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Arrest Made in Mass Attack Involving Refugees

Timmy Kinner, 30, is facing multiple charges

(Newser) - A man who was recently asked to leave a Boise apartment complex is suspected of going on a stabbing rampage there that injured nine people, including six children, police said Sunday. Four of the victims have life-threatening injuries. Timmy Kinner, 30, is facing nine counts of aggravated battery and... More »

US Government Accused of 'Disappearing' Hundreds of Kids

Groups file complaint with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

(Newser) - Immigration advocates accused the US government on Thursday of "effectively disappearing" hundreds of children in a complaint over the widespread separation of families crossing the southern border. The groups filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which investigates alleged human rights abuses in North and South... More »

Caravan at Border Must Prove 'Credible Fear'

About 200 migrants will make plea for asylum, a process that can take months or longer

(Newser) - The caravan of migrants that has drawn the attention of President Trump is much smaller than it used to be, but an estimated 150 to 200 Central Americans are now at the US-Mexico border hoping to gain entry into America. US border officials have slowed things down at least temporarily... More »

Central American 'Caravan' With Women, Kids Reaches Border

About 130 migrants are hoping to find asylum in US

(Newser) - About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and kids, have arrived at the US-Mexico border in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of... More »

Gorsuch Sides With Liberal Judges in Immigration Case

Trump appointee agrees law is too vague to justify deportation of immigrant

(Newser) - The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision—an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices—concerns... More »

States That Benefit Most, Least From Immigration

New York is No. 1

(Newser) - Immigration is likely to be one of the topics covered in President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday, and WalletHub takes a look at the subject through the lens of state economics. The site looked at all 50 states and DC under four main categories—the immigrant workforce,... More »

El Salvador: US Booting 200K Would Devastate Us

Government hopes Congress will find solution

(Newser) - An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans and their 190,000 US-born children aren't the only people stressed out about the administration's decision to withdraw Temporary Protected Status : The government of El Salvador, which estimates 95% of TPS holders are employed or own businesses in the US, says it will... More »

Pope's New Year's Message: Dump Life's 'Useless Baggage'

Francis also told congregants: 'Do not extinguish' hopes of migrants, refugees

(Newser) - Jan. 1 isn't just New Year's Day for the Roman Catholic Church. It's also the World Day of Peace , and Pope Francis used the occasion Monday to remind 40,000 congregants at St. Peter's Square about the plight of one of the world's "weakest... More »

Judge Orders Trump to Allow Abortions for Immigrant Teens

Judge gives the administration 24 hours to convince a higher court to block the order

(Newser) - A federal judge is ordering President Donald Trump's administration to allow two pregnant immigrant teenagers in US custody to obtain abortions, the AP reports. Judge Tanya Chutkan said in an order Monday that the administration can't prevent the 17-year-old girls from exercising their right to an abortion. The... More »

10 Immigrants Died in a Truck. The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. could face life in prison at sentencing

(Newser) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded Monday in federal court in San Antonio to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in... More »

SCOTUS on Trump Travel Ban: Reinstate Refugee Restrictions

Supreme Court overturns appellate court's ruling from last week, at least temporarily

(Newser) - The Trump administration went back to the Supreme Court Monday, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department's high court filing Monday followed an appeals court ruling last week that would allow up to 24,... More »

Trump to Dreamers: 'Nothing to Worry About'

President says immigrants are safe during the 6-month window

(Newser) - The goodwill between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi appears to be carrying over into Thursday: The House minority leader asked the president to tweet an assurance to Dreamers that they don't face immediate deportation, and Trump did just that, reports the Hill . "For all of those (DACA) that... More »

CEOs Come Out in Droves to Fight for 'Dreamers' Program

They urge president to keep DACA

(Newser) - The almost 800,000 young "Dreamers" protected from deportation by President Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy could be in for some very bad news as soon as Friday. With a Sept. 5 deadline set by anti-DACA Republican lawmakers looming, Trump is expected to announce a... More »

Judge on Sanctuary Cities Law: It Will 'Erode Public Trust'

And harm the state of Texas

(Newser) - A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have allowed police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. The law, SB 4, had been cheered by President Trump's administration but decried by... More »

7 Best States for Immigrants

California is the place to be

(Newser) - Making a life in a new country is never easy—but some US states make it easier than others. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the best states for immigrants based on factors including median household income, poverty rates, unemployment, and the share of non-native residents. The top seven: More »

Why These Immigrants Gravitate to Math, Science

The age one came to the US plays a role

(Newser) - It's formally called the Regeneron Student Talent Search, but it's more casually known as the "Junior Nobel"—and the high schooler who wins the elite science prize walks with $250,000. A study on last year's finalists turned up something interesting, reports Teen Vogue : 83%... More »

Ben Carson: Slaves Were 'Involuntary Immigrants'

'Immigrants???'

(Newser) - Newly confirmed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson managed to cause controversy in his very first speech to HUD employees by describing slaves as "immigrants." His remarks on slavery came after he discussed photos of impoverished immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, the New York Times reports. "... More »

Officer Fires on Rioters Outside Swedish Capital

Cars were torched and businesses looted Monday outside Stockholm

(Newser) - At least one police officer opened fire on rioters Monday in a Swedish neighborhood with a large immigrant population, CNN reports. According to the AP , the unrest started while officers were attempting to arrest a resident suspected in a drug crime. Bystanders threw rocks, one of which hit an officer... More »

Dozens Fired After Participating in 'A Day Without Immigrants'

'I hope you enjoyed your day off and you can enjoy many more'

(Newser) - Thousands of immigrants stayed home from work Thursday, shuttering restaurants and slowing other industries , for the national "A Day Without Immigrants" protest. Now it appears many were asked not to come back. In Oklahoma, a dozen workers at I Don't Care Bar and Grill were fired after missing... More »

'Day Without Immigrants' Shows Importance to US Economy

Restaurants were shuttered and construction slowed Thursday

(Newser) - The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners, and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston shut down. The AP reports immigrants... More »

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