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Stories with subject: Immigration
  • German anti-euro party scraps congress amid infighting 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:37 am

    BERLIN - An upstart German party that combines an anti-euro stance with tough talk on immigration has become mired in infighting over its leadership and future course, and on Tuesday called off a congress that was to be held this month.

  • Raymond dairy workers charged with immigration violations 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:23 am

    RAYMOND, Mississippi - Nine people identified by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office as living in the U.S. illegally have been arrested at a dairy in Raymond.

  • California bill aims to protect immigrant crime victims 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:59 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California state Senate has approved a bill to help immigrant victims of crime avoid detention and deportation.

  • FBI ends visa-for-investment probe, no prosecutions sought 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:16 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The FBI announced Monday it has closed its investigation into South Dakota's investment-for-visa program and the state's U.S. Attorney would not pursue any prosecution.

  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts.

  • Legislature ends with Lt. Gov. Patrick denying 2018 plans story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:32 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The first legislative session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ended Monday with conservatives claiming victory on tax cuts, a big boost in border security spending and looser gun laws in a state already known as among America's most firearms friendly.

  • Naturalization ceremony set at Mount Rushmore in western SD 
    Updated: May-31-15 10:37 am

    KEYSTONE, South Dakota - Mount Rushmore National Memorial will serve as the backdrop Thursday when about 185 people become United States citizens.

  • Up & Down in Texas politics: Gay marriage; immigration bills 
    Updated: May-30-15 9:05 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - In the end, there was a meaningless Senate resolution. And then, the months-long Republican-led effort to further shield Texas from gay marriage should the U.S. Supreme Court legalize it was dead.

  • Hawaii officials welcome advanced immigration screening 
    Updated: May-29-15 9:07 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii officials are welcoming news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security aims to set up immigration and customs stations to screen Japanese passengers before they arrive in the U.S.

  • Nebraska lawmakers conclude historic 2015 session story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 8:27 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers concluded a historic 2015 session Friday marked by high-profile votes to raise the gas tax, allow driver's licenses for certain immigrant youths brought to the country illegally and abolish the death penalty.

  • Lawsuits allege abuse of foreign farm workers in Kentucky 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:21 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less than their guaranteed wages and lived in rat-infested housing, according to federal lawsuits against a half-dozen farmers.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Lankford to speak at naturalization ceremony 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:16 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford is in Oklahoma City to welcome some of the state's newest American citizens.

  • Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths 
    Updated: May-28-15 6:09 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor.

  • Ricketts vetoes driver's licenses bill for immigrant youth 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:58 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Wednesday that would end Nebraska's status as the only state to ban driving privileges for young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.

  • US won't seek high court review in immigration case 
    Updated: May-27-15 6:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge's decision that put on hold President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

  • EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 1:26 pm

    BRUSSELS - European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the EU.

  • Dunwoody hosting citizenship ceremony on Independence Day 
    Updated: May-27-15 4:31 am

    DUNWOODY, Georgia - About 25 immigrants will formally become U.S. citizens during an Independence Day ceremony in Dunwoody.

  • Lawsuit: officials delay immigrants' work authorization 
    Updated: May-26-15 5:14 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A new lawsuit alleges federal immigration officials routinely delay issuing employment authorization documents to eligible immigrants and fail to issue interim documents, thwarting their ability to work legally.

  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart 
    Updated: May-26-15 3:10 am

    BEIRUT - The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.

  • Australia rejects Vietnamese refugee claims in 40 minutes 
    Updated: May-25-15 8:58 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia secretly held a group of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers on a warship at sea for almost a month and rejected their refugee claims during interviews that took as little as 40 minutes before returning them all to Vietnam last month, officials said.

  • Reversal of Great Migration? Counties seeing racial shifts 
    Updated: May-23-15 3:14 pm

    CONYERS, Georgia - Numerous counties in metro Atlanta have seen a large racial shift this century, akin to a reversal of the 20th century's Great Migration, when millions of African-Americans moved to the North.

  • UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia 
    Updated: May-22-15 10:18 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.

  • Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists 
    Updated: May-22-15 5:50 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:

  • 19 to become US citizens at Navy base ceremony 
    Updated: May-22-15 2:49 am

    GROTON, Connecticut - Nineteen people affiliated with the U.S. military are becoming American citizens at a ceremony Friday at the Navy base in Groton.

  • Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:10 pm

    CANNES, France - Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map.