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The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

Nov. 22, 2019 7:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds,...

Impeachment hearing takeaways: A ‘domestic political errand’

Nov. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation...

Another wave of African asylum seekers is headed to Portland

Nov. 21, 2019 4:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Another wave of African asylum seekers is headed to Maine’s biggest city, with the first of about 70 people expected to arrive on Friday. The numbers will be smaller than in the summer, when more than 400 Africans arrived from the southern border. The city set up an emergency...

1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord

Nov. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the Honduran man had reached...

Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Nov. 21, 2019 9:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis urged more efforts to combat the “humiliation” of women and children forced into prostitution as he began a busy visit Thursday to Thailand, where human trafficking and poverty help fuel the sex tourism industry. During an open-air Mass at Bangkok’s national...

Malaysia detains 680 in China-based online scam syndicate

Nov. 21, 2019 4:46 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Immigration Department said Thursday it has broken up a China-based online investment scam syndicate with the arrest of 680 suspected Chinese citizens after storming a building where they were operating, but another 100 managed to flee. Immigration...

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was the...

Judge to rule by year end on ICE arrests at New York courts

Nov. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge says he’ll rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. Judge Jed Rakoff set the deadline for himself after expressing skepticism toward the federal government’s assertions that its...

The Latest: Activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a border humanitarian charged with immigrant harboring (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A jury in Arizona has acquitted an activist on charges he illegally helped two migrant men from Central America evade authorities. Scott Warren was charged with harboring for...

Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border

Nov. 20, 2019 5:46 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border .