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Politics May 04Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash
President Joe Biden formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.
Politics Apr 20Biden considers protections for climate refugees
The idea faces monumental challenges, including how to define a climate refugee when natural disasters, drought and violence are often intertwined in regions people are fleeing, such as Central America.
Politics Feb 25Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to U.S.
Biden said keeping out immigrant labor was hurting the U.S. economy, not protecting it. The order was blocking tens of thousands of people, including the relatives of U.S. permanent residents, immigrant employees and visa lottery winners.
Nation Feb 19U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico
The Biden administration is moving to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades by releasing a group of asylum-seekers into the U.S. It ends their long wait in Mexico.
World Dec 28Aid groups aim to bring health care to migrants on way to U.S.
A humanitarian organization led by U.S. military veterans has treated thousands of migrants over the past year at two clinics in a Mexican town across the border from Texas.
Politics Nov 07California Republican Darrell Issa headed back to Congress
Former California Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa was victorious Saturday in his race to return to Congress where he once headed the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and launched investigations of the Obama administration.
World Oct 01Trump administration plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to record low
In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, the Trump administration said it intended to admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021.
Politics Aug 24Wife of ex-California congressman sentenced for corruption
Margaret Hunter, wife of Duncan Hunter, pleaded guilty last year to a single corruption count involving the couple's misuse of more than $150,000 in campaign funds for trips, dinners, clothes and other personal expenses.
Nation Aug 12Tribe says new border wall harming burial sites; sues Trump
A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites.
Nation Apr 22U.S. adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings
The cameras and deployment of 540 more troops come despite a nine-month decline in apprehensions that indicate fewer people are crossing illegally.