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Mobile home parks become immigrants' home away from home

Sep. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

AVON, Colorado (AP) — The Aspens Mobile Home Village sits on a wedge of land tucked between eastbound I-70 and the Eagle River in the mountains near Vail. The park is easy to miss in the blur of freeway speeds — trees, a fence, trailers flashing past before the blue sign for Exit 167 zooms into...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

California woman sickened by mercury-bearing skin cream

Sep. 13, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is hospitalized in a semi-comatose state after using a skin cream from Mexico that was laced with toxic methylmercury. California health officials say the 47-year-old Sacramento woman bought the cosmetic at a Jalisco pharmacy. She was hospitalized with numbness...

Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

Sep. 13, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and...

Mexico investigates 8 alleged extrajudicial killings

Sep. 13, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a Mexican state bordering Texas has suggested investigators reach out to the FBI for assistance in a case of eight alleged extrajudicial killings carried out by Tamaulipas police. Gov. Francisco Cabeza de Vaca said Thursday via Twitter that the state prosecutor's office...

Authorities say Ohio prisoner ran international drug ring

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen incarcerated at a privately run Ohio prison used a smuggled cellphone to run an international drug ring that brought opioid pills, heroin, cocaine and other drugs to Cleveland from Mexico. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland on Thursday said...

The Latest: US begins tough new policy on asylum seekers

Sep. 13, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. denial of asylum claims from Central Americans (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new U.S. policy...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Political chaos reigned in Haiti as a vote over ratifying Fritz William Michel as prime minister paralyzed parliament. In Brazil, leaders of the...

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

Sep. 12, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum. "The United States is the only option," Dunea Romero,...

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The...