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Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families

Apr. 23, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An email brought Faeza Satouf’s world to a standstill. The 25-year-old Syrian refugee had fled the civil war with her family in an all-too-familiar journey across the sea to Europe, where they finally arrived in Denmark and were granted...

Mexican president pushes controversial reforestation plan

Apr. 22, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

KOPOMA, México (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a strong push Thursday for his oft-questioned tree-planting program, trying to get the United States on board to fund a massive expansion of the program into Central America as a way to stem migration. ...

California shelter opens to immigrant children from border

Apr. 22, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A federal emergency shelter in California is starting to receive immigrant children from border facilities in what advocates hope will be an improvement in their care. As many as 150 children were expected Thursday at the Long Beach Convention...

N Carolina to help farmer costs for quarantined farmworkers

Apr. 22, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has set aside money to reimburse farmers who bore the financial toll of quarantining their workers during the COVID-19 outbreak last year, a state agency said. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the state...

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

Judge rejects US bid to send refugee to Iraq in terror case

Apr. 21, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California refused Wednesday to allow the extradition to Iraq of a man accused of committing a killing for the Islamic State, saying cellphone evidence shows he was in Turkey at the time of the slaying. The U.S. Justice...

Feds push to extradite Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a judge to approve a request to extradite a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq on allegations that he participated in the killings of two police officers nearly 15 years ago in the Iraqi city of Fallujah as the leader of an al-Qaida group. ...

Ducey says National Guard will go first to Yuma

Apr. 21, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona National Guard troops being sent to the border region will focus initially on the Yuma area but could eventually expand to other areas, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday. The Republican governor traveled to Yuma to renew his frequent criticism of...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

Apr. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house at a new...

Russian shot at border pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Russian immigrant who once staged a monthlong hunger strike at an Arizona detention center and was shot several months later during a struggle with a federal agent near the Mexican border has pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after he was deported. ...