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EU's broken asylum system allows free movement for migrants

ociated Press has spent months tracking a group of West Africans as they migrated illegally across Europe, confronting officialdom many times along the way but never effectively stopped, only... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families

Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Once lacking, Jersey City now a model for police diversity

years, Jersey City's police department has gone from having just one ranking black officer to being looked at by other cities as a model for rapid diversification. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Mexico deports more Central Americans than the United States

Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Thousands brace for deportations in Dominican Republic

Thousands of people braced Thursday for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government program to crack down on migrants. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Experts meet in Paris to tackle growing document fraud

Criminal networks are busier than ever faking, forging and doctoring travel documents, identity papers, drivers' licenses and social security cards, authorities say. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Immigrant family detention centers face uncertain future

After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers... Read more »

June 7, 2015

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California considers health coverage for immigrant kids

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Utahns cheer, jeer appeals court's refusal to lift injunction on Obama's executive order on immigration

Utah Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee applauded a federal judicial panel's refusal to lift an injunction of Obama's latest executive order on immigration, but local advocates say the... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Photo gallery: 100 immigrants become U.S. citizens

One hundred immigrants, from 40 countries, took the oath of allegiance and became U.S. citizens Friday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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House passes $612 billion defense bill opposed by Obama

The House has passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill despite a veto threat by President Barack Obama. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Bishops anticipate message from pope on immigrant detention

Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government's immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Activists use Clinton immigration stance to pressure Obama

Immigration activists are trying to use Hillary Rodham Clinton's stance on immigration to pressure President Barack Obama to do more for immigrants. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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French radio station takes on new role after Paris attacks

It's called "Beur FM" — after a slang term for Arab people — and has become the voice of France's Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Clinton wades into debate over Obama's immigration actions

President Barack Obama says his executive actions shielding millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation extend as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Clinton challenges Bush on immigration as GOP shifts

Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the country illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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A look at where the 2016 hopefuls stand on immigration

Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there's a very real question to be answered:... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront

Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Clinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history

Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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