Immigration policy

FILE - In this July 23, 2019 file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule issued by Barr. Barr on Monday, July 29, announced he was no longer allowing members of a family to be considered a "social group" if their lives are threatened simply because they're related to someone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 elected state and local prosecutors on Friday challenged Attorney General William Barr's bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions. Barr wants to change immigration rules that defer to state and local...
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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined at left by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., rips a copy of the committee rules of procedure as he charges current Republican chairman Lindsey Graham with breaking the rules to bend to President Donald Trump on immigration policy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee upended the rules Thursday for immigration legislation that would extend family detentions as chairman Lindsey Graham muscled the measure forward over the objections of Democrats. It's one last battle, led by a top ally of President...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019 file photo, people wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday, July 30, 2019 that more than 900 children have been separated from their families at the border since a judge ordered last year that the practice be sharply curtailed. The ACLU says about one of every five children separated is under 5 years old. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the first couple of months after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration last year to stop separating most parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the number of children sent to New York fell. Then, advocates say, the children started coming again in a steady...
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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Andrew Yang participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 31, 2019 - 11:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are closing their second primary debate by focusing on President Donald Trump. After taking on each other for more than two hours, all 10 candidates have...
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July 29, 2019 - 5:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule issued by U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Barr on Monday announced he was no longer allowing members of a family to be considered a "social group" if their lives...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2019 file photo, protestors march outside Fort Sill in protest of plans to place migrant children at the Army post in Lawton, Okla. State and federal officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at Fort Sill and preparations to house them have stopped. Spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families said in a news release Saturday, July 27, that the decision is because of a decrease in the number of unaccompanied children into the U.S. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
July 27, 2019 - 3:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped. Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, supporters of immigrant Sujitno Sajuti rally outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn. Immigration officials say Sajuti, 70, who came to the U.S. in 1981 and overstayed a student visa, is evading immigration law. A sweeping expansion of deportation powers unveiled this week by the Trump administration has sent chills through immigrant communities and prompted some lawyers to advise migrants to gather up as much documentation as possible, pay stubs, apartment leases or even gym key tags, to prove they’ve been in the U.S.(AP Photo/Dave Collins)
July 26, 2019 - 8:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A sweeping expansion of deportation powers unveiled this week by the Trump administration has sent chills through immigrant communities and prompted some lawyers to advise migrants to gather up as much documentation as possible — pay stubs, apartment leases or even gym key tags — to...
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Esta combinación de fotografías muestra a las actrices, de izquierda a derecha, Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks y Dascha Polanco posando en Nueva York para promover la séptima temporada de "Orange is the New Black". La última temporada de la serie será estrenada el 26 de julio en Netflix. (Foto AP)
July 25, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" isn't content with just leaving behind a legacy of good television. It wants to do good in the real world, too. The creative team says Thursday it has formed a fund that will support advocacy groups pressing for criminal justice reform,...
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Protestors hold signs that read " Asylum is a Right" outside of the San Francisco Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
July 25, 2019 - 2:32 am
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border, marking the latest legal defeat for a president waging an all-out battle to stem the flow of migrants entering from Mexico. The ruling by U.S...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019, photo, immigrants say the Pledge of Allegiance in a writing class at the U.S. government’s newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Following breakfast, children play soccer and then have classes held in trailers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2019 - 1:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government's new holding facility for migrant youth will close as early as this week, less than one month after it was opened in response to the squalid conditions in which children were being detained by the Border Patrol, according to the nonprofit operating the facility...
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