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Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border

Jun. 24, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — An estimated 2,000 migrants walked out of this southern Mexico city Friday, saying they are not interested in visas and permits the government has issued in efforts to dissolve other caravans and calling instead for buses to the U.S. border. The latest...

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

Jun. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Taiwan is...

Border Patrol paroles migrants to avoid massive overcrowding

Jun. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — The warehouse on a busy but unremarkable strip of auto repair shops and convenience stores draws little attention from passersby. Inside, hundreds of migrants are eating, charging phones and using temporary bathrooms and showers. Within a few hours, a...

Jury: Construction company retaliated against immigrant

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $650,000 in damages to a Massachusetts construction worker who said his employer retaliated against him after he was injured on the job by sparking an immigration investigation that led to his arrest. The jury on Tuesday ordered Tara...

Royals thank Caribbean migrants for contribution to the UK

Jun. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William paid tribute Wednesday to Britain's Caribbean immigrants for their “profound contribution” to the U.K., as a national monument was unveiled in London to celebrate the migrants' work to help rebuild Britain after World War II. ...

UK plans to rewrite human rights law; critics cry foul

Jun. 22, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Bill of Rights it says will strengthen free speech and the power of Parliament — but that critics argue will rip up human rights protections for ordinary people. The government published the bill days after...

Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar declared winner in Texas recount

Jun. 21, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May. Cuellar, a nine-term congressman, defeated...

EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrants arrivals to Cyprus

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically-divided Cyprus must do their share in stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said Saturday, as the number of asylum-seekers has shot up significantly so far this year. European Commission Vice...

Recount gives Texas Democrat Vallejo US House primary win

Jun. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas has affirmed Democrat Michelle Vallejo as her party's nominee for a new congressional district that Republicans are aggressively targeting this November as they demonstrate new strength with Hispanic voters along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Critics of new immigrant driver's license law seek repeal

Jun. 17, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A just-passed state law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses in Massachusetts is now the subject of a repeal effort. Critics, including members of the Massachusetts Republican Party, are supporting the push to put the repeal...