• Mexico Nov 23, 2019

    Tougher US Asylum Policy Follows in Europe's Footsteps

    Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest him for participating in a university protest. He then flew to Ecuador and traveled...

  • Attorney Oct 25, 2019

    Tally of Children Split at Border Tops 5,400 in New Count

    U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than 5,400. The ACLU said the administration told its attorneys that 1,556 children were separated from July 1, 2017, to June...

  • Mexico Oct 19, 2019

    Asylum-Seeking Mexicans Are More Prominent at US Border

    Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old fled Mexico’s western state of Michoacán a few weeks ago with her husband and five children — ages 3 to 12 — when her husband,...

  • Attorney Sep 28, 2019

    Judge Blocks Extension of Fast-Track Deportations Nationwide

    A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s move to vastly extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges, the third legal setback for its immigration agenda in one day. The policy, which was announced in July but hasn’t yet been enforced, would allow fast-track deportations to apply to anyone in the country...

  • Cuba Sep 25, 2019

    American Asylum Pact With Honduras Seals ‘Northern Triangle'

    The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, like its neighbors. A...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2019

    Tent Courts Set to Open on Border for US Asylum Seekers

    The Trump administration is ready to open a tent court on the border to help handle tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico, with hearings held entirely by videoconference. The court, or “soft-sided” facility as U.S. officials call it, is scheduled to begin operations Monday in Laredo, Texas. Another is expected to open soon...

  • NBC Jun 12, 2016

    Domestic Disturbance Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting Outside Dallas Love Field Airport

    A man who threw rocks at a car driven by the mother of his children was shot outside Dallas Love Field Airport Friday afternoon after lunging at a police officer, police say.

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Interactive Border Wall Mural Tells Stories Of Deported

    Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born, this time to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. Visitors who hold up their phones to the painted faces are taken to a website...

  • Los Angeles Jun 29, 2018

    Harlan Ellison, Science Fiction Master, Dies at 84

    Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison’s death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, the author’s publisher. A woman who answered the phone at Ellison’s office,...

  • judge Aug 10, 2019

    Documents: Plant Owners ‘Willfully' Used Ineligible Workers

    Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents. Federal investigators behind the biggest immigration raid in a decade relied on confidential informants inside the plants in addition...

  • Miami Jun 29, 2018

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Opa-locka Junkyard

    Miami-Dade firefighters responded to a junkyard fire in Opa-locka Friday.

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2019

    Number of Migrants Waiting at US Border Surges to 50,000

    The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States.

  • judge Aug 1, 2019

    Advocates: ‘Horrible Deja Vu' in Continued Family Separation

    In the first couple of months after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration last year to stop separating most parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the number of children sent to New York fell. Then, advocates say, the children started coming again in a steady stream, many too young to understand their circumstances or how to find their...

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    Trump Expands Fast-Track Deportation Authority Across US

    The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people...

  • driver Jan 28, 2015

    Two Injured In Coral Springs Car vs. Pole Crash

    Coral Springs Fire Department rescued a man from his car after he ran into a pole Tuesday night.

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  • Mexico Jul 18, 2019

    Asylum Ban May Further Strain Immigrant Detention Facilities

    A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to McAllen, Texas, showing men crammed behind chain-link fences offered the latest glimpse into squalid...

  • Associated Press Jul 17, 2019

    Trump's New Asylum Rules Go Into Effect, and Opponents Sue

    Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands. The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew two swift lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups in...

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Local Priests Face Serious Allegations

    Father Cristóbal de Paola resigned as pastor of St. Joachim Church amid allegations of a “serious boundary violation” with a woman and possible mishandling of parish funds. NBC 6’s Jamie Guirola reports.

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