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Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas' Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security....

An election in the UK is likely this year, we just don't know when. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 07:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom is poised to hold its first election in five years in a country battered by a cost-of-living crisis, fallout from the Israel-Hamas conflict and deep divisions over how to deal with migrants and asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from Europe on small...

Georgia lawmakers support immigration crackdown, religious liberty protections at deadline

Mar. 01, 2024 00:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers pushed through dozens of bills before a key deadline Thursday, the last day for legislation to pass either the House or Senate and advance to the other legislative chamber for consideration this year. Lawmakers supported plans to tighten rules on...

On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

Feb. 29, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the banks of the same Rio Grande but 300 miles apart, President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Donald Trump on Thursday surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border and tussled from a distance over who is to blame for the nation's broken immigration system and how to fix it. ...

Georgia House passes bill requiring police to help arrest immigrants after student's killing

Feb. 29, 2024 18:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Republicans are backing a bill that would require every eligible police and sheriff's department to help identify undocumented immigrants, arrest them and detain them for deportation. The House voted 97-74 on Thursday for House Bill 1105 after police...

Arizona Republicans are pushing bills to punish migrants with the border a main election year focus

Feb. 29, 2024 17:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in swing state Arizona are broadcasting a tough border stance with legislation aimed at punishing migrants who enter the United States illegally. The proponent of one bill has suggested it would lawfully allow property owners to shoot and kill migrants criminally...

Migration through the Darien Gap is cut off following the capture of boat captains in Colombia

Feb. 29, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the treacherous migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the capture of a number of boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek. The stoppage...

Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Texas law that would give police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S., dealing a victory to the Biden administration with a broad rejection of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's immigration enforcement...

Canada reimposes a visa requirement on Mexicans

Feb. 29, 2024 11:21 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s government is reimposing the visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada, the immigration minister announced Thursday. Quebec’s premier has been urging the Canadian government to slow the influx of immigrants, which he says has been straining...

2 buses collide head-on in western Honduras, killing 17 people and injuring 14

Feb. 28, 2024 23:31 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Two buses collided head-on Wednesday in a village in western Honduras, and 17 people were killed and 14 were injured, four of them seriously, authorities said. Officials said witnesses in La Montañita reported the two buses were traveling at a moderate...