Immigration

January 19, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans'...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident. An attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want to discredit...
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President Donald Trump waits to be introduced to speak to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger...
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks with reporters outside the White House about a possible government shutdown, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 10:25 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is putting the chances of a government shutdown at "between 50 and 60 percent." Mulvaney spoke to reporters at the White House Friday as the prospect of a shutdown...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. Trump repeatedly declared in his presidential campaign that he would improve relations with Russia but was never specific. A year into his presidency, it’s no more clear. Moscow and Washington are at odds over issues ranging from North Korea to Ukraine, despite Trump’s open admiration of Putin. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 10:12 am
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially in...
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This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. Rigorous testing of prototypes of President Donald. A U.S. official says recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their heights should stop border crossers. U.S. tactical teams spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the models in San Diego. An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for release. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)
January 19, 2018 - 9:54 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met _ who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. In 2018, Meadows was one of the members of the House Freedom Caucus demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that emerged in Congress. “I don’t get squeezed. I squeeze others,” he said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 19, 2018 - 7:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat. Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An appeals court will hear arguments on a Trump administration request to reverse a lower-court ruling temporarily freezing its policy of withholding public-safety grants from sanctuary cities that don't fully enforce immigration laws. The hearing Friday at the Chicago-based 7th U.S...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 11:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...
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