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{FD} ‘Dreamer’ immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

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Activists say a 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought into the country as a child has been detained by immigration agents. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

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The Austin Sanctuary Network of churches offering shelter to immigrants in the liberal Texas city is growing rapidly since President Donald Trump was elected. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Figures show drop in crime reporting by Latinos

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The Latest on reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence declining among Latinos in Los Angeles amid concerns of increased immigration enforcement. Continue reading

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{FD} Student group causes stir with anti-illegal immigrant signs

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A student organization says it posted provocative signs about illegal immigrants at a Minnesota college as part of a social experiment. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s Olympic ringers sing their way onto the team

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To earn a place on South Korea’s team for next year’s Olympics, you may need to brush up on your singing. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Man charged in school rape entered US illegally

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Immigration officials say one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom in Maryland entered the United States illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas bomb suspect’s attorneys ask to be let go from case

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The court-appointed attorneys for a man accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas apartment complex filled with Somali immigrants asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case, saying in a filing Monday that they have lost their client’s trust and cannot… Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province

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Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, an official said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants

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Two hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were shot by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

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They’re worried and anxious at Freedom House in Detroit. Continue reading

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{FD} Students stage walkouts at 3 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools

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Students from at least three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have staged walkouts, and administrators say they will be subject to disciplinary action. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 Things to Know for Friday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Students walk out, Latino-owned businesses close

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Students by the hundreds walked out of their classrooms and Latino-owned businesses closed by the dozen as part of “Day Without Immigrants” demonstrations across Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants in US

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The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Ange… Continue reading

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{FD} Albuquerque students urged to skip ‘Day Without Immigrants’

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The state’s largest school district is urging immigrant families to send children to school despite the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant workers, families to protest by staying home

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Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not patronize businesses Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} US arrests Mexican immigrant ‘dreamer’ in Seattle

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A man who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by the Obama administration has been taken into custody in the Seattle area in what could be the first case of its kind in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Fort Bliss soldier gets 15 months for immigrant smuggling

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A Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle two immigrants through a South Texas border checkpoint. Continue reading

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{FD} Jefferson County school board approves ‘safe haven’ proposal

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Jefferson County education officials have passed a resolution to make the state’s largest school district a “safe haven” for undocumented students and their families. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Budweiser ad grabs buzz with immigrant tale

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The Latest on the Super Bowl ads as an expected 110 million tune in to watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Singapore teen seeking asylum detained until hearing

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A Singapore teen seeking asylum after blog posts mocking his government landed him jail will remain in U.S. custody until a Chicago immigration court hearing next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Student’s effort bridges the gulf of cultural tolerance

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One morning last semester at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, freshman Peyton Klein noticed her new classmate Khawla and their homeroom teacher looking defeated as they struggled to communicate. Continue reading

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{FD} Ellen uses ‘Finding Dory’ plot to criticize Trump order

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Ellen DeGeneres has used “Finding Dory” to illustrate her stance on President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration and refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} US deports Colombian wanted in death of journalist

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U.S. immigration officials say a Colombian man wanted in his home country in the fatal shooting of a journalist has been deported after being arrested in South Texas last year. Continue reading

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{FD} ESPN’s Sage Steele criticizes protesters for flight delays

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An ESPN anchor who vented about missing her flight because of airport immigration protesters is drawing criticism from people who say she is being insensitive. Continue reading

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{FD} Google launches fund that could donate $4M to ACLU, others

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Google has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations. Continue reading

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{FD} Las Vegas-area school district restates sanctuary policy

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Amid stories of schoolchildren taunting classmates that they face deportation under a new president, school trustees in Las Vegas approved a measure Thursday to reassure students and families that they have immigration safe haven regardless of their ci… Continue reading

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{FD} Las Vegas-area school district taking up sanctuary question

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School trustees in Las Vegas, where almost half the students are Hispanic, are being asked to declare an immigration safe haven for students regardless of their citizenship status. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas-area school district considering sanctuary declaration

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A Las Vegas school trustee wants the nation’s fifth-largest public school district to declare itself an immigration sanctuary for students and staff, regardless of their citizenship status. Continue reading

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{FD} Charlotte lawyer disbarred after admitting sex with clients

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A Charlotte attorney has been disbarred after acknowledging he slept with several immigration clients. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man says in 911 call he can’t find his daughter

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The Latest on the death of a 5-year-old girl whose mother is charged with murder (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Mom charged in Ohio girl’s death isn’t US citizen

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Authorities say a woman charged with murder in the death of her 5-year-old daughter in Ohio is from China, isn’t a naturalized U.S. citizen and therefore might face deportation. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan refugees coming to California struggle with PTSD

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California’s capital has emerged as a leading destination for Afghan refugees who were awarded Special Immigrant Visas because of their service to coalition forces in the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Archbishop using ‘Social Gospel’ to fight New Mexico poverty

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Advocates say Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Continue reading

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{FD} Translations, TV show connect a city’s Hispanic community

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When Sioux Falls resident Alex Ramirez sees a news story or city announcement — be it about road closures or a building collapse — he makes a copy, translates the text into Spanish and posts it on Facebook for free. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio colleges, universities: Protect immigrant students

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At least eleven Ohio colleges and universities are standing up for immigrant students who could see their statuses change after President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in Somali bomb plot case seeks mental evaluation

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One of three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live is asking for a court-ordered mental health evaluation. Continue reading

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{FD} Fear of Trump pledges linger at Our Lady of Guadalupe feast

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From small parishes to big cathedrals, Catholics observing the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the U.S. say the celebration is taking on a different tone this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Fearing Trump crackdown, “dreamers” advised to end travel

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Immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children are being warned by some advocates to make sure they aren’t traveling abroad when Donald Trump is sworn in as president Jan. 20. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump puts new spotlight on Long Island gang killings

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Gang killings in a New York City suburb are getting the attention of Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant students call on UConn to put support in writing

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The president of the University of Connecticut says the school will do all it can to support students who do not have legal immigration status even though it can’t become a sanctuary campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown’s history at stake

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The fate of a modest asphalt court near where Boston Chinatown immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball is uncertain. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim cleric is in US court fighting against deportation

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The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques is in court to fight deportation after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

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The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application. Continue reading

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{FD} UW-Madison students demand sanctuary campuses for immigrants

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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student government has passed a resolution demanding Chancellor Rebecca Blank and UW System President Ray Cross declare system schools sanctuary campuses for students who entered the country illegally as minors. Continue reading

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{FD} Donor calls for ‘sanctuary’ at Vegas-area schools, colleges

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A Nevada education philanthropist is calling for Las Vegas-area schools and college campuses to declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented students, staff and family members who might face deportation. Continue reading

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{FD} Advocated decry another immigrant death at Arizona facility

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Advocates say the weekend death of a 36-year-old woman who became ill at a detention facility in Arizona with the most in-custody immigrant deaths in the U.S. is another example of inadequate care and poor practices at the privately run site. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 accused of making immigrants work in Halal slaughterhouse

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Two New York men have been charged with forcing people in the country illegally to work at their Halal chicken slaughterhouse in New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas killing, abduction suspect living in US illegally

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A Dallas woman accused of killing a Wichita mother and taking her baby was in the country illegally when she was released from a Kansas jail this summer before immigration officials had a chance to request she be held, law enforcement authorities said … Continue reading

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