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6 migrants die, 19 injured in Mexico bus crash

May. 25, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Wednesday that six migrants were killed and 19 were injured after a bus they were riding in plunged through a guardrail and down an embankment. It was the latest in a series of deadly crashes and drownings of migrants in the...

Ohio GOP wants noncitizen voting ban on November ballot

May. 25, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Ohio have fast-tracked a fall ballot measure that would expressly prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections. The proposed noncitizen voting ban — which emerged just last week and cleared the Ohio House 68-28 on...

Boat with reported 842 Haitian migrants winds up in Cuba

May. 25, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, government news media said Wednesday. It appeared to be the largest group yet in a swelling exodus of people from crisis-stricken Haiti. The U.S....

Report: Mexico's immigration enforcement relies on military

May. 24, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration enforcement is increasingly militarized with the armed forces and National Guard now accounting for more migrant detentions than immigration agents, according to a report published Tuesday by six nongovernmental organizations. The human...

State of Maine asked to oversee services for asylum seekers

May. 24, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nonprofits and community organizations want the state to begin coordinating services for asylum seekers after Maine's largest city announced this month that it could no longer guarantee housing. All told, 79 organizations signed the letter, dated Friday, that...

5 migrants, including child, drown in 2 Mexico accidents

May. 23, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three Honduran migrants drowned off Mexico’s Gulf coast and four were still missing, the governor of the coastal state of Veracruz said Monday. Four migrants, also Hondurans, were pulled alive from the ocean by rescuers after their 25-foot open boat apparently...

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

May. 23, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases. Across the border in the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 23, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and ERCOT should face facts: The grid isn’t fixed It’s been almost a year since Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed that he and state lawmakers did “everything that needed to be done” to prevent electricity...

Hung Cao wins crowded GOP nomination battle in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A political newcomer and Vietnamese immigrant emerged from a field of 11 candidates to win the Republican nomination in a northern Virginia congressional district. Hung Cao, a retired Navy officer, won the nomination in Virginia's 10th District, which...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...