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EXPLAINER: Why Australia faces a tough call on Djokovic

Jan. 11, 2022 07:46 AM EST

When Australian immigration officials rejected tennis star Novak Djokovic’s medical exemption from a COVID-19 vaccination requirement and canceled his Australian visa, they set off a storm of ramifications — bureaucratic, political and legal. The world’s top male tennis player...

Illinois' law ending immigration detention in 2022 hits snag

Jan. 02, 2022 12:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois law aimed at ending federal immigration detention in the New Year has hit another legal snag, delaying a change immigrant rights activists had celebrated as historic. Local governments in Illinois cannot enter into new federal agreements allowing jails to...

Children coming from border get attention in governor's race

Dec. 29, 2021 19:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, an illegal-immigration hawk and former congressman running for governor, said Wednesday he would take a harder line against the federal government's yearslong practice of bringing unaccompanied minors found by the Border Patrol to various facilities in...

US has reunited 100 children taken from parents under Trump

Dec. 23, 2021 15:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Biden administration effort to reunite children and parents who were separated under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy has made increasing progress as it nears the end of its first year. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday...

China puts city of 13 million in lockdown ahead of Olympics

Dec. 23, 2021 07:21 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China plunged a city of 13 million people into lockdown on Thursday to stamp out an increase in coronavirus infections, as the country doubles down on its “zero tolerance” policy just weeks before it is set to host the Winter Olympics. The restrictions in the...

Spanish-speaking Santa greets Mississippi immigrant children

Dec. 21, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Employees of a Mississippi shipyard donated gifts for immigrant children who got to visit with Spanish-speaking Santa Claus. WLOX-TV reports the jolly old elf recently appeared at the Biloxi office of El Pueblo, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost...

US pulls out of settlement talks in family separation suits

Dec. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government withdrew Thursday from settlement negotiations to end lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who were forcibly separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy. Justice Department officials informed lawyers for...

Michigan school district sets new safety plan after shooting

Dec. 14, 2021 21:54 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Administrators in a Michigan school district where four students were shot to death at its high school announced Tuesday that a zero tolerance policy toward threats was being adopted, as well as other initiatives aimed at improving safety. The Oxford Community...

Lawsuit could foil Illinois’ ban on immigration detention

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act into law in August, he put the state squarely on the side of a growing movement against the federal government’s vast immigration detention system. The law banned cities and counties statewide from renting...

No settlement for separated migrant families amid criticism

Nov. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants whose children were taken from them under former President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy have not reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. government, a lawyer for the families said Thursday as he and other advocates pushed back at increasing...