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Arizona sheriff reveals investigation into judge's wife

A hearing to decide whether to hold an Arizona sheriff in contempt of court for violating orders in a racial-profiling case took a surprising turn when the lawman acknowledged that his office was... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks

The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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South Africa reports 7 deaths in anti-immigrant violence

South Africa's president has postponed a key ceremony after the deaths of seven people in recent attacks on immigrants in South Africa, his office said Monday. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg

Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm,... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe

The feared drowning of 400 migrants in a shipwreck this week in the Mediterranean Sea — one of the deadliest such tragedies in the last decade — raised alarms Wednesday amid an... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Court upholds finding of racial profiling by Arizona sheriff

An appeals court on Wednesday upheld key findings in a 2013 ruling that deputies under Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio systemically committed racial profiling of Latinos. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Sen. Hatch's 'I-Squared' bill could more than double cap on high-skill visas

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says his proposed "I-Squared Act" would address American employers' immediate need for increased access to high-skilled workers. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Race relations in California better than elsewhere in US, voters say

A half-century after the Watts riots laid bare deep racial divisions in Los Angeles, nearly two-thirds of California voters say race relations in the state are better than elsewhere in America even as they acknowledge persistent... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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NYC woman pleads not guilty in fake-marriages immigration scam case

A New York woman is accused of having fake marriages with 10 men as part of an immigration scam, including one who was deported in 2006 after a Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Project Wildfire nets 979 gang arrests nationwide, 18 in Utah

A national sweep targeting transnational gang members led to 18 arrests in Utah last month. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Federal judge denies request to let Obama's immigration action take effect

A federal judge in Texas has kept in place a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that sought to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, rejecting a U.S. Department... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Demand again expected to far outstrip supply of visas for highly skilled workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services started accepting applications for 85,000 temporary work visas for potential international hires Wednesday. Last year, the number of applications... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Unease about immigration at core of UK election campaign

Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

France, long the land of the left, is making a right turn.Eeven the governing Socialists are adopting traditionally right-wing policies: reducing labor protections, expelling immigrants and... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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In early states, Bush walks tightrope with conservatives

Jeb Bush is betting his political future these days on the hope that pragmatism will trump conservative hostility in 2016. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Google exec says immigration changes would help economy

WASHINGTON — The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledges violating federal court orders

An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on illegal immigration is acknowledging he violated a judge's order to stop detaining people based solely on suspicion they're in the country illegally. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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House GOP rebel leader Jim Jordan walks line as party tries to govern

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is a former championship wrestler treading a delicate political line, pushing GOP leaders toward the goals of his rebel conservative group as the party tries to prove to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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