Immigration policy

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks the documents of migrants who are on their way to apply for asylum in the United States, on International Bridge 1 as they depart Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The Trump administration has proposed to make it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their immigration cases are pending. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 that a proposed rule would double the time asylum-seekers must wait for a work permit to a year and bar those who crossed a border illegally from applying for the permits at all. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano,File)
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November 13, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who need humanitarian protection the most. U.S. Citizenship...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, speaks during a news conference after being elected as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The three-day national assembly concluded Wednesday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis. That forecast came Wednesday from Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S...
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Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, smiles during a news conference after being elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...
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In this Aug. 23, 2019, photo, a Honduran father stands at his home in Comayagua, Honduras, after talking in an interview about being separated from his 3-year-old daughter at the border after traveling for weeks to seek asylum in the U.S. According to court records, his daughter was sexually abused in U.S. foster care. She was later deported and arrived back in Honduras withdrawn, anxious and angry. He fears their bond is forever broken. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
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November 12, 2019 - 11:33 am
COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported,...
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Luz Aurora Vidal and her son, Martín Batalla Vidal, line up to take a bus to Washington, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in New York. Martin Batalia Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and has seen his name splashed in legal documents since 2016, when he first sued in New York. His case will be heard at the Supreme Court beginning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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November 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Martín Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the...
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Michelle Lainez, 17, originally from El Salvador but now living in Gaithersburg, Md., speaks during a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield nearly 700,000 immigrants from deportation, in a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 10, 2019 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, left, sits with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, before the conference's annual fall meeting in Baltimore. Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet in November 2019 _ but so is a potentially historic milestone: Archbishop Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops’ national conference. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 10, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week — but so is a potentially historic milestone: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference...
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In this Nov. 4, 2019, photo, a family from Nigeria waits to illegally cross the U.S. border at Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., into Canada where Royal Canadian Mounted Police wait, in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec. Since early 2017, when people who despaired of finding a permanent safe haven in the United States began turning to Canada for help, around 50,000 people have illegally entered Canada, many through Roxham Road in upstate New York. A case being heard in a Toronto court this week could end the use of Roxham Road. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
November 08, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Honduran migrant Leticia Nunes holds her daughter Mailyn amid a small group of migrants trying to make their way to the U.S. as Mexican police in riot gear block them from the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. ambassadors from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sent urgent cables, made public Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, to the White House in the early days of the Trump administration, pleading with them to abandon plans to send hundreds of thousands of migrants back to their home countries. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
November 07, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State Department memos made...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sanders is calling for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, backing an idea that further exposes the Democratic presidential primary’s deep ideological divides. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 07, 2019 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party in the...
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