Illegal immigration

April 13, 2017 - 9:05 am
(AP) _ Experts say people who overstay their visas are surpassing uninspected entries as the main source of illegal immigration. The national discussion on immigration focuses on securing the U.S.-Mexico border with a multibillion dollar wall. But demographers estimate that two-thirds of foreigners...
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April 04, 2017 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it can't promise that immigrants in the United States illegally won't be arrested if they come forward to report they have been a victim of a crime or a witness to one. The comments by Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan at a news...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, supporters of a bill to extend in-state tuition to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally signal their position on a motion from the well of the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn. From right are Reps. Mark White, R-Memphis; Joe Towns, D-Memphis, and Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville. A deeply conservative state, Tennessee voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. And yet, Republican lawmakers are pushing a proposal that would allow public colleges to offer in-state tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
April 04, 2017 - 8:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough...
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March 31, 2017 - 11:01 am
DALLAS (AP) — Several Texas counties that are struggling with debt because their jails have few or no prisoners hope to refill those cellblocks with immigrants who have entered the country illegally. As far back as the 1990s, some rural counties built large correctional centers that could be used...
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March 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is announcing a plan to speed up the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally who have been of federal crimes. Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will expand an existing program aimed at holding deportation hearings for...
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In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Now a pair of enforcement memos from Homeland Security...
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US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 20, 2017 - 2:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President...
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US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 17, 2017 - 6:30 pm
The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 17, 2017 - 5:48 pm
The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal...
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