Thousands of Syrian refugee children born and left in legal limbo

Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, Aria is beginning her life in legal limbo.

Thousands of Syrian refugee children left in legal limbo

Aria is stateless. Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, the 10-month-old girl is beginning her life in legal limbo. Read more »



GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015


Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015


Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan

The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015


Angry migrants block railway at Macedonian border

Hundreds of protesting migrants whom Macedonia refuses to let in because it does not consider them legitimate asylum-seekers are blocking a railway line at the Greek-Macedonian border. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Family, border dangers keep Mexicans from returning to US

There are many reasons for the historic reversal of migration between the U.S. and Mexico, according the Pew Research Center, which announced Thursday that more than 1 million Mexicans headed south... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


Many Syrians in US fear they are no longer welcome

Years ago, Khadija Aloush fled the fighting in Syria for Denmark, where she found anything but a warm welcome. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


US refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy vs 9/11-era fears

The Paris attacks are rapidly weakening U.S. support for bringing in thousands more Syrian refugees, as pressure grows in Congress and the Republican presidential campaign to reverse course and... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015


McConnell may put immigration on agenda amid GOP fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has informed Democrats he may schedule a vote next week on a hard-line immigration bill pushed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP candidate for president. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015


Utah Refugee Education and Training Center a 'home,' refugee leaders tell Gov. Herbert

Refugee leaders told Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday that the new Utah Refugee Education and Training Center, which will provide educational, life skills and job-seeking services, is a "home" to... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015


Census finds about 120 languages spoken in Utah

New U.S. Census data shows that about 120 languages are now spoken in Utah, with Spanish, Chinese and Pacific Island languages among the top in the state after English. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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ICE agents arrest 111 in Utah

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Tuesday announced the results of a six-day operation that resulted in 235 illegal immigrants being arrested in four western states, including 111... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015


White House calls Ryan's immigration remarks 'preposterous'

The White House on Monday accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015


GOP debate No. 3: A guide to the Republican 2016 candidates

There's an angry young man who matured into an eternally mellow surgeon and politician. A Hispanic firebrand who is most at home in English, and an Anglo who speaks fluent Spanish at home. And that... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015


Balkan neighbors trade barbs as refugees flow into Slovenia

Thousands of migrants flooded into Slovenia on Tuesday, as Slovenia and Croatia traded accusations over who is to blame for the exodus that has overwhelmed the Balkans and shaken the European Union... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015


Balkan neighbors tighten borders, worsen migrants' woes

The tide of asylum seekers along Europe's newest migration route swelled to treacherous new levels Monday as many thousands struggled to clear human bottlenecks in the West Balkans, where... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015


Border Patrol makes few immigrant arrests at checkpoints

Less than one percent of immigrant arrests made by the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona happen at the various inland checkpoints, according to a new report. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015


Clinton's strong debate is general election warning for GOP

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's polished performance in the first Democratic debate did more than send a message to her primary rivals. It was a warning to the chaotic Republican field... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigration laws and said America's greatness comes from building... Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015


Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015


Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015


Pope Francis set to bring his message to world leaders at UN

From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shaped his popular papacy as he packs in encounters with the powerful and the poor... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


Embrace immigrants, Pope Francis urges Congress

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Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


Pope Francis urges Congress to embrace migrants

Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


Obama says pope 'shaking us out of complacency'

National Edition

Mustering all the pageantry the White House has to offer, President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to Washington on Wednesday and credited the pontiff for setting a moral example that is... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


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