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Immigrant families rejoice over Biden's expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

Jun. 19, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or 10 years after her...

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a sweeping new plan from Biden

Jun. 18, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered expansive election-year action Tuesday to offer potential citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his recent aggressive crackdown on the southern border that enraged advocates and many...

Biden again calls Trump a 'convicted felon' at a fundraiser pushing his 5-day total to around $40M

Jun. 18, 2024 21:17 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden again taunted Donald Trump as a “convicted felon” during a high-dollar fundraiser Tuesday, saying his likely opponent in November’s election is waging an “all-out assault” on the U.S. legal system. Tuesday's event with former...

FACT FOCUS: Biden's pause as he left a star-studded LA fundraiser becomes a target for opponents

Jun. 18, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

Video from a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles for President Joe Biden on Saturday is circulating on social media with claims that he froze up onstage as he exited the event. “Biden froze again last night and had to get escorted out by Obama,” reads one post on X that had...

Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint during Biden's Los Angeles trip, police say

Jun. 18, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Secret Service agent was robbed at gunpoint as President Joe Biden was visiting Los Angeles for a fundraising event over the weekend, officials said. The agent was returning from work Saturday night when he was accosted in a residential community in...

The politics of memes: How Biden and Trump are fighting each other on the internet

Jun. 18, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a grinning Joe Biden as “Dark Brandon” or Donald Trump’s face superimposed onto a scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both presidential campaigns this year have embraced digital memes, the lingua franca of social media. The campaigns of...

Biden will announce deportation protection and work permits for spouses of US citizens

Jun. 17, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning to announce a sweeping new policy Tuesday that would lift the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of people married to U.S. citizens, an aggressive election-year action on immigration that had been sought by many Democrats. ...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

Today in History: June 17, O.J. Simpson charged with murder

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 169th day of 2024. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was...

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $28 million at a fundraiser featuring dire warnings about Trump

Jun. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's brightest stars headlined a glitzy fundraiser for President Joe Biden, helping raise what his reelection campaign said was $28 million and hoping to energize would-be supporters for a November election that they argued was among the most important in the...