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Stories with subject: Immigration
  • Foreign investors in fizzled development are at wit's end story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 4:50 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."

  • Judge orders Somali teen returned to foster family 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:59 pm

    SEATTLE - A federal judge in Seattle has ordered immigration officials to release a Somali teenager who was taken from his Oregon foster family and placed in an adult detention center in Tacoma, Washington.

  • Gary officials reject immigrant detention center 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:39 pm

    GARY, Indiana - City leaders in Gary have voted against allowing an $80 million immigration detention center to be built in the northwestern Indiana city.

  • Lawyer: Canadian to leave Nepal after work visa revoked 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:48 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said.

  • Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:54 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

  • Budget passed, Legislature rushing to pass bills and adjourn 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:00 pm

    PHOENIX - With a state budget passed, the Arizona Legislature on Wednesday began rushing to complete its yearly work by the end of the week, considering dozens of the hundreds of bills that still need votes.

  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 10:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.

  • The Latest: House rejects bill targeting illegal immigration 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:26 pm

    PHOENIX - The Latest on a bill in Arizona that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally (all times local):

  • Arizona House rejects stiffer illegal immigration penalties 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:54 pm

    PHOENIX - The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally, after a fervent effort from Republican supporters who wanted the bill to pass.

  • Suit: Louisiana voter registration law is discriminatory 
    Updated: May-04-16 5:12 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A century-old Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to "heightened" voter registration requirements that don't apply to native-born citizens, civil rights groups claim in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Illinois senator wants to stop using 'alien' for immigrants 
    Updated: May-04-16 1:18 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois lawmaker wants the state to stop referring to immigrants in the country illegally as aliens.

  • Argentina plays "Trump" card in Copa America advertising 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:43 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Argentine TV advertisement is sending a message to Donald Trump: you should fear some Latin Americans about to arrive in the United States.

  • Immigrant family detention center granted child-care license story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 6:07 pm

    HOUSTON - One of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child-care license, amid discussions over whether the federal government will keep using such facilities.

  • Russian man dies at San Diego immigration detention center 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:37 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities say a Russian man has died at a San Diego immigration detention center. The cause of death is undetermined.

  • Archbishop concerned as primaries head to New Mexico 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:54 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester has joined other religious leaders in voicing concerns about the political rhetoric surrounding immigration as the presidential primary campaign heads to New Mexico.

  • Fewer humpback whales migrated to Hawaii this year 
    Updated: May-03-16 9:21 am

    HONOLULU - The number of whales that made the annual migration to Hawaiian waters this past winter appears to be at its lowest level in five years, according to officials with the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

  • German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 7:31 am

    BERLIN - When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist - and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.

  • Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:52 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.

  • Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:02 pm

    PHOENIX - Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.

  • Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:20 pm

    MIAMI - On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.

  • Fraction of Central American migrant kids land in Rockies 
    Updated: May-02-16 10:46 am

    DENVER - A fraction of the thousands of children who've fled poverty and violence in Central America alone in recent years are now scattered across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana living with relatives and other sponsors.

  • Since 2013, more than 5,000 migrant children placed in NJ 
    Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - The federal government has placed more than 5,000 migrant children from Central America with adult sponsors in New Jersey since the fall of 2013, where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.

  • Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 9:49 am

    NICKERSON, Nebraska - Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • Report: Immigrants, homeless used by asbestos contractors 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:04 am

    DETROIT - A newspaper says contractors are using immigrants, ex-cons, homeless people and teenagers to remove material containing asbestos from of aging buildings.

  • Tiny fraction of migrant youths are in Arizona 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:12 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Just a fraction of the total number of migrant youths who arrived in the United States without parents since the fall of 2013 have been placed in Arizona.