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Romney says climate change happening, humans contribute

Aug. 19, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor. During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans,...

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Aug. 19, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Foreign-born residents had higher rates of being employed full-time than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new figures...

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Aug. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said...

Omar, Tlaib to discuss Israel, Palestine travel restrictions

Aug. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are talking about travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine after they were denied entry into the Jewish state last week. At the urging of President Donald Trump, Israel denied entry to the two Muslim...

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

Aug. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

The Detroit News. August 14, 2019 Protect election integrity in driver's license debate Michigan officials are considering whether to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, and while there may be valid safety reasons for doing so, the state must also ensure the integrity of its voter rolls. State...

Editorials from around Ohio

Aug. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Statewide bail reform needs the imprimatur of the Ohio Supreme Court Cleveland Plain Dealer Aug. 18 The seven justices of the Ohio Supreme Court have yet to act on nine powerful bail-reform recommendations from a high-level task force the...

Whitmer names Saad to lead Michigan's immigration

Aug. 19, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed a former U.S. homeland security official to oversee the state's efforts related to immigration. Fayrouz Saad worked at the Department of Homeland Security during Barack Obama's presidency and later served as the city of Detroit's first...

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

Aug. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of Taiwan, a...

Analysis: Republicans line up to support immigration arrests

Aug. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Many Mississippi Republican officials see the immigration raids on seven chicken processing plants earlier this month not only as good policy, but as good politics. The raids were maybe most a gift to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who lucked into a Twitter clash with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, currently a huge...

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Aug. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse. Southwest Key filed applications to reopen a downtown...