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Colleen Long - Associated PressJune 23, 2020
Nearly 6 in 10 Black Americans think the criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul, compared with about a quarter of white Americans who said the same.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressMarch 26, 2020
In the United States, where deaths passed 1,050 and about 70,000 people were infected, the damage from the widespread economic shutdown was made plain when the number of people applying for unemployment benefits last week was nearly five times the old record, set in 1982.
Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Colleen Long - Associated PressAugust 13, 2019
President Trump is trying to move the United States toward a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressJuly 15, 2019
The move by President Donald Trump's administration was meant to essentially end asylum protections as they now are on the southern border.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressJune 13, 2019
But the number of undocumented Central Americans in the country is increasing — from 1.5 million in 2007 to 1.9 million in 2017, according to the Pew Research Center.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressJanuary 17, 2019
Government investigators said Thursday that thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families than the Trump administration has acknowledged.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressDecember 14, 2018
An official with Guatemala's foreign ministry identified the girl as Jackeline Caal and her father as 29-year-old Nery Caal.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressNovember 12, 2018
President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation 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.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressOctober 31, 2018
Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an "invasion" of migrants. Tent cities for asylum seekers. An end to the Constitution's guarantee of birthright citizenship.
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Colleen Long - Associated PressSeptember 07, 2018
Immigrant rights advocates are speaking out, and this move is all but certain to trigger a court battle.