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Italy's leader keeps the focus on migration on her fourth visit to Tunisia in a year

Apr. 17, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The head of Italy's right-wing government acknowledged Wednesday that Tunisia cannot serve as a dumping ground for migrants, days after Tunisia's president reaffirmed his unwillingness to let Europe outsource migration problems by sending those not welcome there to his...

10 detained in large-scale raid in Germany targeting human smuggling gang that exploits visa permits

Apr. 17, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities conducted a large-scale raid against an international human smuggling gang early Wednesday, police said in a statement. More than 1,000 police officers searched dozens of homes, stores and offices across western and southern Germany and detained 10...

Black immigrant rally in NYC raises awareness about racial, religious and language inequities

Apr. 16, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black immigrants turned out in the hundreds on Tuesday across from New York City Hall during a hearing about racial inequities in the city's shelter and immigrant support systems. Over 1,500 immigrants, mostly from Guinea, assembled in City Hall Park, after it...

Visa fees for international artists to tour in the US shot up 250% in April. It could be devastating

Apr. 16, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instituted a 250% visa fee increase for global musicians hoping to tour in the U.S. Artists, advocacy...

Cyprus suspends processing of Syrian asylum applications as boatloads of refugees continue arriving

Apr. 13, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus said Saturday it’s suspending processing all asylum applications by Syrian nationals because large numbers of refugees from the war-torn country continue to reach the island nation by boat, primarily from Lebanon. In a written statement, the Cypriot...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 12, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag about when it comes to his own record. Americans generally think that while they were in the White...

Tennessee governor signs bill requiring local officers to aid US immigration authorities

Apr. 12, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies to communicate with federal immigration authorities if they discover people are in the the country illegally, and would broadly mandate cooperation in the process of identifying,...