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Cuomo meets with Trump to offer deal on travelers program


WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the White House on Thursday in the hope he could persuade President Donald Trump to reverse a decision to boot New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to avoid long lines at the U.S. border.The...

Holding-cell stats raise questions about Trump asylum policy

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | February 13, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Many U.S. holding cells along the Mexican border were less than half-full, even empty, during an unprecedented surge of asylum-seeking families from Central America, newly unsealed court documents show, raising questions about the Trump...

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday slashed billions of dollars in funding for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to free up money for the construction of President Donald Trump's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering...

Judge orders immigration detention hotline restored

February 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a free hotline that let detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions until shortly after it was featured on the TV show “Orange Is the New Black.”U.S....

Italian Senate votes to lift right-wing leader’s immunity

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 12, 2020

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to allow the prosecution of right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini for making 131 rescued migrants to remain on a coast guard vessel for days when he was Italy's interior minister.Salvini's...

Cuomo to propose compromise, hopes to end Global Entry ban

By MARINA VILLENEUVE | February 12, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor plans to propose to President Donald Trump that the state could share some driving records with federal immigration agencies if the administration reverses its move to block state residents from Global Entry and...

Immigration officials go to court to get Denver records

By COLLEEN SLEVIN | February 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are asking a federal judge to force Denver to turn over information about three men accused of crimes who are subject to deportation after the city refused to comply with its order to do so.In a continued escalation...

Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city

By MARÍA VERZA | February 11, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions, according to a report released Tuesday.Doctors...

Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury

By NOMAAN MERCHANT | February 11, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California temporarily halted the deportation of a 5-year-old child who injured his head before immigration agents arrested his family and whose advocates say needs to be seen by a neurologist.The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Australian court rules indigenous people can’t be deported

By ROD McGUIRK | February 11, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the government can’t deport Aboriginal people as part of its policy of ridding the country of foreign criminals.The High Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that indigenous Australians...

Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight...

Not all born in American Samoa want US citizenship

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | February 10, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives.He worries a federal judge's...