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U.S. Army discharging some immigrant recruits as security risks

Washington - The Associated Press reported on Thursday the U.S. Army has begun quietly discharging some immigrant members, a move that could put those member's immigration status at risk.

Guatemala mother reunited with kids after six weeks separation in US

New York - Yeni Gonzalez sobbed as she clutched the lollipop given to her Tuesday by one of her three children, whom she had not seen since being arrested and separated from them by US border police six weeks ago.

Undocumented mothers file lawsuit to be reunited with kids

Los Angeles - Three undocumented migrant mothers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump's administration, demanding to be reunited with the daughters they were forcibly separated from after crossing the Mexican border to seek asylum.

Op-Ed: Trump's sick Tweets — 'Send them back from where they came'

President Donald Trump Tweeted on Sunday, calling for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. to be sent “back from where they came” without going through the judicial process in deportation cases.

Trump says US not 'migrant camp' amid family separation crisis

Washington - President Donald Trump vowed Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

US lawmakers want to end 'evil' migrant family separations

Washington - Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Spain 'cruel' to migrants, ombudsman says

Madrid - Spain's human rights ombudsman hit out Thursday at the often "cruel" treatment meted out to illegal immigrants, saying the system had to be changed.

US Congress takes up fate of 1.8 million young immigrants

Washington - The citizenship hopes of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States as children hung in the balance Monday as Congress launched debate on the hot-button issue, with President Donald Trump eager to "make a deal" on new legislation.

Migrant arrivals by sea triple in Spain in 2017

Madrid - Migrant arrivals by sea to Spain tripled in 2017 on the previous year, fuelled by a surge in the numbers of Algerians and Moroccans, while over 200 died trying to make the crossing.

Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Ottawa - Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea officials deployed police vehicles and buses around a shuttered Australian refugee camp Monday as a deadline passed for some 400 detainees to move from the controversial centre.

Attack suspect faced US deportation before seeking asylum in Canada

Ottawa - A Somali refugee accused in a vehicle-and-knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta had sought asylum in Canada after being ordered deported from the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Montr - Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Spanish police crack gang moving migrants on jet-skis

Madrid - Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Op-Ed: Univ of Oklahoma prof views Mexican-American as a point of unity Special

Norman - Robert Con Davis-Undiano’s book, "Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity" (2017) is trying to get the country and even other Latinos to view the Latino community differently.

Op-Ed: New Americans Center at YMCA is a place of hope for a better life Special

New York - With all the upset lately regarding the current Presidential Administration over immigration and the treatment of migrant and undocumented workers, The New Americans Center at the YMCA of Greater New York helps immigrants aim to a better life.

Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Despite fresh threats from the White House on Monday, mayors of sanctuary cities across the country have stood up and renewed their vows to fight the Trump administration's attempts to get information on immigrants living in this country illegally.

Theo Lacy: feared US jail for undocumented immigrants

Orange - In fluorescent uniforms, dozens of inmates blink in the afternoon sun as they line up in the yard for lunch, the low murmur of their chatter punctuated suddenly by a solitary plaintive cry."This is horrible!

Sikh man told 'Go back to your own country' before being shot

A Kent, Washington man was shot in the arm while working on his car in his driveway by a man wearing a mask who allegedly told him, "Go back to your own country."

Mexico warns US it will refuse non-Mexican deportees

Mexico - Mexico will not accept deportees from the United States unless they are Mexican nationals, Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong declared on Friday, a day after meetings with top US officials.

Dutch immigrants' party challenging the far-right

Den Haag - With anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders topping the polls ahead of next month's elections, one small group is hoping to buck the trend: the country's first party led by immigrants.

Mexico expels 91 Cuban migrants after US law change

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it expelled 91 Cuban migrants whose aim of reaching the United States was thwarted by a sudden change in US policy.

Trump vows to deport or imprison up to 3 million immigrants: interview

Washington - Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office.

Somalis in Minnesota fear backlash after stabbing attack

Minneapolis - The Somali community in the US state of Minnesota braced for a backlash after a man who stabbed 10 people in a mall over the weekend was identified as one of their own.The FBI is investigating the Saturday attack in the city of St.

Op-Ed: Trump's immigrant past is no obstacle to racist future

As Donald Trump extends a clear lead over his Republican rivals, his discriminatory and racist policy platform is causing many of his opponents growing concern. But is Trump's excessive nativism a cover for his own immigrant heritage?

Video of German mob descending on refugees goes viral

Clausnitz - A video showing a group of Germans surrounding a bus carrying refugees, at which they chanted "we are the people," has gone viral. German authorities have expressed their shock at the scenes.

Bodies of 29 immigrants found on Libya beach, 3 drown in Greece

The bodies of 29 people, thought to be immigrants were discovered washed up on beaches near a city about 161 kilometers (99 miles) east of Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Terrorists converted from refugees

For some time now we have been witnessing an unprecedented phenomenon in our everyday history. Our mass media bring to our roofs tragic scenes of people migrating from one continent to another.

EU preparing 'substantial' aid for Syria refugees in Turkey: Luxembourg minister

Ankara - The European Union is preparing a "substantial" aid package for Turkey to help it meet the cost of hosting around two million Syrian refugees, the foreign minister of Luxembourg said Friday during a visit to Ankara.

Op-Ed: Refugees, Totalitarians and the West

The solution to the migrant crises in Europe is not open borders or donations to refugee camps. Instead, oppressors must be removed and there must be a concerted effort help to create tolerant, pluralist societies.
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the...
A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the U.S. state of California requires all hospitals with emergency rooms to include text like "Comprehensive Emergency Medical Service" and "Physician On Duty."
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Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
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A man wearing the American flag as clothing on  a day without immigrants   May 1  2006.
A man wearing the American flag as clothing on "a day without immigrants," May 1, 2006.
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A segment of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States in Hereford  Arizona.
A segment of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States in Hereford, Arizona.
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Refugee in Italy
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Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
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Carlos Velazquez  31  fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and unins...
Carlos Velazquez, 31, fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and uninsured, Velasquez decided not to go to the emergency room until it was too late. His arm is now permanently crooked
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen ...
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
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Mam people  two young girls photographed in the country  north of Ostuncalco  SW Guatemala.
Mam people, two young girls photographed in the country, north of Ostuncalco, SW Guatemala.
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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ICE agent handcuffing man.
ICE agent handcuffing man.
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Immigrants wait after they disembarked from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" on August 11, 2014 in the port of Reggio Calabria following a rescue operations at sea
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Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
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Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona, Spain and have locked themselves into a church.
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CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
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