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With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Dec. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a stepping stone for...

A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policies

Dec. 13, 2019 11:52 AM EST

SANTA ANA, El Salvador (AP) — María Teresa Carballo was worried. She hadn’t heard from her daughter-in-law since the young woman and her two young children left with a smuggler for the U.S. border a week earlier. The silence was unexpected: Seventeen other members of Carballo’s family...

US seeks dismissal of New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2019 9:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico claimed in a lawsuit...

Judge halts some military spending on border wall

Dec. 10, 2019 10:12 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from spending some Defense Department money to build a border wall with Mexico, the latest twist in a long-running legal battle over one of the president's signature domestic issues and campaign priorities. The ruling by...

Orphan mountain lion cub 'feistier every day' at Oakland Zoo

Dec. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An ailing mountain lion cub rescued last month along with two siblings that died is recovering at the Oakland Zoo and has found a permanent home in Texas, zoo officials said Monday. The severely malnourished and dehydrated cubs were found by a homeowner near Somerset in El Dorado...

Arizona State heads back to Sun Bowl, to face Florida State

Dec. 8, 2019 7:34 PM EST

Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) vs Florida State (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 31, 2 p.m. ET LOCATION: El Paso, Texas TOP PLAYERS Arizona State: QB Jayden Daniels, 193 of 310, 2,748 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs. Florida State: RB Cam Akers, 1,144 yards rushing, 14 TDs. NOTABLE Arizona State: The Sun Devils beat...

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Dec. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington,...

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump...

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

Dec. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EST

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and brought new chaos to a system of wait lists for asylum seekers to get into the U.S. Migrant tent camps have...