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15 children become U.S. citizens in ceremony at fire station

For children, becoming a U.S. citizen is different than the process for adults, since many children do not have the skills to pass a test with questions about how the federal government operates... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Migrant crisis alarms Britain, but fears clash with facts

This summer, Britain's headlines have been dominated by one story — thousands of migrants massing in France, aiming to get to England through the Channel Tunnel. Britain's jingoistic tabloids... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Donald Trump's policy approach a mystery amid lack of detail

Donald Trump's position on health care? Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act "with something terrific." Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Immigrant in Tucson church sanctuary reaches one-year mark

A Tucson woman has been taking sanctuary in a church to protect herself from deportation for one year. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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At San Diego, at least, the border has become more orderly

A sign that greets motorists entering the U.S. at the nation's busiest border crossing shows a silhouette of a man, woman and pigtailed girl running for their lives under the word "Caution." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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Trump jolts first GOP debate, rivals scramble for attention

CLEVELAND — A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton slams Bush on immigration, women's health

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday repeatedly slammed Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican presidential field over immigration and women's health during a campaign stop in Denver. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015

In the weeks leading up to Thursday's first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other — and President Barack Obama... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Lawyers: Immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release,... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Jeb Bush says he is not 'an angry' conservative

Jeb Bush told pastors Monday that he is not an "angry" conservative but a "committed conservative" who, if elected president, would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Judge’s ruling unlikely to free immigrant families from detention soon: a Q&A

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A federal judge has ruled that hundreds of immigrant women and children held in U.S. detention facilities should be released because their detention violates conditions of a 1997 court settlement... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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San Francisco's Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Donald Trump loved and hated by Hispanics in border city

There was an audible gasp from the gathered crowd as Donald Trump's 757 lifted off the tarmac. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

The term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Hispanics love me, Trump declares at Mexican border

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him — "they already do" — because as president he'd grab jobs back from... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent's cell number in a fiery speech and lowering flags to half-staff on his... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Sen. Reid raps Republicans over response to Trump comments

Donald Trump's incendiary comments — and the GOP response — are proving political gold for Democrats. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Father of slain California woman urges immigration changes

The family of a California woman shot and killed while walking along a San Francisco pier told Congress Tuesday they support changing the laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Congress pursues legislative changes to immigration laws following pier shooting

Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Tens of thousands fear deportation as US-Cuba relations thaw

With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Republicans blast DHS head over San Francisco pier killing

Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the release of an immigrant later charged with murder in San Francisco, and advanced legislation aimed at preventing such an... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Federal immigration laws distort Utah law, and we pay the price

The federal government should, in fact, draft, interpret, prioritize and enforce its laws as it sees fit. However, it should also defer to state interpretations of state laws. This is not happening... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Report: 1,800 immigrants re-arrested after release from jail

More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Chinese counterfeiter finds a comfortable life in California

The Chinese woman has a history of selling counterfeit luxury goods. She has been sued in the U.S. by eight luxury brands. She owes Chanel Inc. $6.9 million for selling products online under its name. Read more »

July 11, 2015

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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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