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Lawyers: Process to contest no-fly list is still inadequate

PORTLAND, Ore. — The federal government has not sufficiently improved the process for people barred from flying over the U.S. to challenge their placement on the no-fly list, lawyers for six people on the list told a federal judge Wednesday. ...

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Paris attacks deepen opposition to refugee influx

WASHINGTON — The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the United States cannot do so because it’s impossible to know ...

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Homeland Security hosts ‘kids and trucks’

Agents and vehicles assigned to U.S. Border Patrol Rochester Station recently joined other law enforcement agencies, first responders, and businesses to display trucks and vehicles at the annual “Kids and Trucks” event, hosted by Children’s Institute. Several thousand Rochester area ...

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Members named to new advisory council

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks Monday named members of an advisory group that will work to address the concerns of judges, the bar, litigants and others with regard to a topic of increasing public interest — immigration-related issues arising in ...

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Border Patrol holding academy

Due to interested in local operations, the U.S. Border Patrol will offer a Citizen’s Academy to Oswego-area residents and community leaders. The academy will begin on Aug. 27 and will provide a behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about the U.S. ...

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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was ...

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Causes of Honduran migration discussed

A discussion on “What’s Causing Honduran Migration to the United States” will be presented at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Daniel Reichman, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, ...

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NYSBA president: Immigrant children should have counsel

Children facing possible deportation should have legal representation at immigration hearings, New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee wrote Tuesday in a letter to members of the state congressional delegation, urging funding be provided. “At the hearings, the government ...

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City to explore housing immigrant children

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and senior staff are gathering information before making a decision on an inquiry about housing 172 immigrant children at the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The city will do its due diligence to answer ...

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Syracuse seeks to shelter young migrants

SYRCAUSE (AP) — The mayor of Syracuse has asked President Barack Obama to speed along the approval process to provide a local shelter for young Central American migrants surging across the border. Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote a letter to the ...

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