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FILE - In this file dated Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, British Home Secretary lawmaker Priti Patel, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Relations between British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in a spat about the treatment of migrants. The Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet Monday at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has vowed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from France to England in small boats. Hundreds have made the dangerous crossing in the past weeks of calm summer weather. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants

Aug. 12, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants. The feud began Tuesday when the Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Aug. 12, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

Pamela Lam and her son stand in Hong Kong, Friday, July 3, 2020. Lam's 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem,

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

Aug. 11, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets. Thanks to a sweeping new national security law, though, singing...

State sets aside $40M in relief for undocumented residents

Aug. 11, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents and Washingtonians applied for relief funds as the coronavirus pandemic diminished their incomes and savings. But for the state’s undocumented workers, that wasn't an option. After months of pressure from immigration activists and organizations, Gov. Jay Inslee is...

CDC team is at federal immigration facility to address virus

Aug. 11, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered immigration authorities to halt any transfers into a Virginia detention center that has seen the worst coronavirus outbreak at any such facility in the nation. Government lawyers argued unsuccessfully against the injunction at a hearing Tuesday, saying...

Immigrants comprise 5% of North Dakota's population

Aug. 11, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Data from the American Immigration Council shows North Dakota has a small but growing community of immigrants, with many coming from the Philippines. The council's latest figures from 2018 show 35,824 foreign-born individuals comprised 5% of the state's population. Immigrants made up 6%...

FILE - In this Jan.18, 2019 file photo, French gendarme patrols the beach in Ambleteuse near Calais, northern France. Britain's immigration minister said after a meeting Tuesday with French officials that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel from France to Britain in small boats. (AP Photo Michel Spingler, File)

UK seeks French muscle to stop migrants crossing Channel

Aug. 11, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said after meeting with French officials Tuesday that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel from France to Britain in small boats. Chris Philp said...

A Border Force vessel assist a group of people thought to be migrants on board from their inflatable dinghy in the Channel, Monday Aug. 10, 2020. A Royal Air Force surveillance plane is flying over the English Channel as the British government tries to curb the number of people crossing from France in small boats. Britain’s Conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Channel during recent warm summer weather. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings

Aug. 10, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Royal Air Force surveillance plane flew over the English Channel on Monday as the British government sought to stop a growing number of people making the hazardous crossing from France in small boats. Britain’s Conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of...

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Review: American culture seen new in 'After the Last Border'

Aug. 10, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

“After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," by Jessica Goudeau, (Viking) In this book we take a journey into American culture through the eyes of Mu Naw from Myanmar, and Hasna from Syria. Mu Naw arrived in 2007; Hasna in 2016, both as refugees and both unwittingly arriving...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 10, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. Aug. 9, 2020 A step closer to telling full Latino story A nation’s story will never be fully told if it excludes or minimizes the stories of all the people who make it a nation. Throughout most of the history of the United States, the telling of the American story has been...