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Immigration officer convicted of shooting photos and video up a flight attendant's skirt

May. 24, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal immigration officer is facing a possible prison sentence after he was convicted of using a cellphone camera to shoot up the skirt of a flight attendant as he escorted an immigrant who was being deported. Billy Olvera, 48, was convicted Wednesday in Miami's...

A UK election has been called for July 4. Here's what to know

May. 24, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s first national election in five years is shaping up as a battle for the country’s soul, with some saying it poses an existential threat to the governing Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The center-right Conservatives...

6 killed in Idaho crash were agricultural workers from Mexico, officials say

May. 23, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho. (AP) — Six people killed when a pickup crashed into a passenger van in Idaho on Saturday were agricultural workers from Mexico, officials said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico said in a news release that the van passengers were all agricultural...

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to underscore GOP resistance to the proposal. The legislation,...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 23, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. May 17, 2024. Editorial: West Virginia has an immigration problem The past few days have been a bad stretch in the national media for West Virginia. Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a summary of Gov. (and now U.S. Senate nominee) Jim...

Arizona Senate advances proposed ballot measure to let local police make border-crossing arrests

May. 22, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate approved a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in November to make it a state crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of entry. The proposal approved Wednesday on a 16-13 party-line vote...

Louisiana lawmakers approve bill similar to Texas' embattled migrant enforcement law

May. 22, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana bill that would empower state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people in the state who entered the U.S. illegally received approval from lawmakers Wednesday and will likely soon be on the governor's desk. Amid national fights between...

UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, according to a Foreign Office...

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

May. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges a law that makes it a state crime —...

Denver launches ambitious migrant program, breaking from the short-term shelter approach

May. 21, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a hotel conference room in Denver, Dallenis Martinez attended orientation with hundreds of other migrants Monday for the city's new, ambitious migrant support program, which includes six month apartment stays and intensive job preparation for those who can't yet legally work. ...