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WASHINGTON | Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019— President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But Democrats dismissed the offer as non-starter, calling on Trump to re-open the government first. Speaking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

SAN FRANCISCO | Slain police officer called ‘American hero’ at his funeral

SAN FRANCISCO  — Jan 05, 2019— A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a “Fiji-born American hero” who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old officer as a hard-working immigrant who worked … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Slain police officer called ‘American hero’ at his funeral

SAN DIEGO | ‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California

SAN DIEGO— One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear. In a rebuke to the government, the judge immediately dismissed all charges … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | ‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California

BOSTON | Ex-judges to ICE: End immigration arrests at courthouses

BOSTON — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including … Continue reading BOSTON | Ex-judges to ICE: End immigration arrests at courthouses

CHICAGO | Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

CHICAGO — The nation’s first teachers’ strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s 15 schools … Continue reading CHICAGO | Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

NEW YORK | Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

NEW YORK — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents. Anibal Romero, a lawyer representing Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, said … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mangled truths on Russia probe, Cohen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump can’t seem to get his facts straight when it comes to the Russia investigation. Facing pressure as his former advisers are caught lying by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump is launching fresh attacks on the probe as politically biased and Mueller as hopelessly “conflicted.” This runs counter to ethics experts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mangled truths on Russia probe, Cohen

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s thin grasp of trade, science policy

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump floated the idea this past week of using tariffs to make America rich, as if these taxes are a pipeline of cash from Asia, which they’re not. He displayed a slippery grasp of science as well as trade policy as he set about trying to discredit his White House report on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s thin grasp of trade, science policy

WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON | Trump limits asylum, says people must ‘come in legally’

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. Trump is using the same powers he used to push through a version of the travel ban that was upheld … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump limits asylum, says people must ‘come in legally’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump wants DACA fight to go to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 10:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says he hopes a legal battle over an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation goes to the Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday decided to keep in place … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump wants DACA fight to go to Supreme Court

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ONE OF AMERICA’S SAFEST CITIES GRIEVES Hundreds of people gathered in Thousand Oaks, California to mourn the dozen people killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill. CALIFORNIA GUNMAN WAS VOLATILE BUT PASSED MENTAL … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on immigration

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump peddled distorted theories and bogus numbers on immigration as he attempted to stir up voters’ worries about a migrant procession in Mexico, and he also used the campaign’s final days to claim economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved. A look at 11th hour rhetoric before the elections Tuesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on immigration

SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump-tweeted ad unfairly blames Democrats

SAN DIEGO — President Donald Trump tweeted an ad that blames Democrats for allowing a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally to kill two police officers in Northern California in 2014 in methamphetamine-fueled attacks. Luis Bracamontes was sentenced to death. The ad shows video of Bracamontes saying in court that he wished he … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump-tweeted ad unfairly blames Democrats

TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach echoes Trump on citizenship issue in hot Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Republican candidate Kris Kobach on Wednesday echoed President Donald Trump’s assertion that Trump can deny U.S. citizenship to babies born to parents living in the country illegally, intensifying a focus on immigration in the final days of a close Kansas governor’s race. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is Trump’s biggest political … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach echoes Trump on citizenship issue in hot Kansas race

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence discusses changing birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s effort to end birthright citizenship (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says potentially changing birthright citizenship is part of the Trump administration’s broad look at U.S. laws that draw people into the country illegally. Pence said Tuesday the administration is looking at action that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence discusses changing birthright citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO | Correction: San Francisco-Immigrant Voting story

SAN FRANCISCO  — In a story Oct. 23 about noncitizens being allowed to vote in the upcoming San Francisco school board election, The Associated Press wrongly cited the annual budget of the San Francisco Unified School District. It is nearly $900 million. A corrected version of the story is below: San Francisco is allowing noncitizens … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Correction: San Francisco-Immigrant Voting story

WASHINGTON | Trump continues to tweet about migrant caravan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is tweeting about the caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border, though his White House rejects the suggestion that he is fearmongering. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the U.S. “will never accept people coming into our Country illegally!” He also argued that Europe is a “total mess” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump continues to tweet about migrant caravan

LOS ANGELES | Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

LOS ANGELES — A Texas man was arrested on suspicion of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a 2½-week-long string of attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in Southern California, Los Angeles police said Tuesday, while authorities in Houston investigated him for the disappearance of his aunt and uncle. Ramon Escobar, 47, who was … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Judge orders compound suspects remain in federal custody

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A federal judge on Wednesday ordered five former residents of a ramshackle New Mexico compound to remain jailed amid accusations that a woman in the group declared herself a prophet while her partner helped train children for potential attacks on schools, law enforcement agencies and other institutions. The ruling came a day after … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Judge orders compound suspects remain in federal custody

MONTEZUMA, Iowa | The Latest: Governor decries ‘broken’ immigration system

MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The Latest on an arrest and charges in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says residents are heartbroken and angered by news that a man whom authorities say was in the country illegally has been charged with killing a University of … Continue reading MONTEZUMA, Iowa | The Latest: Governor decries ‘broken’ immigration system

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Tell people not to come to our country illegally’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: “Tell people not to come to our country illegally.” On Monday, Trump’s administration acknowledged it would not meet a Tuesday deadline set by a San Diego federal judge to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Tell people not to come to our country illegally’

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump’s immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments: TRUMP DIGS IN White House officials have tried to distance themselves … Continue reading WHAT’S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

WASHINGTON | Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he’s not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children and parents at the southern border, as House Republicans, under increasing pressure to address the humanitarian crisis, raced to finish a new immigration bill. “We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents,” Ryan … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border