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Nation Jan 31872 refugees will be allowed into the U.S. this week, despite immigration ban
A Customs and Border Protection official said Tuesday the refugees were already traveling and stopping them would cause "undue hardship."…
Nation Jan 28Fallout grows from Trump’s new immigration crackdown
Trump's order has ushered in a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-American citizens that are now barred from the U.S.
World Jan 28White House reverses course on green card holders
The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests…
Politics Jan 10Trump’s pick for Homeland Security cites border protection as top priority
Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security says closing the border to the “illegal movement of people and things” will be his top priority if confirmed.
Politics Dec 22Obama scraps post-9/11 registry that targeted Muslim immigrant men
The U.S. hasn’t used the program since 2011, but a top immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has spoken of renewing it.
Politics Dec 01Homeland panel recommends government keep private immigration jails
WASHINGTON — A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation. The panel, part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, wrote in its first of 14 recommendations that…
Politics Nov 21Trump supporter pitches hard-line immigration plan for Homeland Security
An immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and a possible candidate for a top government post wants to make some changes at the Homeland Security Department, including recreating a system that required certain immigrants, including men and boys from 25…
Nation Nov 01More people from far-flung corners of world crossing into U.S., Homeland says
The arrests of more than 8,000 people from India, China, Romania, Bangladesh and Nepal is offering a new challenge to immigration agents tasked with fully identifying would-be immigrants.
Nation Sep 19More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship, Homeland report says
The U.S. government mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to a Homeland Security audit released Monday.
Politics Sep 15Where do the presidential candidates stand on refugees?
An Associated Press series is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one focuses on refugees.