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Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

ICE, Texas Sheriff Say Immigration Ruling Threatens Public Safety

ICE, Texas Sheriff Say Immigration Ruling Threatens Public Safety

A North Texas sheriff, as well as the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday morning criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 07:57 AM EDT

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:13 PM EDT

Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The new rule...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 04:46 PM EDT

21 Savage Says Kids in US Illegally Should Become Citizens

21 Savage Says Kids in US Illegally Should Become Citizens

Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist who was held this year in federal immigration...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT

‘Housewives’ Spouse Can Be in Italy During Deportation Fight

‘Housewives’ Spouse Can Be in Italy During Deportation Fight

The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star can go to Italy while he fights deportation efforts. A court in Philadelphia on Thursday lifted a stay in Joe Giudice’s case. That paves the way for him to...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:59 PM EDT

Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention

Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention

On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 10:34 PM EDT

Trump Administration to Expand DNA Collection at Border

Trump Administration to Expand DNA Collection at Border<br /><br />

The Trump administration is planning to expand the collection of DNA from migrants who cross U.S. borders, and to include the information in a massive criminal database operated by the FBI. The effort is...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 01:38 PM EDT

Va. Officer on Leave After Alerting ICE to Immigrant's Traffic Stop

Va. Officer on Leave After Alerting ICE to Immigrant's Traffic Stop

A Northern Virginia police officer was put on leave after authorities say he violated policy by alerting federal immigration authorities he was detaining a driver who missed his deportation hearing. Since 2007,...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 05:47 PM EDT

Trump Lets States, Cities Refuse Refugees for 1st Time in US

Trump Lets States, Cities Refuse Refugees for 1st Time in US

When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the first time in history. Last...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 07:56 PM EDT

Trump Administration, ACLU Spar Over Asylum Policies in Appeals Court

Trump Administration, ACLU Spar Over Asylum Policies in Appeals Court

Attorneys for the Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union sparred Tuesday before a federal appeals court on two major changes to the rules of asylum, a backwater topic in immigration...

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'Bomb Cyclone' Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Connecticut
'Bomb Cyclone' Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Connecticut

Thousands of homes and businesses are without power Thursday morning after an intense storm move through Connecticut, bringing heavy rain and high winds and several schools are closed or delayed.

Crowd Shows Up for Funeral of Army Veteran With No Surviving Family
Crowd Shows Up for Funeral of Army Veteran With No Surviving Family

The public was invited to attend the graveside services for a U.S. Army veteran who did not have any surviving family members and a crowd of around 300 people showed up.

What Is a Bomb Cyclone?
What Is a Bomb Cyclone?

The NBC Connecticut meteorologist have issued a First Alert for strong winds and heavy rain. The storm will rapidly intensify and will reach the critieria of a "bomb cyclone."

Pedestrian Struck in Berlin Has Died: Police
Pedestrian Struck in Berlin Has Died: Police

A person who was hit by a car in Berlin Wednesday night has died, according to police.

Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe
Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was withheld because President Donald Trump wanted the country to investigate alleged corruption by the Democrats in the...

Test Results Show PFAS Chemicals in Fish From Farmington River
Test Results Show PFAS Chemicals in Fish From Farmington River

A warning not to eat fish caught in the Farmington River remains in effect after firefighting foam spilled into the river from Bradley International Airport in June.