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Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 09:49 AM CDT

Refugees Want to Help Make America Great: Think Tank Report

Refugees Want to Help Make America Great: Think Tank Report

Refugees taken in by the United States eventually integrate into nearly every aspect of American life, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Urban Institute. NBC News reports that the research goes...

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 at 09:10 AM CDT

Arizona, Texas Send 400 Troops to Border After Trump's Call

Arizona, Texas Send 400 Troops to Border After Trump's Call

Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 02:45 AM CDT

Guard's Last Border Deployments Offer Clues to the Future

Guard's Last Border Deployments Offer Clues to the Future

The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:36 AM CDT

Why US Militarization of Border Isn't New

Why US Militarization of Border Isn't New

President Donald Trump's promise to use the National Guard to secure the U.S.-Mexico border isn't a new concept and is something the U.S. has done in the past for varying reasons. Both Presidents George W. Bush...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 07:59 PM CDT

Dems, GOP Using Immigration in House Races, But Differently

Dems, GOP Using Immigration in House Races, But Differently

Both Democrats and Republicans think the stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress over immigration can help them in November's congressional elections. Each could be right. In House races across...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 06:39 AM CDT

Justice Department Imposes Quotas on Immigration Judges

Justice Department Imposes Quotas on Immigration Judges

The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 07:35 AM CDT

Trump Administration Seeks to Close Immigration 'Loopholes'

Trump Administration Seeks to Close Immigration 'Loopholes'

Trump administration officials said they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes" after the president called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:31 AM CDT

Trump Says He Wants Skilled Migrants But Creates New Hurdles

Trump Says He Wants Skilled Migrants But Creates New Hurdles

It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, "merit-based" immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime,...

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 08:44 PM CDT

Govt. Can't Block Immigrant Teens From Abortion: Court

Govt. Can't Block Immigrant Teens From Abortion: Court

A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. A judge...

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:06 PM CDT

US Judge Opens Door for Thousands to Apply for Asylum

US Judge Opens Door for Thousands to Apply for Asylum<br /><br />

A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them of a deadline for filing...

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Avicii, DJ Behind 'Le7els' and 'Wake Me Up,' Found Dead

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North Korea Says It Will Suspend Nuclear and Missile Testing

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