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Analysis: 'Go back' captures core of Trump political agenda

Jul. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Go back where you came from. President Donald Trump's tweet on Sunday did more than take a shot at four Democratic lawmakers of color. In just a few words, Trump summed up the backbone of his agenda — one aimed at reducing the number of immigrants in the U.S. through fear and...

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Jul. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their...

Police ask for help finding people from immigration protest

Jul. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help identifying people they believe were involved in the removal of an American flag during a protest at an immigration detention center in suburban Denver. Aurora police on Tuesday released photos of several people from Friday's demonstration at the...

Trump calls on GOP to oppose House condemnation of tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans Tuesday to stick with him, "not show weakness" and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. His comments, he insisted, "were NOT Racist." Senate...

The Latest: Immigrant advocates sue over new asylum rule

Jul. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's effort to end asylum protections for many migrants (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration over its move to end asylum protections for most migrants who cross the southern U.S. border. The American Civil...

Philadelphia offers lawyers to immigrants facing deportation

Jul. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is joining forces with a New York-based nonprofit to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney and representatives for the Vera Institute announced the plan on Tuesday. The Vera Institute says its program for immigrants in the country illegally...

Steamy text message sparks marriage fraud investigation

Jul. 16, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A steamy text message at the most inopportune moment has sparked a federal marriage fraud trial in Rhode Island. The Boston Globe reports that Prince Mark Boley, a Liberian national living in Providence, married Amanda Hames-Whitman in 2016. According to court documents, Boley and...

Florida sued over sanctuary policy ban

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The city of South Miami and a coalition of immigrant advocates sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday over a new law that forces local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Activists representing farmworkers, Haitian immigrants, and asylum seekers warned...

Border-state Senate candidate wants to scrap ICE

Jul. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat wants to disband U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turn its responsibilities over to the FBI and others. New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Tuesday in a statement that she wants to...

Campaign to reunite Central American families launched

Jul. 16, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts immigrant activists are working to reunite Central American youths with their families after the Trump administration was ordered to partly resume an Obama-era program. The National TPS Alliance and the Salvadoran Worker Center launched a campaign Monday in Boston to help...