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Inside McCarthy's House: Famous friends and hard realities

Jan. 28, 2023 08:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost forgotten slice of marbled real estate at the Capitol, the Kevin McCarthy era is taking shape in Congress. It was here that the new House speaker was chatting last week with Donald Trump Jr. on the former president’s son’s podcast, their laughter...

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum freed from immigration hold

Jan. 25, 2023 18:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum who was arrested while trying to cross the Mexico border has been freed and reunited with his brother after spending months in immigration detention, his attorney said Wednesday. Abdul Wasi Safi’s release from custody in a...

Attorney: Afghan soldier seeking US asylum has been freed from immigration detention in Texas after charge dropped

Jan. 25, 2023 17:01 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Attorney: Afghan soldier seeking US asylum has been freed from immigration detention in Texas after charge dropped.

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

Jan. 25, 2023 14:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit local governments and state agencies from entering into contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private detention facilities to detain immigrants in civil cases. The bill...

EXPLAINER: Novak Djokovic's successful return to Australia

Jan. 25, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was still in the first set of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Andrey Rublev when the guy who would face the winner of that match, Tommy Paul, sat down for a news conference. “Probably have a better chance of winning if it’s...

Afghan soldier seeks asylum after arrest at US-Mexico border

Jan. 21, 2023 08:24 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Abdul Wasi Safi kept documents detailing his time as an Afghan soldier who worked with the U.S. military close to him as he made the monthslong, treacherous journey from Brazil to the U.S.-Mexico border. He fled Afghanistan fearing retribution from the Taliban...

Missouri Treasurer Vivek Malek takes office

Jan. 17, 2023 16:21 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Treasurer Vivek Malek officially became Missouri's first non-white state officeholder during a Tuesday ceremony. The 45-year-old attorney from the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood took the oath of office surrounded by family and at least 200...

Tirana protests UK official's 'verbal lynching' of Albanians

Jan. 16, 2023 10:28 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Monday handed a verbal note to the British ambassador to Tirana to protest what it called a “verbal lynching” by a U.K. official in comments about Albanian immigrants in the country. The paper expressed “concern on the last statement of the...

DHS policy protects migrant workers in labor investigations

Jan. 13, 2023 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced a process by which migrant workers who witness or are victims of workplace labor violations can apply for protection from deportation, in a development applauded by labor and rights advocates who say it will protect migrant...

DeSantis tested on immigration as he weighs 2024 candidacy

Jan. 12, 2023 06:05 AM EST

TAVERNIER, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent dozens of immigrants from Texas to an island off the Massachusetts coast last year in a high-profile effort to highlight illegal immigration on the eve of the midterm elections. But as thousands of Cuban migrants flocked to his own state's...