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FILER  - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Teofimo Lopez is shown before an NABF lightweight championship boxing match against Finland's Edis Tatli, in New York. Brooklyn-born Teofimo Lopez stunned Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to win a unanimous 12-round decision and unify the lightweight titles to join a rare group of boxers of Central American descent to capture a world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Teófimo López win excites Honduran Americans amid pain

Oct. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — It would have been just another Saturday night until Faridd Sierra got a phone call from his brother: come over. A fellow Honduran American is fighting for a unified boxing lightweight championship. The 39-year-old from Dallas hadn’t heard of Brooklyn-born boxer Teófimo...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, 2020. The Supreme Court is agreeing to review a Trump administration policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. As is typical, the court did not comment Monday in announcing it would hear the case. Because the court’s calendar is already full through the end of the year, the justices will not hear the case until 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

Oct. 19, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration's use of money to fund the border wall. The...

Nigerian American lifestyle blogger Nifesimi Akingbe stands outside her home in Randallstown, Md., near Baltimore, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Akingbe has been outspoken about racial equity since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But amid the camaraderie younger Black immigrants like her feel with African Americans, they also see a generational divide in their communities.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Oct. 17, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2007, file photo, former California Gov. Pete Wilson imitates the pose of a statue dedicated in his honor at Horton Plaza in San Diego. The statue was removed from the park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday, Oct. 16, 2020.  (Nelvin Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Statue of former governor removed after policies criticized

Oct. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported. The 13-year-old statue near Horton Plaza Park was removed by Horton Walk,...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo shows the Supreme Court building in Washington. Controversial Trump administration policies on the census, asylum seekers and the border wall, held illegal by lower courts, are on the Supreme Court's agenda Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

Oct. 16, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump's policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the census count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives. Never in U.S. history have immigrants been...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, an agent from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, far right, accompanies Guatemalan police at the checkpoint where they detain Honduran migrants before deporting them, in Morales, Guatemala. In a report released Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, by the Democratic staff of a U.S. Senate committee says U.S. immigration agents assigned to Guatemala to advise local authorities violated terms of their funding by helping officials deport Hondurans traveling in a migrant caravan early this year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Report: US agents working in Guatemala violated agreement

Oct. 13, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. immigration agents assigned to Guatemala to advise local authorities violated terms of their funding by helping officials deport Hondurans traveling in a migrant caravan early this year, the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee’ said in a report...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Oct. 11, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her opinions include cases on guns, sexual assault on campus, immigration and employment discrimination. She also has signed...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., visit the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

Oct. 8, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pitched an economic message Thursday during their first joint appearance on the campaign trail, hammering President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a failure to address the needs of working Americans. “You're facing real...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington. The Department of Homeland Security has rolled out a series of of immigration measures in recent days. The agency is helping to revive an issue that was at the heart of Trump’s successful 2016 campaign, but largely on the back burner in the current one.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trump administration turns to immigration as vote nears

Oct. 8, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It had the ingredients of a President Donald Trump campaign speech: dangerous immigrants, attacks on Democrat-run cities, even a mention of “America First.” But it was Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announcing a routine, and relatively...