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Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

By ANITA SNOW | February 24, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to...

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | February 21, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information,...

Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

By GENE JOHNSON | February 21, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.The company's announcement came one week after The Associated...

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their...

Arizona governor pulls immigration plan amid business revolt

By BOB CHRISTIE | February 21, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed.That changed this year when the second-term...

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

By BOB CHRISTIE | February 21, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine an existing ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution.The decision announced late Thursday night came on the eve of...

New visa rules set off ‘panic wave’ in immigrant communities

By PHILIP MARCELO and SOPHIA TAREEN | February 20, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant.Then...

Judge finds US in contempt after immigrants in suit deported

February 19, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants who were seeking to remain in the country under a program for abused and neglected immigrant children.U.S. Magistrate...

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

By JILL LAWLESS | February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in...

Immigration agency subpoenas Oregon county over 2 inmates

By GILLIAN FLACCUS | February 18, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation...

UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

By JILL LAWLESS | February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. starting next year.Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative...

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):10:40 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning...