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Georgia bills in doubt at deadline include immigration crackdown, religious liberty protections

Feb. 29, 2024 00:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers face a key deadline Thursday, the last day for legislation to pass either the House or Senate and advance to the other legislative chamber for consideration this year. Lawmakers on Monday will decide questions including whether to tighten rules on law enforcement...

Biden, Trump try to work immigration to their political advantage during trips to Texas

Feb. 29, 2024 00:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his likely Republican challenger Donald Trump both head to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday in a sign of how central immigration has become to the 2024 election and how much both candidates want to use it to their advantage. ...

2 buses collide head-on in western Honduras, killing 17 people and injuring 14

Feb. 28, 2024 23:31 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Two buses collided head-on Wednesday in a village in western Honduras, and 17 people were killed and 14 were injured, four of them seriously, authorities said. Officials said witnesses in La Montañita reported the two buses were traveling at a moderate...

Canada will reimpose some visa requirements on Mexicans, official says

Feb. 28, 2024 19:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s government is reimposing some visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Quebec’s premier has been urging the federal government to slow the influx of refugees...

US asylum measure aimed at curbing claims has limited impact given strained border budget

Feb. 28, 2024 15:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Inside giant white tents that house about 1,000 migrants near Tucson International Airport, Border Patrol agents demonstrate clockwork efficiency to release detainees within two days of arrest with orders to appear in immigration courts at their final destinations. Agents...

Texas border cities offer Biden and Trump different backdrops for dueling visits

Feb. 28, 2024 14:51 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Presidential visits to the border are usually short on substance and long on political theater and symbolism — starting with the choice of location. President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, are making dueling appearances Thursday on the...

Asylum seekers in Europe reached a 7-year high last year. Syrians and Afghans file most claims

Feb. 28, 2024 09:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of asylum seekers in Europe reached a seven-year high last year, with more than 1.1 million people applying for international protection in 2023, most of them Syrian nationals, the European Union said Wednesday. The increase in asylum seekers and other...

Georgia Republicans seek new laws to crack down on immigrants after nursing student killed

Feb. 27, 2024 22:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Republicans are pushing to require every eligible police and sheriff's department to help identify undocumented immigrants, arrest them and detain them for deportation. The proposal advanced through the state House Public Safety and Homeland Security...

The killing of a Georgia nursing student is now at the center of the US immigration debate

Feb. 27, 2024 20:41 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Laken Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student out on her morning run at the University of Georgia when authorities say a stranger dragged her into a secluded area and killed her, sending shockwaves through campus as police searched for a suspect. The arrest of a...

NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls for expanded cooperation between police and immigration authorities

Feb. 27, 2024 17:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams called Tuesday for expanded cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities, attacking the current city policies limiting such communication as detrimental to public safety. The comments marked the mayor’s...