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{FD} Canadian sent to US prison for smuggling immigrants in 1999

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A Canadian man has been sentenced to 15 months in a U.S. prison nearly 20 years after he smuggled immigrants across the Detroit River. Continue reading

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{FD} Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

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Volunteers are stepping up to accompany people living in the United States illegally to court hearings and meetings with immigration officials. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 admit to arranging sham marriages for Brazilians in US

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Prosecutors say seven people have pleaded guilty to arranging sham marriages in South Carolina so people from Brazil could try to become American citizens. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 woman’s protest: Free rides to immigrants without licenses

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For many people around the U.S., driving to a job, store or doctor now seems risky. Continue reading

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{FD} Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somalian to run again

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Glancing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time in five years, Zamzam Farah’s troubles momentarily wash away and she fondly reminisces about competing in the London Games. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican woman with 4 US-born children is deported

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A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in southwest Ohio has been returned to Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian-born US cricket player becomes American citizen

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Indian-born U.S. national cricket team player Timil Kaushik Patel has become a naturalized American citizen. Continue reading

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{FD} Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title

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Stephen Ames won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions victory, easily holding off Bernhard Langer at TPC Sugarloaf. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran threatened with deportation seeks pardon for crime

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The Illinois Prisoner Review Board is being asked to intervene on behalf of an Army veteran with a green card who faces deportation because of a 2008 drug conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for California police who fatally shot Guatemalan

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Prosecutors say two San Francisco police detectives will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing a young Guatemalan immigrant armed with a knife. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican mom with 4 US-born kids is held in federal detention

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A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in Ohio is being held in federal detention in Louisiana as advocates urge that she not be deported. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Attorney says Mexican mom being moved from Ohio

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The Latest on the planned deportation of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Court hearing scheduled in arson at immigrant-owned store

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A first court appearance is scheduled this week for a North Carolina man charged in what police have described as a racially tinged arson attack on an immigrant-owned store. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds won’t halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 US-born kids

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An attorney says U.S. immigration authorities have refused to halt deportation for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children. Continue reading

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{FD} New exhibit for ‘Cyclorama’ painting to reveal lost drawing

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As preservationists restore Atlanta’s colossal Cyclorama — a landmark that’s a sort of 19th-century high-tech Civil War history lesson — they also plan to showcase an all-but-forgotten drawing that reveals a little-known fact: There once were plans for another Atlanta Cyclorama. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen accused of high school rape heads back to court

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A 17-year-old charged with raping a fellow student in a Maryland high school bathroom is heading back to court. Continue reading

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{FD} S&P: Sanctuary cities won’t see ratings dip with Trump order

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A major rating agency says if sanctuary communities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities lose federal funds under President Donald Trump’s executive order, their credit ratings aren’t likely to change. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore blogger remains in custody after granted US asylum

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A teenage blogger from Singapore who was granted U.S. asylum remains detained in a Wisconsin facility with few clues of when he’ll be released. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen contends sex in high school bathroom was consensual

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Attorneys for a teenager accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom say the sex was consensual. Continue reading

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{FD} About 100 protest detention of Vermont farm worker advocates

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About 100 people have protested the detention by federal immigration officials of three advocates for Vermont dairy farm workers. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: ICE arrests 26 parolees during community service

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Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 parolees living in the country illegally as they performed community service. Continue reading

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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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