NEW YORK | Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, two people familiar with the case said Thursday. Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, who also won a conviction in a notorious decades-old case of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

WASHINGTON | Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

WASHINGTON — One of President Donald Trump’s priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings, and migrants are coming to the country in search of work. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the government gets … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

SAN DIEGO | US government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

SAN DIEGO — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border. The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US government: Over 1,800 migrant kids reunited by deadline

SAN DIEGO | Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday deadline to reunify more than 2,500 children separated from their parents … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

SAN DIEGO | Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

SAN DIEGO  — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Liberties Union, which cited … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

WASHINGTON | Border measures part of Trump’s bigger immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON — The zero tolerance policy that led to the separations is just one way the Trump administration is working to harden the nation’s immigration system. Officials are carving a path around various court rulings to do so. They’re also expanding detention space, tightening asylum rules and are applying more scrutiny to green card applications. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Border measures part of Trump’s bigger immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families