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5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title

Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant Sunday: Set goals, work hard and don’t stay in the shadows. Continue reading

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Protection from deportation revoked for former cause celebre

Federal authorities have revoked the protection from deportation granted to a Mexican woman who became a cause celebre in the debate over illegal immigration when she was a Georgia college student seven years ago. Continue reading

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Salvadoran once charged with killing Chandra Levy deported

A Salvadoran national whose conviction in the slaying of missing intern Chandra Levy was overturned has been deported. Continue reading

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The Latest: Swimmers cross US-Mexico border for immigrants

The Latest on 12 athletes who swam across the border from the U.S. to Mexico in a show of support for immigrants (all times local): 1 p.m. Continue reading

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Swimmers to cross US-Mexico border to support immigrants

Twelve athletes are swimming across the border from the United States to Mexico in an effort to call attention to immigrants in a charged political environment. Continue reading

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The Latest: 2 teens’ charges being dropped in rape case

The Latest on charges being dropped in an alleged rape at a Maryland high school (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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Connecticut man granted 30-day reprieve from deportation

An immigrant facing deportation to Guatemala has been granted a 30-day reprieve hours before he was to be put on a plane to Central America. Continue reading

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67 pounds of marijuana found in casket at Arizona checkpoint

Border Patrol agents working an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona say they have found 67 pounds of marijuana that was being smuggled inside of a casket. Continue reading

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Teachers, racial and social justice groups march for May Day

Public school teachers, immigration advocates and social and racial justice groups are taking to the streets in May Day demonstrations across the state. Continue reading

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Immigrant workers fear deportation at Churchill Downs

Workers making preparations for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby worry that anti-immigrant fervor in Washington could cause many of them to be deported. Continue reading

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Canadian sent to US prison for smuggling immigrants in 1999

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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Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

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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7 admit to arranging sham marriages for Brazilians in US

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

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

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Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somalian to run again

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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Mexican woman with 4 US-born children is deported

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

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Indian-born US cricket player becomes American citizen

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

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Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title

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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Veteran threatened with deportation seeks pardon for crime

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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No charges for California police who fatally shot Guatemalan

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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