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Aspects of US restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protections, UNHCR head says

Jun. 12, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the executive order may violate refugee protection required in international law. ...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Immigrant rights groups sue Biden administration over asylum order in the first legal challenge to border crackdown

Jun. 12, 2024 17:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant rights groups sue Biden administration over asylum order in the first legal challenge to border crackdown.

Poland honors soldier who was fatally stabbed by migrant at border with Belarus

Jun. 12, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and lawmakers in the Polish parliament observed a minute of silence on Wednesday to honor a young soldier who was fatally stabbed at the Polish-Belarusian border during a migration crisis that Poland says has been engineered by Russia and Belarus. ...

AP sources: 8 people with possible Islamic State ties arrested in US on immigration violations

Jun. 11, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight people from Tajikistan with suspected ties to the Islamic State group have been arrested in the United States in recent days, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The arrests took place in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and the...

Mexico's tactic to cut immigration to the US: wear out migrants

Jun. 11, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (AP) — “Here, again.” Yeneska García’s face crumbled as she said it, and she pressed her head into her hands. Since fleeing crisis in Venezuela in January, the 23-year-old had trekked through the Darien Gap jungle dividing Colombia and...

What the far-right victories in the European Union could say about US elections this year

Jun. 11, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

The just-concluded European Union elections were yet another milestone for far-right parties on the continent. They racked up gains across many of the EU’s 27 countries, and the surprising scale of their victories is rattling the political establishment there and drawing attention in the United...

Olympic great Tommie Smith tells Paris crowd he still fights for civil rights long after raised fist

Jun. 11, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The audience in Paris stood to applaud Tommie Smith, more than 50 years after he took a stand for civil rights. A second ovation was even longer, and the 80-year-old Olympic champion seemed overwhelmed with emotion. He lowered his head, clasped it in his hands and wept...

Iowa defends immigration law that allows local officials to arrest people told to leave US

Jun. 10, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defended its new immigration law on Monday and argued that the state's ability to file criminal charges against people did not infringe on federal authority over immigration because local officials would abide by all federal regulations. Lawyers for the...

Macron dissolves the French parliament and calls a snap election after defeat in EU vote

Jun. 09, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the lower house of France's parliament in a surprise announcement sending voters back to the polls in the coming weeks to choose lawmakers, after his party was handed a humbling defeat by the far-right in the European elections Sunday. ...