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Native American tracking unit in Arizona could be expanding

Dec. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, is ready for a change after nearly 50 years of patrolling the Arizona desert. Bills that seek to strengthen and expand the Shadow Wolves’ authority were...

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said. The incident came after a round of violence among residents of...

Man indicted on charges he assaulted Border Patrol agent

Dec. 02, 2021 16:50 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges he assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Vermont town of North Troy, federal prosecutors said. A grand jury on Thursday returned a three-count federal indictment alleging that the 30-year-old...

US, EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 13:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada slapped simultaneous sanctions Thursday on dozens of officials, organizations and companies in Belarus, with the EU taking aim at those accused of participating in a “hybrid attack” on the bloc using migrants. ...

Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

Nov. 29, 2021 13:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants on the border between the two countries — a claim rejected by Lithuania amid soaring border tensions between Belarus and its European Union neighbors. ...

Some states dropping 'dehumanizing' terms for immigrants

Nov. 27, 2021 15:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother’s residency card as a child: “alien.” In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was not yet a citizen of the U.S. But to her young daughter, the word had a more personal...

Can Biden find the right balance on immigration?

Nov. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats wielded demands to fix the nation’s broken immigration system as a cudgel against Republicans in the 2020 campaign. Elect us, went the argument, and we’ll stop the cruel treatment of migrants at the border, and put in place lasting and humane policies that...

Lukashenko assails EU for refusing to hold talks on migrants

Nov. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Monday sharply criticized the European Union for its refusal to hold talks on the influx of migrants on the country's border with Poland. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged Germany to accommodate about...

Doctor warns Iraqi Kurds: Illegal path to EU can be deadly

Nov. 22, 2021 11:57 AM EST

BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Dr. Arsalan Azzaddin was seeing migrants from Iraq and Syria being brought into a hospital in eastern Poland every day with hypothermia, pneumonia, broken bones and severe dehydration. So he asked a Kurdish TV channel to let him go on the news to warn people...

Poland: Belarus eyes using Afghan migrants as border pawns

Nov. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland’s leader on Sunday warned against more possible migrant pressures on the European Union’s border with Belarus, this time coming from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke in Vilnius, the capital of...