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Judge nixes Ohio license policies called discriminatory

Feb. 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two state policies that stopped some refugees and children of immigrants from getting driver's licenses in Ohio have been struck down by a federal judge. The separate rulings will affect an estimated 4,000 people in Ohio, most of them teenagers who are U.S. citizens and were blocked...

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Review: `Amnesty' is a satisfying but frustrating read

Feb. 27, 2020 10:43 AM EST

“Amnesty,” Scribner, by Aravind Adiga There is a lot that’s satisfying about “Amnesty,” the new book by Aravind Adiga, but it’s also a frustrating read. The premise is clever: Danny is an undocumented immigrant in Sydney, Australia, trying to live openly yet under the...

Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist

Feb. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 5-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody must be allowed to be seen by a pediatric neurologist for a head injury he suffered before his family was arrested. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Thy Chea, of Lowell, Mass., center right, originally of Cambodia, hugs his daughter on his arrival at Boston's Logan Airport, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, after getting his green card reinstated last year. Chea is the fourth Cambodian refugee to be allowed back into the country after being deported, and just the first on the East Coast, according to Asian American organizations that have been fighting increased deportations of Southeast Asians under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Cambodian refugee deported 2 years ago returns to US

Feb. 26, 2020 7:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts on Wednesday, becoming the fourth such refugee — and first on the East Coast — to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up...

Construction crew perform a controlled detonation at the base of Monument Hill in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of Lukeville, Ariz., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Construction crews in southern Arizona have recently began blasting hills at the site to clear space for a new border wall system, bulldozing through a place called Monument Hill to construct a 30-foot (9-meter) steel wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land

Feb. 26, 2020 7:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land they consider sacred to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “No...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, speaks during a roundtable talks on sanctuary cities hosted by President Donald Trump, third from right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

Feb. 26, 2020 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. The ruling by the...

A protester throws a petrol bomb against riot police during clashes in Diavolorema near the area where the government plans to build a new migrant detention center, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Local authorities declared a 24-hour strike on two eastern Greek islands Wednesday to protest government plans to build new migrant detention camps there. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Greek islanders attack riot police in migrant camp protests

Feb. 26, 2020 5:43 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local residents, some armed with Molotov cocktails and shotguns. Hundreds of residents attacked police officers...

This Jan. 28, 2020 photo shows the Tower theatre located in downtown Bend, Ore., where the population in the early 1990's was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. Demographic shifts are helping push the Republican Party into a nosedive along the West Coast. The last Republican presidential candidate that California went for was George H.W. Bush. For Oregon and Washington, it was Ronald Reagan. Now, Republicans in the three states are even struggling to hold seats in Congress, statehouses and city councils. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Shifting demographics drive GOP nosedive on US West Coast

Feb. 26, 2020 4:49 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated in the Oregon high-desert town along the banks of a scenic river. Today, the lumber mill is an REI outdoor recreation store. The population has quadrupled. And for the first time in...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper smiles during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Feb. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall The chairman of the House Armed...

Family members of Rahul Solanki, who was killed during clashes between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a contentious new citizenship law, weep outside a mortuary in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. At least 20 people were killed in three days of clashes in New Delhi, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals were overflowed with dozens of injured people, authorities said Wednesday. The clashes between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a contentious new citizenship law that fast-tracks naturalization for foreign-born religious minorities of all major faiths in South Asia except Islam escalated Tuesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Death toll rises to 24 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

Feb. 26, 2020 1:28 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Shops, Muslim...