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Activists file lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nurimaro Park, 26, is one of about 800,000 people who had benefited from an Obama-era program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. While he knew the significance of the protection ...

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Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six ...

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Justice Dept questions cities’ immigration info sharing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday questioned whether some so-called sanctuary cities responded honestly when asked whether they follow the law on sharing the citizenship status of people in their custody with federal immigration authorities. In a strongly ...

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Lawyer: San Francisco to pay $190K for sanctuary violation

Attorney Saira Hussain, left, and her client, Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, answer questions about a settlement with the city of San Francisco. (AP Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney ...

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Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government’s ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of an ethnic Serb from Bosnia who lied about her ...

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Sessions memo defines sanctuary cities – and hints that the definition may widen

The nation’s top prosecutor on Monday offered the government’s first official definition of “sanctuary cities” and acknowledged that President Trump’s power to revoke their federal funding is far more limited than he had threatened. In a memo addressing grants issued ...

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Va. firm faces probes over immigrant bail practices

A detail of the Libre by Nexus electronic ankle bracelet that Nefi Flores has to wear around the clock. Portrait and photos of Nefi Flores on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Flores used Libre by Nexus, a bond service for detained undocumented immigrants, that allowed him freedom until his ICE case was resolved, but required him to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet that cost as much as $420 per month. Flores is now suing Nexus. Librebynexus

Investigators in at least two states are examining the business practices of a Virginia-based company accused of preying on detained undocumented immigrants, officials say. Libre by Nexus helps post bonds for people being held in immigration detention centers while they ...

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Texas stokes immigration debate with ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called “sanctuary cities” ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally ...

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Trump’s revised travel ban faces legal challenges in courtrooms on both coasts

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban faces two major legal tests this month when federal appeals courts on opposite coasts take up challenges to an executive order that the administration says is urgently needed for national security and opponents say ...

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Judge cites Trump’s words in blocking ‘sanctuary city’ order

Providence, R.I. Mayor Jorge Elorza, center, with, from left, Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin, Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler, Elorza, Major Cities Chiefs Association President and Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief Tom Manger, and U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President and New Orleans, La. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, speaks to reporters outside the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William ...

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Volunteers usher US immigrants to court to allay their fears

In this Tuesday, April 11, 2017, photo, Sarah Gozalo, center left, and Marisa Lohse, center right, of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC, review the Application for Asylum of Joselin Marroquin-Torres, left, before her appearance in federal immigration court in New York. Volunteers are stepping up to accompany people living in the United States illegally to court hearings and meetings with immigration officials in New York, New Mexico and elsewhere, with the goal of guiding them through what’s often an intimidating process. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it. “Thank you,” ...

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Lawmakers seek details on vetting for those bound for US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has checked social media in some capacity in refugee cases and has found, in a small sampling thus far, the information can be ambiguous in screening value and frequently inaccessible to reviewers, a Homeland Security official ...

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