Illegal immigration

Gov. Greg Abbott talks with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly before a briefing on border security Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 at the Texas Department of Public Safety regional headquarters in Weslaco, Texas. Secretary Kelly and Abbott toured the Texas border with Mexico in a helicopter following the briefing. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP, Pool)
February 02, 2017 - 12:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans eager to reinforce President Donald Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed Thursday to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate, an issue Gov. Greg Abbott has declared to be an "emergency" facing the state. The...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks to media representatives in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states: Some are moving to follow his order and others are breaking with the U.S. government to protect immigrants in the country illegally. Oregon pioneered statewide sanctuary in a 1987 law. Brown said she will enforce that law, saying, "They take care of our children and they take care of our seniors, and I want to make sure they feel welcome in Oregon." (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
February 02, 2017 - 9:52 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his order and others break with the U.S. government to protect immigrants in the...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks to media representatives in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states: Some are moving to follow his order and others are breaking with the U.S. government to protect immigrants in the country illegally. Oregon pioneered statewide sanctuary in a 1987 law. Brown said she will enforce that law, saying, "They take care of our children and they take care of our seniors, and I want to make sure they feel welcome in Oregon." (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
February 02, 2017 - 1:09 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his order and others break with the U.S. government to protect immigrants in the...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2010, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. President Donald Trump plans to revitalize a long-standing program to deputize local police officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program was used in the past by Arpaio, then sheriff of metro Phoenix, to conduct immigration patrols that were later discredited in court. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 29, 2017 - 9:59 am
PHOENIX (AP) — To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire...
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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. Countries included in the ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, which are all Muslim-majority nations. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 29, 2017 - 2:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries (all times local): 3 a.m. The Homeland Security Department says a New York court order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump...
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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. Countries included in the ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, which are all Muslim-majority nations. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 28, 2017 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries (all times local): 11 P.M. Foreign-born U.S. residents who could have been barred from re-entering the United States under President Donald Trump's immigration order have been allowed...
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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. Countries included in the ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, which are all Muslim-majority nations. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 28, 2017 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, cotton farmer Teofilo "Junior" Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality _ who’s going to pay for it and how? (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 27, 2017 - 10:28 am
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump's announcement that he is taking steps toward building a U.S.-Mexico border wall was welcome news for voters who say they're glad he is following through on one of his biggest campaign promises. Trump's renewed vow Wednesday to seize control of the border hit...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1965 file photo, passengers disembark from the Polish ship M.S. Batory, the first immigrant ship to dock in Boston in 20 years, as others wait for clearance on the deck. Some 450 immigrants from Iron Curtain countries and 200 tourists were aboard the vessel when it docked Dec. 29, 1965. Most of the immigrants are bound for Detroit and Chicago. Immigration to the U.S. has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit into the picture. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis, File)
January 26, 2017 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration to the United States has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, cotton farmer Teofilo "Junior" Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality _ who’s going to pay for it and how? (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 26, 2017 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration to the United States has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit...
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