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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Obama says pope 'shaking us out of complacency'

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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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Republican Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his "church of the poor" to the world's wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his "church of the poor" to the world's wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Border Patrol: Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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Hispanic protesters heckle Jeb Bush in Houston

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pushed back against more than a dozen protesters who repeatedly heckled him Monday with chants of "No hope without our vote" as he tried to address a... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Disasters at sea claimed the lives of dozens of migrants on Sunday, as desperate people fleeing war and poverty braved the risky journey to seek sanctuary in Europe. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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Biden: Trump's view on immigration 'will not prevail'

Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Republican front-runner Donald Trump on immigration Tuesday, accusing him of reverting to "xenophobia" to garner support in the 2016 election. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

Declaring a state of emergency, Hungary sealed off its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and detained those trying to enter illegally, aiming to shut down the flow of migrants pouring in.... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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6 'Trumpisms' that would spell trouble for anyone but Trump

Lobbing rhetorical stink bombs at a large group of voters is not the normal way to get ahead in U.S. politics. Nor is alienating prominent figures of your own party. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015

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Authorities struggle to identify dead in migrant tragedies

Adal Neguse, an Eritrean immigrant whose brother drowned in a smuggler's boat while trying to reach Italy in 2013, knows all too well what might be in store for the relatives of those dying now in... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Candy and cuddly toys: Migrants finish epic trek to Germany

For weeks while they traveled a punitive road, Europe cast a cold eye on their unwelcome progress. On Saturday, for the first time since fleeing their troubled homelands, they could set foot in... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps

Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable

The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump says he's proud he booted Univision's Ramos from event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he's proud of kicking one of the country's best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — the latest in... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Trump starts new media feud with Univision anchor Ramos

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Wave of EU-bound migrants crosses into Serbia

Exhausted migrants by the thousands, some pushed in wheelchairs or on wheelbarrows, others hobbling on crutches or carrying young children, crossed on foot from Macedonia into Serbia on Monday as... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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In Alabama, Trump says he knows how Billy Graham felt

Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Friday joked, "Now I know how the great Billy Graham felt" as he addressed the largest crowd yet of his thriving presidential campaign. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field

Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Trump wants to deny citizenship to babies of people living in the US illegally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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