Immigration policy

Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2018 - 1:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The...
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Adalicia Montecino holds her year-old son Johan Bueso Montecinos, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, as Johan touches his father Rolando Bueso Castillo's face, in San Pedro de Sula, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan Bueso Montecinos arrived in San Pedro Sula and was reunited with his parents on a government bus. Captured by Border Patrol agents in March, Johan’s father was deported and the then 10-month-old remained at an Arizona shelter. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
July 21, 2018 - 12:58 am
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S...
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Manuel Marcelino Tzah, left, and his daughter Manuela Adriana, 11, sit inside their apartment during an interview hours after her release from immigrant detention, Wednesday July 18, 2018, in Brooklyn borough of New York. The Guatemalan asylum seekers were separated May 15 after they crossed the U.S. border in Texas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 20, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An immigrant father from Guatemala dotes over his despondent teenage daughter during a weekly 10-minute phone call, while other parents wait weeks for the phone to ring. A mother in Louisiana has phone video chats with her detained 5-year-old son in Texas, while a Honduran asylum-...
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Kathleen Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on her confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 19, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to take over the nation's watchdog for banks, credit card companies and payday lenders, made her public debut in front of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, where she faced extremely hostile questioning from Democrats...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure, which changes no...
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FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Federal immigration authorities say Lazo, a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the United States illegally. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday, July 17, 2018, it plans to deport Orlando Vilchez Lazo to his native Peru if he is released from custody. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it's investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally. The San Francisco district attorney's...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. Immigrant children described hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about the facilities where they were held in the days after crossing the border. Advocates fanned out across the southwest to interview more than 200 immigrant parents and children about conditions in U.S. holding facilities, detention centers and a youth shelter. The accounts form part of a case over whether the government is complying with a longstanding settlement over the treatment of immigrant youth in custody. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 8:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say...
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July 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders won't hold a quick vote on a Democratic bill abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and instead will offer a non-binding GOP measure lauding the agency and ridiculing calls for its elimination. No. 3 House GOP leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Allison, 6, and her mother Cindy Madrid share a moment during a news conference in Houston, where the mother and daughter spoke about the month and one day they were separated under the President Donald Trump administration immigration policy. The Trump administration is due back in court Monday, July 16, 2018, to discuss a plan reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at the border from their parents. (Marie D. De Jes's/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms. U.S. District Judge...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum stand in line at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in McAllen, Texas. The Trump administration has quietly made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gangs, drug smugglers and domestic violence to travel to the U.S. and ask for asylum. Attorneys representing asylum seekers say their clients are being more frequently denied "credible fear" of bodily harm or death in their home countries since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently tightened who can qualify. They also say immigration judges are reluctant to reverse those decisions on appeal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old daughter if she went to the police. Until recently, the...
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