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California governor pardons 3 immigrants facing deportation

Oct. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor is pardoning three more immigrants facing the possibility they will be deported. They are among four pardons and two commutations of youthful offenders announced Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom's office says the three facing deportation "made...

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where the president's popularity surpasses his own, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin launched into an impassioned defense of Donald Trump while standing near a placard displaying one word: Impeachment. The press conference prop spoke volumes about the acerbic Republican governor's...

Civil rights groups seek to bar ICE from courthouse arrests

Oct. 18, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for groups working on behalf of immigrants are asking Oregon's judicial branch to prohibit civil immigration arrests in and around Oregon courthouses without a judicial warrant. Officers with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement have been detaining people who appear for...

Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

Oct. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum and which the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system. The justices said Friday they will hear the administration's appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals court in...

Hawaii's lack of pro bono lawyers affecting immigrant asylum

Oct. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A shortage of Hawaii attorneys who can handle cases on a pro bono basis is hampering the progress of immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S., officials said. As many as 150 Central American migrants seeking asylum who have found their way to Hawaii from the southern U.S. border with Mexico...

Former ICE agent pleads guilty in foiled Kansas escape plot

Oct. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has pleaded guilty to helping an inmate try to escape from a Kansas jail by impersonating an immigration officer. Forty-two-year-old Andrew Pleviak pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kingman County District Court to making false...

Defense lawyers want trial in 4 killings pushed to 2021

Oct. 18, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four northern Nevada homicides want to postpone his trial to determine whether he has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty if convicted. Public defenders for Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 20, have...

Trudeau could lose power in Canada's election Monday

Oct. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Bremmer, a prominent foreign policy expert, said Canada's party at the world economic forum is usually "the sleepiest thing you could do." It is typically held at a...

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

Oct. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces attempted Thursday to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum. Gulalai Ismail's elderly parents said they were ordered to come outside "just to talk," but refused. The security men...

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

Oct. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the...