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Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich challenges Gov. Jay Inslee over new immigration law

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow the new state law on immigration status. Supports of the law say he’s misreading it.


An immigrant’s story: Music teacher detained by border patrol at Grant County courthouse challenges narrative

GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

A caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants is surrounded by Mexican authorities in an old factory a short distance from Texas, where they hope to seek asylum but appear to …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper and …


U.S. says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.


Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and …


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, immigrant still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship – at least temporarily.


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


Judge orders release of immigrant held after Army base pizza delivery

A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after he delivered pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation.


Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were …


U.S. Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who sued when he was booted from the military last month after enlisting with a promised path to …


Mom seeking asylum reunited with son at Sea-Tac airport after nearly 2-month separation

Six-year-old Jelsin Aguilar Padilla flew from New York City Saturday to be reunited with his mother after they were separated shortly after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.


U.S. says all eligible youngest children, families reunited

The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

Chavez, 30, is afraid that U.S. immigration officials would round them up and send them back to Honduras, where she said she fears for their safety because of an abusive …


Deal struck to settle discrimination suit against Motel 6

Motel 6 has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration …


Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say.


Eritrean ICE detainee commits suicide in transit in Egypt

An Eritrean detainee of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency died in a holding area after apparently committing suicide, Egyptian airport officials said on Saturday.


High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year – here’s why people are outraged now

In the past week, outrage about treatment of children taken into U.S. custody at the Southwest border has reached a fever pitch, exploding in a barrage of tweets and calls …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Undocumented immigrant who saved a toddler dangling from a Paris balcony is a national hero

The video footage is striking: In a matter of seconds, a young man scales four stories of a Paris apartment building to rescue a toddler dangling from a balcony above …


Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort

Maru Mora-Villalpando is seeking to have her removal proceedings thrown out by a judge, saying authorities are targeting her for her political activism in violation of her free speech rights.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

UN experts concerned about deportation of U.S. activists

United Nations human rights experts Wednesday called on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they’re concerned about a pattern of intimidation and retaliation.


Northwest immigrant activist says she faces deportation

A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation.


4th immigrant teen in custody says U.S. preventing abortion

A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from having an abortion.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Idaho immigrant takes plea in Nevada killing-decapitation

A former Idaho ranch hand who is not a United States citizen faces up to life in state prison without parole, and deportation, after pleading no contest to killing and …


10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.


Government says teen’s lawyers misled them in abortion case

The Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

ACLU: Teen at center of immigration case has abortion

An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration’s objections had the procedure Wednesday after a U.S. appeals court ruled in her favor, her …


Appeals court in Washington allows detained immigrant teen to seek abortion

A young pregnant immigrant seeking to end her pregnancy is entitled to seek an abortion without delay, according to a ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in Washington.