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In Simple Act, New Syrian Refugee Saves Bride's Big Day

Master tailor Ibrahim Haltl Dudu got to work right away on stubborn zipper

(Newser) - Toronto's Jo Du was stepping into her dress on her wedding day when a small disaster struck—the zipper broke. Bridesmaids fussed over it without any success and so ventured next door to look for tools that might help. It turns out that the neighbors were hosting a refugee... More »

At Least 858 Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship

According to internal Homeland Security audit

(Newser) - The US government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used... More »

10 Nations With Highest Percentage of Immigrants

In Saudi Arabia, a third of residents were born elsewhere

(Newser) - The US is a nation of immigrants, but it's not the nation of immigrants. In Priceonomics ' rankings of the most populous countries by percentage of foreign-born residents (it excluded the Vatican, for example, which otherwise would've ranked first), America sits at No. 5. The top 10: More »

How Mexico Hopes to Stop Trump From Winning

Consulates are hosting free workshops across the US

(Newser) - As Donald Trump talks about building a "big beautiful wall" on the southern US border, Mexico is apparently hatching plans to prevent a Trump presidency. While Mexico officially refuses to interfere in the election, Mexican diplomats in the US are helping Mexican permanent residents fast-track to US citizenship by... More »

US' Biggest Immigrant Group Won't Be Hispanics for Long

US population will jump to 441M by 2065: Pew

(Newser) - The face of America changed drastically in the last 50 years, and will look quite different in another half-century. Before the Immigration and Nationality Act passed in 1965, white Americans made up 84% of the population, followed by African Americans at 11%, Hispanics at 4%, and Asians at less than... More »

Report Demolishes Myths About US Immigrants

Crime, divorce rates lower in immigrant communities than native-born ones

(Newser) - Donald Trump may want to build a wall to keep immigrants out, but the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests he might be unnecessarily fearful. "The Integration of Immigrants Into American Society" report notes that not only is the current generation of immigrants assimilating just as well... More »

Migrants Storm Border Police, Get Into Macedonia

Authorities couldn't do much to stop them

(Newser) - Thousands of migrants rushed past baton-wielding Macedonian police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece today. Police fired stun grenades, and several people were injured in the border clashes. The tumult started when police decided to allow a small group of migrants with young children to... More »

Why Ice Cream Parlors Were Considered Evil

Americans cracked down on parlors in the early 20th century

(Newser) - Ice cream is a sinful indulgence, right? That's exactly what many Americans thought in the early 20th century, but they were serious about it, Mental Floss reports. In New York, a man testified in 1895 that he personally knew of ice cream parlors that were "houses of prostitution... More »

Trump: I'd Win Latino Vote, 'They Love Me'

Dismisses need for apology in NBC interview

(Newser) - This will likely come as a surprise to Latino voters, but Donald Trump tells NBC News that he would win the Latino vote. As for his comments about Mexican immigrants largely being a bunch of rapists and drug dealers , he sees nothing to apologize about:
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'Racially Charged' Trump Tweet Targets Wife of Jeb Bush

The Donald makes reference to her Mexican heritage

(Newser) - Donald Trump lashed out at presidential candidate Jeb Bush today with a tweet that Time is calling "racially charged." Trump posted that "#JebBush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife," a tweet that stayed up on the money mogul's account for 24... More »

Seattle Couple Leaves Entire Fortune to 'America'

Perhaps they wanted to say 'thank you' with their $847K gift

(Newser) - The US government is $847,215.57 richer thanks to an extraordinary gift from an immigrant couple. Peter Petrasek escaped Czechoslovakia during World War II and met and married his wife Joan, an Irish immigrant, in Canada. The pair made Seattle their home in the late 1950s. Joan died in... More »

New Immigrant Detention Center: Huge, Has TVs

Dilley, Texas, facility is largest such center for families in US

(Newser) - A one-time camp for oilfield workers is now the largest facility in America designed to house those grabbed entering the country illegally. The family-focused South Texas Family Residential Center, unveiled yesterday in Dilley, is located 100 miles north of the Mexico border and about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio.... More »

Ebola Death Toll Passes 3K

WHO prepares thousands of experimental vaccines

(Newser) - The number of deaths linked to Ebola has now passed 3,000, according to a WHO toll published today. In just two days, more than 150 people died in Liberia, the hardest-hit country. And WHO has warned that even those high tolls might be an underestimate as patients fear going... More »

Migrant Kids Now Draw Protest in Ariz.

We don't know if they're 'choirboys or gang members': organizer

(Newser) - In the wake of a protest in Murrieta, Calif., demonstrators are preparing a similar greeting for child migrants headed to a town in Arizona. Some 40 to 60 undocumented kids are due to arrive today in Oracle, Ariz., where a private facility in the town of 3,700 will be... More »

Italy Recovering Bodies From Sunken Boat

Death toll stands at 14 'at the moment'

(Newser) - A boat crowded with migrants sank today in the Mediterranean just beyond Libya's territorial waters, leaving at least 14 dead, said the Italian Navy, which helped rescue more than 200 survivors. The Navy said "at the moment 14 bodies have been recovered." There was no estimate of... More »

Cailfornia May Allow Noncitizens to Sit on Juries

Supporters of law say it's about 'discrimination'

(Newser) - California has recently passed a number of new bills that would expand the rights of permanent noncitizens: allowing them to monitor polls during elections; making drivers licenses available to unauthorized immigrants; and allowing those who were brought illegally to the US to practice law. But the newly passed law that... More »

Thousands of Doctors Going Unused in US

Because they didn't train here

(Newser) - There is a doctor shortage in many parts of the US, and it's only going to get worse when ObamaCare kicks in. Meanwhile, thousands of foreign-trained physicians are already living here but are ineligible to practice without undertaking costly, time-consuming retraining, reports the New York Times . "It doesn’... More »

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