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Eight prototypes for Trump's wall near US-Mexico border pass military tests for impenetrability

Filed under the category of depressing news, eight prototypes for Trump’s border wall have been erected at the US-Mexico border in San Diego’s Otay …

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Dark Crossings: Life and Death Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 341,084 people along the 1,954 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico last year. That's a 44 percent drop from 2016. But while the number of migrant crossings has dropped, the number of deaths increased in …

NPR Poll: 2 In 3 Support Legal Status For DREAMers; Majority Oppose Building A Wall

Two-thirds of Americans say people brought to the United States as children and now residing in the country illegally should be granted legal status — and a majority are against building a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.<p>Partisan dividing lines were sharp, the …

Immigration

NAACP Sues Trump Administration Over Ending Protected Status For Haitians

The NAACP is suing the Department of Homeland Security over the Trump administration's decision to terminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, of tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S.<p>At least 46,000 Haitians are living in the U.S. with protection from deportation and the ability to …

Immigration

NCAA Division II expands international reach to Mexico

The NCAA's Division II will allow colleges and universities in Mexico to apply for membership.<p>The proposal passed 253-45 with seven abstentions and will take effect immediately. It applies only to Division II.<p>Simon Fraser University in Canada became a full-time Division II member in 2012-13 and …

What baseball’s speed-up rules might mean to pitchers the Cubs have targeted

<b>Back to the Snark Ages:</b><p>The MLB Players Association formally rejected proposals for a 20-second pitch clock and a limit on mound visits. That was expected.<p>Commissioner Rob Manfred could institute the rules unilaterally. That, too, is expected.<p>But here’s the thing: If there’s a possibility of a pitch …

Medals unlikely as 22 North Koreans head to Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea.<p>Of all the athletes given late entries in five sports, only the figure skating pair met the qualifying standard …

Kids in California home were starved; dogs were well-fed, officials say

PERRIS, Calif. — When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 siblings, most of them …

Crime

Sanctuary City Policies Strengthened by Oakland, Bars Any City Employee From Cooperating With ICE

Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to bar any branch of city government from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Immigration

Border Patrol accused of vandalizing water aid stations in the desert

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents' destruction of potentially lifesaving water aid stations in the Arizona desert is "widespread and routine," according to a report published Wednesday by a humanitarian group.<p>Tucson-based No More Deaths accused border agents of kicking, …

Trump wants to kill two immigration programs, but doesn't seem to know how they work

As television cameras were allowed to roll during a lengthy immigration meeting at the White House last week, President Trump groused to lawmakers about how 50,000 people each year get coveted green cards through a visa program he wants to kill.<p>Countries "put names in a hopper," Trump said. Then …

Immigration

Trump Has "Changed His Attitude" On The Border Wall, His Chief Of Staff Says

"This president, if you've seen what he's done, he has changed the way he's looked at a number of things," Kelly told Fox News.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Wednesday that President Trump has "changed his attitude" toward a central campaign promise to build an impenetrable southern …

Immigration
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Berkeley student in immigration detention misses first day of classes

A UC Berkeley student missed the first day of spring classes on Tuesday because he is in a San Diego immigration detention facility.<p>Border Patrol …

Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration...and This Think Tank Won't Be Pleased

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 8:48 AM<p>Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the …

Immigration 101: Phrases and terms as defined by U.S. government

CLOSE<p>Jorge Garcia, 39, of Lincoln Park, hugs his wife and two kids before being escorted by ICE agents to be deported to Mexico, on Jan. 15, 2018, at …

Immigration

Salvadorans in L.A. Brace for Change

Revoking immigration protections on L.A.’s TPS holders could have a dramatic impact on the city’s workforce, communities, and neighborhoods.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA - Evelyn Hernandez told her husband that even if she dies, she doesn’t want to leave the United States. “I want to get buried here,” she said …

Canadian citizenship still not equal for all, due to ongoing issues with legislation

Imagine living your entire life as a Canadian, then suddenly finding out you’re not actually a citizen.<p>Consider what it would be like to grow up in …

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.<p>The …

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