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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

Jan. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. Under the new policy, immigration officials can deny green cards to legal...

President Donald Trump pauses as he walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

Jan. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty Trump...

State Rep. Javier Martínez, D-Albuquerque, pins a badge of his father, Javier Martínez, Sr., of Juarez, Mexico, before the start of the New Mexico legislative session in Santa Fe, N.M. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is looking for new ways to bolster a lagging public education system and open up new economic opportunities by legalizing recreational marijuana and providing tuition-free college education, as a 30-day legislative session began Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

New Mexico may extend tax credit to non-citizens

Jan. 27, 2020 2:43 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Activists for immigrant communities are pushing for legislation that allows New Mexico residents without Social Security numbers to qualify for state tax credits aimed at working families. Immigrants and allied advocacy groups thronged the state Capitol building on Monday to lobby for...

Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits

Jan. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits.

Report: Massachusetts got $160M to house ICE detainees

Jan. 26, 2020 12:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than $160 million from federal immigration authorities since 2012, most of which went to four county jails in exchange for housing and transporting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, according to a report in The Boston Sunday Globe that cited...

This photo taken Jan. 13, 2020, shows  Olaniyi Balogun peering out at the land he farms from the doorway of a work shed in Brookeville, MD. Balogun is a native of Nigeria who farms cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and collard greens on Agricultural Reserve land near Brookeville. As Montgomery county's demographics change, more immigrants are seeking land in the agricultural reserve to farm and rear animals, often bringing crops and farming practices from their home countries. The program connects landowners with aspiring farmers who cannot afford to buy their own land. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via AP)

New immigrants to a Maryland county are veterans of the land

Jan. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — It was pitch-black in the early morning after the Washington region’s first snowfall, when the Nigerian farmer went to check on his crops. Olaniyi Balogun pushed open the fence, took two steps, then stamped his boot against the soil. He bent over the rows of kale and gently...

Smugglers allegedly cut a roughly 18-inch (1.2-meter) opening in the steel-pole of a border wall, since repaired, a breach that the U.S. Border Patrol said led to the

Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

Jan. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, after a public...

NJ AG: 'Disappointed' by feds' immigration directive action

Jan. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says he's “deeply disappointed” that the U.S. Justice Department is backing two counties in their lawsuits against his directive limiting law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities. NorthJersey.com reports that the...

New Mexico magic studio highlights immigrant illusionist

Jan. 25, 2020 10:53 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jamie O'Hara's first job was working behind the counter in a magic shop. He was 10 years old, growing up in the suburbs of New York City. On a recent Friday afternoon, visitors to Raze Studio Illusions & Magic in Las Cruces, New Mexico, were greeted by O'Hara — general...

A Mexican National Guard detains a Central American migrant after he crossed the Suchiate River with a group of migrants from Guatemala into Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticized

Jan. 24, 2020 8:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.” For many people who watched the moments when hundreds of Mexican national guardsmen with helmets and...