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Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

By BEN FOX | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the United States in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a report that comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek refuge...

Judge strips terrorist of citizenship at government request

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | February 5, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has stripped a terrorist of his naturalized U.S. citizenship, siding with the government in the case of a Pakistan-born man convicted more than 15 years ago of plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge.Defendant...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

India says no plans yet to prepare a citizenship registry

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 4, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist-led government said Tuesday it was still weighing whether to roll out a nationwide citizenship registry, an exercise it says would weed out illegal foreign nationals, amid ongoing protests against a...

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | February 4, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and New York-raised Jennifer Lopez, two of the world's...

AP Exclusive: Border apprehensions drop 8 straight months

By COLLEEN LONG and BEN FOX | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of border apprehensions has dropped for the eighth straight month, following crackdowns by the Trump administration that include forcing asylum seekers back over the U.S.-Mexico border to wait out their claims, a Homeland...

2 Iranian students challenge removal from country

By PHILIP MARCELO | February 3, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Two college students from Iran have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country by federal officials at Boston’s Logan International...

‘Othered’ in America: An old story, still playing out daily


CHICAGO (AP) — Activist Hoda Katebi rarely takes a break from organizing. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated in recent weeks, she became even busier.On a recent Sunday afternoon, the 25-year-old Iranian American sat in her Chicago apartment...

Eritrea expresses ‘dismay’ at new US visa restrictions

February 2, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The East African nation of Eritrea on Sunday expressed “dismay at this unfriendly act” after the Trump administration included it in the latest six countries to face U.S. visa restrictions.Eritrea's information ministry asserted...

Kansas Senate rivals try to minimize Kobach’s ties to Trump

By JOHN HANNA | February 1, 2020

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Hardline conservative Kris Kobach tried Saturday to reassure his fellow Kansas Republicans that if they nominate him for the U.S. Senate, they wouldn't have to worry that he'd lose to a Democrat again because no one is closer than...

Nigeria to address issues that led to visa restrictions

By SAM OLUKOYA | February 1, 2020

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) —Nigeria's government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to stop granting immigration visas to people from Africa's most populous nation.Immigrants from Nigeria and three...

Trump curbs immigrants from 6 nations in election-year push

By COLLEEN LONG and NOMAAN MERCHANT | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration.Officials...