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‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Sep. 21, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. with a more deeply ingrained reputation as a refuge for immigrants than New York City, where the Statue of Liberty rises from the harbor as a symbol of welcome for the worn and weary. But for Mayor Eric Adams, reconciling that image...

Migrant buses dropped off by Texas near VP Harris' residence

Sep. 15, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two buses of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris' home in residential Washington on Thursday morning in the bitter political battle over the Biden administration's immigration policies. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas should eliminate the tampon tax Abbott’s support signals this tax’s days are numbered. Taxes are, at best, a necessary evil. But there are certain areas where, if we can get the government out...

2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting in front of DC senior residence

Aug. 24, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said two people were killed and three others injured Wednesday in a shooting in front of a senior citizens center and near several schools in the nation’s capital. The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday’s shooting happened in the Truxton...

Asylum seekers caught in political battle in NYC, Washington

Aug. 22, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Weary of Venezuela's autocratic government and the pittance he earned in the military, Dario Maldonado deserted and fled with his family to neighboring Colombia. But life remained hard — money was tight and expenses mounted. So he set off for the United States, an...

Pentagon rejects DC request for National Guard migrant help

Aug. 22, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Arizona. According to a copy of a letter to the city reviewed by The...

Pentagon denies DC request for National Guard migrant help

Aug. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon rejected a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in what the mayor has called a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants being bused to the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary...

DC requests National Guard help with busloads of migrants

Jul. 28, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has requested National Guard assistance to help stem a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants that have been sent to Washington by a pair of southern states. Mayor Muriel Bowser formally asked the White House...

Mayors ask Biden to help with influx of asylum-seekers

Jul. 21, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic mayors of New York and Washington are asking the Biden administration to help with what they say is a surge in their cities of asylum-seeking migrants from border states, eliciting gleeful reactions from Republicans who say the pleas are evidence the U.S. is in an...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 16, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the British Open. __ ...