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US judge to climb Statue of Liberty before sentencing protester

New York - A US federal judge has received permission to climb the Statue of Liberty before sentencing the protester who illegally scrambled up the iconic monument last year.

Sixteen states sue Trump over border wall emergency

San Francisco - Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.

Australia defends lucrative PNG refugee contracts with obscure firm

Sydney - Australian officials Monday defended awarding lucrative contracts to an obscure firm with a beach shack as its registered office, saying they were in a hurry to find a company to provide services at Pacific refugee camps.

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

Washington - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.

Trump's border wall 'emergency' faces tough legal hurdles

Washington - President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency Friday to build a border wall immediately drew legal challenges that could easily escalate into a landmark test of the balance of power between the White House and Congress.

Trump declares 'emergency' to build wall, Democrats cry foul

Washington - President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border on Friday to fund construction of his long-sought wall, a move slammed by Democrats as an unlawful "power grab.

Trump to sign 'emergency' to build wall, Democrats cry foul

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a wall on the US-Mexico border without funding from Congress, a rare step immediately slammed by Democrats as an unlawful "power grab.

Trump to declare 'emergency' to fund his border wall

Washington - President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency Friday to fund his long-sought US-Mexico border wall, after agreeing to a measure that prevents a new government shutdown but excludes the billions he demanded for the barrier.

How would Trump's emergency powers help build border wall?

Washington - President Donald Trump was set Thursday to declare a "national emergency" to help fund hundreds of miles of wall on the southern border to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico.

21 Savage granted release on bond from immigration detention

New York - Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted release on bond from US immigration detention Tuesday, his lawyers said -- nine days after his arrest sparked outrage among fellow music stars, fans and immigrant rights advocates alike.

Police in Canada free 43 Mexicans from near slavery

Montr - Forty-three Mexicans duped in immigration scams have been freed after being forced to work for almost nothing in Canadian hotels, police said Monday.The workers, mostly men, were lured to Canada by traffickers.

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

El Paso - US lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $1.

Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Turks And Caicos Islands - Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

Modest praise for US reform of visa program for skilled workers

Washington - The Trump administration's new rules for a US visa program widely used for technology workers are getting cautious praise from Silicon Valley amid surging demand for high-skill employees.

Crisis has Venezuela's Portuguese returning to roots

Estarreja - Dihara Ramirez worked as a doctor in Venezuela, but now she makes her living at a Portuguese supermarket after leaving her crippled homeland.

Trump's undocumented ex-housekeeper attends State of Union

Washington - For more than five years, Victorina Morales made Donald Trump's bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his trophies as a housekeeper at one of his golf clubs -- without legal status to reside in the United States.

Washington warns new migrant 'caravan' against crossing border

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday it was prepared to prevent a new "caravan" of Central American migrants from entering the country, with US President Donald Trump tweeting that more troops have been sent to the border.

Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?

Washington - President Donald Trump has indicated he could declare a national emergency in order to force the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico.

Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia

Sydney - The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to other countries, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday, following criticism of Canberra's harsh treatment of asylum-seekers.

Refugees struggle for work amid Greek jobs drought

Atenas - After escaping poverty in Pakistan and spending two hard years in Greece without family or money, Manassif Raza proudly stands in his brand new hair salon, receiving his first customers.

US Border Patrol make major fentanyl bust — with technology, not wall

Los Angeles - The US Customs and Border Patrol announced Thursday they had seized 115 kilograms (254 pounds) of deadly fentanyl, one of the largest-ever seizures of a drug blamed for tens of thousands of overdose deaths annually in the country.

Reprieve for church asylum family after Dutch parliament deal

Den Haag - A Dutch church said Wednesday it would finally halt a marathon three-month-long religious service aimed at stopping the deportation of an Armenian family after a parliamentary deal was struck that will allow them to stay.

Remains of Guatemalan boy who died in US custody arrive home

Guatemala City - The remains of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez, the second Guatemalan child to die last month in the custody of the US Border Patrol, have arrived back home for burial, officials said on Saturday.

Austria's far-right accused of 'threatening rule of law'

Vienna - Austria's far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was accused by the opposition of threatening the rule of law Wednesday after he appeared to call into question Austria's commitment to international rights conventions.

Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

Washington - President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to parts of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!

'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

Kansas City - Many of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. They were refugees, mostly from conflict-torn regions in Africa and the Middle East.

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Bangkok - On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum-seeker's case spurred hopes of a major policy turn from Thailand -- a ...

In Texas, one family fights to keep Trump wall off property

Mission - In this yard in the Texas town of Mission, they played as children, learned how to fish, picked cotton and gathered watermelons. But because it's on the border with Mexico, the Cavazos family could lose their property -- to Donald Trump's border wall.

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

Washington - US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before border security talks can begin, but there were hints of possible movement.

Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall funds

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorizes funding for his Mexican border wall -- an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to continue.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Chart shows the incarceration rates of U.S. born, Mexican and Guatemalan/Salvadoran born men without a high school diploma, 2000 & 2010
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.

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