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Lawsuit alleges financial exploitation of immigrant teachers

Jan. 6, 2021 12:06 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general is accusing a company that recruits immigrant teachers from the Philippines to work at public schools of charging exorbitant fees and using deceptive financial tactics, according to a lawsuit announced Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed with a state district...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to Washington after visiting his Mar-a-Lago resort. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump extends visa ban; court clears health insurance rule

Dec. 31, 2020 10:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday extended pandemic-related bans on green cards and work visas to large groups of applicants through March 31, while a federal appeals court sided with him on a rule that requires new immigrants to have their own health insurance. The twin developments on...

A demonstrator wears a face shield with a red handprint, mimicking blood, to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Protesters also called for the immediate start of COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

The Latest: Brazil is latest to ban flights from Britain

Dec. 23, 2020 11:09 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has become the latest country to bar flights from the United Kingdom in a bid to prevent contagion from a new strain of the coronavirus. The government announced in an extra edition of the country’s official gazette released late Wednesday that it is temporarily prohibiting...

An Army National Guard soldier processes a line of cars full of people getting COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico to meet deadline for sending out relief checks

Dec. 23, 2020 6:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 15,000 low-income residents previously ineligible for stimulus checks have started receiving payments from the state, and New Mexico officials are hopeful the next round of federal aid once approved could provide another opportunity to lessen the economic sting of the...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo people rally outside the Supreme Court over President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), at the Supreme Court in Washington. A Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 federal court hearing in Houston over a U.S. program shielding immigrants brought to the country illegally as children highlights the peril the program still faces even under an incoming Democratic president who has pledged to protect it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

No immediate ruling after hearing on fate of DACA program

Dec. 22, 2020 4:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not immediately issue a ruling following a court hearing Tuesday on the fate of a U.S. program shielding immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. During a nearly 3 1/2 hour hearing, Texas and eight other states asked U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, a U.S. judge in California struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

Dec. 1, 2020 9:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies...