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Local undocumented students eligible for federal pandemic assistance, Biden administration rules

The new rule reverses a widely criticized interpretation by the Trump administration of eligibility for billions of dollars in aid for costs associated with the pandemic. It will also likely lead to the end of a lawsuit brought in Eastern Washington by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued President Donald Trump's Education Department last year alleging the exclusion of so-called "Dreamers" exceeded the agency's authority. 

Authorities: Man who piloted boat that crashed hit U.S. agent

A man accused of piloting a boat overloaded with migrants that crashed into rocks off San Diego's coast and killed three people kneed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the face who was trying to put a leg shackle on him on the beach, authorities said.

US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border

The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump's presidency will be reunited in the United States this week in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calls “just the beginning” of a broader effort.

More perilous phase ahead for President Joe Biden after his 1st 100 days

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New Deal and the Great Society.

Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing U.S. growth

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Great Depression, though different forces are powering the population booms in Utah and Idaho.

Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency

HOUSTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated the sheriff of one of the nation's most populous counties to lead the agency that deports people in the country illegally, picking a seasoned law enforcement official who sharply criticized Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies.

Biden’s first 100 days: Where he stands on key promises

As he rounds out his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden’s focus on reining in the coronavirus during the early months of his administration seems to have paid off: He can check off nearly all his campaign promises centered on the pandemic.

Defining numbers from Biden’s early days, from jobs to virus

President Joe Biden's opening months in office have been a whirlwind of activity during the pandemic and the start of an economic recovery. He is facing a sharp increase in the number of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the tragedy of mass shootings and lingering tensions over racial inequities, the environment and the legacy of his predecessor, Donald Trump.

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States.

After outcry, Biden plans to lift refugee cap in May

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements and getting swift blowback from allies in return.

New conservative group would save ‘Anglo-Saxon’ traditions

WASHINGTON — Hard-right House Republicans on Friday were discussing forming an America First Caucus, which one document described as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration was putting the “unique identity” of the U.S. at risk.