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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal addresses the media after Gov.-elect Phil Murphy nominated him for attorney general in Trenton, N.J. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, that the U.S. was taking New Jersey to court over a 2018 policy issued by Grewal that called for state and local police to limit how much they help federal officials enforce immigration laws. (Jeffrey Granit/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)

New Jersey, Trump administration square off over immigration

Feb. 15, 2020 8:01 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the latest venue for a legal fight over immigration and sanctuary policies, pitting the Trump administration against self-styled progressive Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Attorney General William Barr announced this week the United States was taking New Jersey...

Census, community groups work to accurately count Hispanics

Feb. 15, 2020 3:06 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spanish music played in the streets of Beechview as a restaurant worked through its lunch crowd. Spanish-language signs advertising products filled the windows of the Las Palmas IGA Market on Broadway as customers of all ethnicities filtered in and out, purchasing authentic Mexican food....

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

US border agents to pursue migrants in 'sanctuary' cities

Feb. 14, 2020 7:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border will deploy to “sanctuary” cities across the country where local jurisdictions are hindering stepped up immigration enforcement, officials said Friday. The deployment of Customs and Border Patrol agents, some with tactical training,...

ICE looks to open Maine holding facility in wake of protests

Feb. 14, 2020 5:00 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency intends to open a holding facility in Maine that would detain people suspected of immigration violations. The Bangor Daily News reported it learned of ICE's plan in an email it obtained. ICE wants to share an industrial building...

Meydi Guzman, right, a Crystal Lake Central High School senior who was in U.S. Immigration and Customs custody for several months, embraces friends as she is welcomed back at the home of school counselor Sara Huser on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Guzaman's supporters plan to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

Chicago-area student freed from immigrant detention center

Feb. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school student was released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center with supporters planning to continue a fight against her deportation to Honduras. Meydi Guzman, 18, was granted bond Wednesday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Sara...

Lawmakers pass bill to limit immigration detention center

Feb. 13, 2020 9:21 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma would not be allowed to expand under a bill that the state House of Representatives approved Wednesday. The News Tribune reports if it becomes law, HB 2640 would declare that the privately owned and operated immigration detention center is not...

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, shows a public phone near detainees in a residential pod during a media tour of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Wash. Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show

Judge orders immigration detention hotline restored

Feb. 12, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a free hotline that let detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions until shortly after it was featured on the TV show “Orange Is the New Black.” U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 12, 2020 3:42 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: You From New York? You’re First on Trump’s Revenge List The New York Times Feb. 6 Fresh from his impeachment acquittal by Senate Republicans, President Trump has shifted into payback mode. In his combative State of the...

Immigration officials go to court to get Denver records

Feb. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are asking a federal judge to force Denver to turn over information about three men accused of crimes who are subject to deportation after the city refused to comply with its order to do so. In a continued escalation of the conflict between federal officials and...

Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury

Feb. 11, 2020 12:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California temporarily halted the deportation of a 5-year-old child who injured his head before immigration agents arrested his family and whose advocates say needs to be seen by a neurologist. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order late Monday that...