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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 04:57 AM PDT

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:13 PM PDT

Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The new rule...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 01:46 PM PDT

21 Savage Says Kids in US Illegally Should Become Citizens

21 Savage Says Kids in US Illegally Should Become Citizens

Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist who was held this year in federal immigration...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:30 AM PDT

‘Housewives’ Spouse Can Be in Italy During Deportation Fight

‘Housewives’ Spouse Can Be in Italy During Deportation Fight

The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star can go to Italy while he fights deportation efforts. A court in Philadelphia on Thursday lifted a stay in Joe Giudice’s case. That paves the way for him to...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 09:59 AM PDT

Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention

Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention

On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 07:34 PM PDT

Trump Administration to Expand DNA Collection at Border

Trump Administration to Expand DNA Collection at Border<br /><br />

The Trump administration is planning to expand the collection of DNA from migrants who cross U.S. borders, and to include the information in a massive criminal database operated by the FBI. The effort is...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 10:38 AM PDT

Va. Officer on Leave After Alerting ICE to Immigrant's Traffic Stop

Va. Officer on Leave After Alerting ICE to Immigrant's Traffic Stop

A Northern Virginia police officer was put on leave after authorities say he violated policy by alerting federal immigration authorities he was detaining a driver who missed his deportation hearing. Since 2007,...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 02:47 PM PDT

Trump Lets States, Cities Refuse Refugees for 1st Time in US

Trump Lets States, Cities Refuse Refugees for 1st Time in US

When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the first time in history. Last...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 04:56 PM PDT

Trump Administration, ACLU Spar Over Asylum Policies in Appeals Court

Trump Administration, ACLU Spar Over Asylum Policies in Appeals Court

Attorneys for the Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union sparred Tuesday before a federal appeals court on two major changes to the rules of asylum, a backwater topic in immigration...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 04:22 AM PDT

Pope Decries World's Indifference to Migrants and Refugees

Pope Decries World's Indifference to Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis on Sunday decried "the culture of comfort" that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis. The pope who has made caring for migrants a hallmark of his papacy spoke...

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California Governor Ends Legislative Session With Vetoes
California Governor Ends Legislative Session With Vetoes

California's Democratic governor ended the Legislative session on Sunday by rejecting expansions of full-day kindergarten programs and paid family leave for teachers while signing a new law that bans high...

Columbus Statue in SF's Little Italy Defaced by Vandals
Columbus Statue in SF's Little Italy Defaced by Vandals

As thousands of people enjoyed Italian Heritage Day celebrations in San Francisco's Little Italy, public works crews were scraping red paint off the city's statue of Christopher Columbus just a few blocks away.

Stanford Student Drugged at Campus Party: University Police
Stanford Student Drugged at Campus Party: University Police

A Stanford student who had been drinking at a campus party and later lost consciousness late Thursday evening tested positive for a known date-rape drug, according to the university's Department of Public...

Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish Forces as US Withdraws
Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish Forces as US Withdraws

Syria's army deployed near the Turkish border on Monday, hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them fend off Turkey's invasion. The...

Contenders Gather for Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay
Contenders Gather for Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay

Growers of grand gourds are gathering in Half Moon Bay Monday at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

Some States Honor Indigenous People Instead of Columbus
Some States Honor Indigenous People Instead of Columbus

A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and...