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Ursula von der Leyen reelected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

Jul. 18, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday reelected Ursula von der Leyen to a second 5-year term as president of the European Union’s executive commission, giving her a comfortable majority and heading off a possible leadership vacuum. Von der...

Newly arrived migrants encounter hazards of food delivery on the streets of NYC: robbers

Jul. 18, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Brad Song thought he was about to get his e-bike stolen a second time in a less than a month after delivering an order for Chinese food app Fantuan Delivery. Seven strangers surrounded the Chinese immigrant and knocked him off the scooter. He was rescued when a nearby...

Syrian official who oversaw prison where alleged abuse took place arrested by US officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Syrian military official who oversaw a prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse routinely took place has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents took Samir Ousman al-Sheikh into custody last...

Panama says migration through border with Colombia is down since President Mulino took office

Jul. 17, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Migration through the Darien Gap dividing Colombia and Panama has declined significantly this month since Panamanian President José Raúl Mulino took office and ordered authorities to get control of the dense jungle frontier, the country’s border police said Wednesday. ...

Another Texas migrant aid group asks a judge to push back on investigation by Republican AG

Jul. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A prominent aid group along the U.S.-Mexico border asked a Texas judge on Wednesday to push back on a widening Republican-led investigation into nonprofits that help migrants, weeks after a separate court rejected efforts by the state to shutter an El Paso shelter. ...

Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1

Jul. 17, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1.

FACT FOCUS: A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention

Jul. 17, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

After Donald Trump triumphantly entered the hall on the second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, the program turned to one of his signature issues: illegal immigration. An ominous video of chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border led into to a speech by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...

Donald Trump is the most prominent politician to link immigrants and crime but not the first

Jul. 16, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump has reached the greatest political heights while linking immigration to violent crime, but he’s hardly the first American politician to promote the unfounded narrative. Historians go back to at least the 1850s when German and Irish immigrants were...

A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Jul. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. ...