Nearly one in five of all migrants now live in the world’s 20 largest cities — from Mumbai to Mexico City. In many of these cities migrants make up a third or more of the population,... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Utah family is 'complete' thanks to Orrin Hatch's penchant for Costco hot dogs

Sen. Orrin Hatch's penchant for Costco's $1.50 all-beef hot dog combo led to the happy reunion of the store's manager and his wife, who was experiencing pregnancy complications and was stuck in... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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Pope vs. Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls (+video)

Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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Pope Francis urges governments to 'open hearts' to migrants (+ video)

In a moment filled with powerful political symbolism, Pope Francis prayed Wednesday at Mexico's dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the United States... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Cruz not standing for Rubio, Trump calling him a liar

Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz continued to joust for primacy heading into the South Carolina primary next weekend, foregoing policy differences for name-calling and insults. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2016

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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016

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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not so different on immigration policy. That's the message a Republican group is pushing in a new online ad aimed at voters in the coming Nevada Democratic... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Feds charge California man in 7-state immigration scam

Federal authorities charged a Sacramento man Thursday with running what they called an unusually creative scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Missing reporter voluntarily returns to China for investigation

A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Happy Valentine's — NYC museum shares love stories of early immigrants

Immigrant life in New York City at the turn of the 20th century could be tough — but there was always room for love. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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'Affluenza' teen arrives in Texas

Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch aboard a commercial flight to Texas on Thursday morning, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Lawyers challenge Texas law on harboring immigrants

Immigrant rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging part of a Texas border security bill they say could allow state authorities to target shelters and landlords for harboring... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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AP Poll: Public doubts government's problem-solving ability

As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little or no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country's most important priorities,... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values,"... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Gov. Haley, Speaker Ryan offer new GOP answer to Trump

Two fresh faces in the Republican Party — House Speaker Paul Ryan and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — are offering messages of diversity and openness to immigrants that could answer... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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