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Naturalization workshop explains path to U.S. citizenship

Jesus and Denisse Rodriguez embarked on obtaining U.S. citizenship Tuesday at the Glendale Branch Library.

After Trump drama, focus shifts to Miss USA contestants

For weeks the Miss USA pageant has been overshadowed by comments made by Donald Trump denigrating Mexican immigrants. But as women from across the country take the stage Sunday, organizers hope the... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Trump's immigration stance dividing GOP in Arizona ... again

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing larger crowds as he continues to criticize immigration policies in stark language that has revealed a deep divide between immigration hawks... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Counterfeiter evades US lawsuits and gets green card

This could be the story of an American dream. An immigrant family builds a successful business and buys a four-bedroom house in a quiet neighborhood with good schools for their young son. But not... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Granite Refugee Center opens in South Salt Lake

The center was built to provide a helping hand to Utah refugees and their families with education services and other mentoring programs, the Granite School District says. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Trump stands by statements on Mexican criminals entering US

Flanked by family members of people who said their relatives had been killed in the United States by immigrants who are in the country illegally, Donald Trump refused to back down from his remarks... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Detained immigrants sue over getting $1 a day for work

Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Despite GOP pressure, Trump not going away

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's not going away. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Bush: End sanctuary cities for immigrants in US illegally

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the federal government should deny aid to cities that harbor immigrants who are in the country illegally. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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San Francisco defendant's immigration history is common

Long before he was arrested in the shooting death of a woman at one of San Francisco's most popular tourist sites, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was using the U.S.-Mexican border like a revolving door. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Land agency: Ranger's stolen handgun used in San Francisco pier slaying

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday a gun stolen from one of its rangers was used in the shooting death of a woman walking on a popular San Francisco pier. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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AP Source: US agent's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

A law enforcement official says the weapon used in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent — the latest twist in a case that has become a flashpoint... Read more »

July 8, 2015

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SF sheriff defends prior release of suspect in pier slaying

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office's decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Lawmakers criticize feds for failing to deport immigrant with multiple felony convictions, outstanding drug warrant

Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. Read more »

July 6, 2015

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San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not on accused man having been deported 5 times

The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine

About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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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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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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May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Marches and rallies in U.S. cities on Friday drew crowds ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of people demanding more rights for workers and immigrants and an end to police brutality. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Obama administration on pace to deport fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Republicans Bush and Rubio bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign

Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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EU leader: Too little too late to deal with migrant crisis

A top European Union leader conceded in unusually candid comments on Wednesday that the EU response to the deadly Mediterranean migrant crisis was too little, too late. Commission President... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Bishop Wester contemplates personal 'reform' as player in immigration debate

The day after the Vatican's announcement that Bishop John C. Wester will become the 12th archbishop of Santa Fe, the leader of Utah's Catholics shared his personal reflections in the ongoing debate... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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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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