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Politics
5:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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Donald Trump is doubling down on his negative comments about Mexicans and illegal immigration. To recap, here's what he said last month when he announced his presidential run.

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World News
10:19 am
Fri July 3, 2015

'Winning' the green card lottery is only the start of a harrowing journey

Abdi Nor Iftin is pictured in Maine, where he settled after finally gaining a green card through the US Diversity Visa Program.

Leo Hornak

In Somali slang, there is a special word for the daydream of starting a new life in a far-off land: it's known as a bofis. And for millions of refugees across Africa, there is one bofis that people obsess with above all — the idea of moving to the West, and in particular to the US.

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The Two-Way
7:49 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

U.S. agents compare notes as they patrol along the Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. A draft report by outside experts calls for steps to confront any claims of corruption in the Border Patrol.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 9:17 pm

A new government report recommends that the U.S. Border Patrol double its internal affairs investigators to focus on corruption and the alleged mistreatment of migrants along the Mexican border.

The interim report, written at the request of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, focuses on three themes: rooting out corruption within the agency; reining in the unauthorized use of force by Border Patrol agents; and improving departmental transparency.

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World News
5:49 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Is Mexico doing the US’s dirty work by deporting Central American migrants?

A Salvadoran father carries his son while running next to another immigrant as they try to board a train heading to the Mexican-U.S. border, in Huehuetoca, near of Mexico City, June 1, 2015.

Reuters/Edgard Garrido

Historically, the United States has led efforts to stop the flow of Central American migrants. This year, Mexico takes the lead, detaining 20,000 more “other than Mexican migrants” than its northern neighbor. 

A new initiative, Mexico’s Southern Border Program, has largely contributed to the shift.

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Politics
6:21 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Obama Immigrant Detention Policies Under Fire

Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 5:40 pm

The Obama administration is under growing pressure to change its policies governing the detention of thousands of migrants who came to the United States illegally.

Maybe it is a coincidence, but consider what has happened this past week:

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Politics
4:53 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote for the court majority, said Moones Mellouli's crime should not be considered enough to remove someone from the country under federal law. In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote he sees "nothing absurd about removing individuals who are unwilling to respect the drug laws" where they live.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 10:46 pm

The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to U.S. immigration officials in a closely watched case by ruling that a broad state anti-drug law may not be enough to justify deportation.

By a 7-2 vote, the court ruled that a Tunisian man convicted of carrying pills in his sock should not have been removed from the U.S. for that reason.

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Politics
8:06 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Nevada GOP Aggressively Tries To Break Democrats' Lock On Latino Voters

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:42 pm

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US News
8:06 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation

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Let's meet some people left behind by changing rules of adoption. This story involves some of the thousands of people adopted from abroad into the United States.

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Politics
4:34 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Clinton's Bold Immigration Plan Leaves Republicans Nearly Speechless

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 9:42 am

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World News
1:46 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Abuse at the Border? Immigrants and Legal Groups Allege Harsh Treatment

Illegal entry from Mexico into the US may be down overall, but the South Texas Rio Grande Valley is its own story. That stretch of border is closest to Central America, where extreme levels of violence and poverty are pushing people out. An unprecedented number of migrants are now being intercepted by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol. And what happens to them next is causing concern among their advocates.

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