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The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

Dec. 11, 2018 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local): 4:35 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted...

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Dec. 11, 2018 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided...

Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain

Dec. 11, 2018 5:47 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seeking to remind the world that migrants are people, too, a U.N. migration conference ended Tuesday with pledges to put a landmark new accord to work, but it left unfinished business on ending the divisive debate between nationalists and globalists as migrant detention centers,...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban

Dec. 11, 2018 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in November in response to caravans of...

Acting attorney general defends Trump immigration crackdown

Dec. 11, 2018 5:32 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration's stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them. During a Texas visit Tuesday, Whitaker praised a crackdown aimed at drastically reducing the number of immigrants...

ACLU condemns Nevada school policy for background checks

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Nevada are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children's Reno-area schools, warning the practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families. The Washoe County School Board approved the policy in...

New Brazil government to pull out of UN migration accord

Dec. 11, 2018 3:44 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — On the same day that Brazil signed a U.N. agreement on migration, the country's incoming foreign minister said he'll pull the country out of it when the new government takes office in January. Ernesto Araujo said on his Twitter page late Monday that Brazil will withdraw from the nonbinding...

Kentucky city removing statue of anti-immigrant editor

Dec. 11, 2018 9:47 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The statue of a Kentucky newspaper editor whose anti-immigrant editorials were blamed for instigating a deadly Election Day riot is being removed from Louisville's main public library. The Courier Journal reported that the city of Louisville was moving the statue of George Dennison...

Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

Dec. 11, 2018 6:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Tuesday that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution and torture. Hakeem al-Araibi, who was...

The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

Dec. 10, 2018 8:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a demonstration at San Diego's border with Tijuana, Mexico (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. authorities have 32 people at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 people...