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Trump eyeing staffing shakeup in Cabinet and at White House

Nov. 13, 2018 9:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two...

Immigrant advocates slam video hearings for detained kids

Nov. 8, 2018 2:06 PM EST

The Trump administration says it is trying to speed up legal proceedings for some of the record 13,000 migrant children in federal custody by using video hearings to stream testimony from detained youths into courtrooms, The Associated Press has learned. The problem, some attorneys and judges say, is that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fabrications on Medicare, immigrants

Nov. 5, 2018 1:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the final days before pivotal midterm elections, President Donald Trump is painting a distorted picture of immigration while exaggerating his record of achieving economic gains for non-whites and improving health care for veterans. He insists that Republicans will be able to attract...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fabrications on Medicare, immigrants

Nov. 5, 2018 1:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the final days before pivotal midterm elections, President Donald Trump is painting a distorted picture of immigration while exaggerating his record of achieving economic gains for non-whites and improving health care for veterans. He insists that Republicans will be able to attract...

In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek

Nov. 2, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers' arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers' chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their...

The Latest: Caravan migrants reject Mexico plan on refuge

Oct. 26, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico have rejected a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto that they apply for refugee status in...

Cambodian who killed as teen, faces deportation seeks pardon

Oct. 25, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — By his own account, Borey Ai was a 14-year-old gangster when he killed a woman during a robbery that netted about $300. He spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he had turned his life around. He walked out of San Quentin prison in November 2016 and into the...

Report: Agencies blindsided by Trump immigration order

Oct. 24, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations, congressional investigators said in a...

Pizza deliveryman arrested at military base jailed again

Oct. 22, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case. A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

Oct. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the...