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A Fourth of July symbol of unity that may no longer unite

July 04, 2021 10:37 am

Politicians of both parties have long sought to wrap themselves in the flag. But something may be changing: Today, flying the flag from the back of a pickup or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation.

A high school senior won a $40,000 scholarship. Then she gave it up.

June 14, 2021 1:29 pm

Verda Tetteh, 17, was awarded the scholarship during the graduation ceremony at her Massachusetts high school. Moments later, she returned it and said it should go to a student who needed it more.

Hundreds deported under Biden, including witness to massacre

February 02, 2021 9:04 am

In recent days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported immigrants to at least three countries. Both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris vocally opposed the Trump administration's immigration priorities during the presidential campaign.

Appeals court allows US govt to expel children alone at border

January 30, 2021 11:22 am

Many children, including some babies with their parents, were detained in hotels in border states before being placed on deportation flights before another judge barred that practice.

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

July 11, 2020 11:07 am

The special powers will expire when the pandemic ends, but Trump administration officials have proposed a string of regulations over the last month to put asylum further out of reach. The proposals instruct judges to be more selective and deny some claims without a hearing.

Death of Indian girl reflects 'tragic culmination' of a 'broken' immigration system: Sikh advocacy group

June 18, 2019 11:29 am

The number of Indians crossing the US border from Mexico has steadily risen in recent years, according to immigration officials. They are among thousands of Africans and Asian migrants making the arduous journey, led by smuggling cartels.

US asylum shift targets Spanish speakers, Latin Americans

March 07, 2019 8:51 am

The Trump administration launched the program in late January in what marks a potentially seismic shift on how the US handles the cases of immigrants seeking asylum and fleeing persecution in their homeland, memos obtained by AP revealed.

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

January 18, 2019 1:32 pm

Immigration attorneys say the pricey commissary goods are part of a broader strategy by private prisons to harness cheap inmate labor to lower operating costs and boost profits.

H-1B holders 'frequently' placed in poor working conditions: report

January 17, 2019 9:16 am

The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.

US to appeal judge's order barring asylum restrictions

November 28, 2018 11:10 am

At least 3,000 people have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, California, with hopes of requesting asylum at a port of entry there