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Pima County to get $2M to cover costs of asylum seekers

Apr. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in southern Arizona have said the federal government will provide $2.1 million to cover the costs of supporting people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said the Federal Emergency...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

Apr. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants — an issue of growing concern for the United States. ...

Cook Co. aims to disrupt conviction-to-deportation pipeline

Apr. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — This story was co-produced by Injustice Watch and Borderless Magazine. —- Alejandra Cano thought she was in the clear. It had been five years since she got sober after a decades long struggle with drug...

"Sour Grapes" wine fraud con man deported to Indonesia

Apr. 13, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A one-time California man who bilked wine collectors out of millions by selling cheaper booze he rebottled in his kitchen has been deported to his native Indonesia, U.S. immigration officials said Tuesday. Rudy Kurniawan, 44, was deported last week on...

Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was unable to see a...

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Tucson has contracted with local hotels to temporarily house people seeking asylum in the U.S. while awaiting the completion of a tent-like facility built by Customs and Border Protection. A statement Monday from Tucson Mayor Regina...

Death toll up to 42 after migrant boat capsizes off Djibouti

Apr. 13, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says the death toll has risen to 42 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti early Monday. Sixteen children were among the dead, spokeswoman Yvonne Ndege said....

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did not extend...

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration

Apr. 12, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record...

Arizona Attorney General sues over Biden's border policies

Apr. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies. The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General...