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Ted Hesson

Democrats urge Biden to grant deportation relief to at least 2 million immigrants

Jan 10 2022

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats are urging the Biden administration to allow at least 2 million immigrants in the country illegally to prolong their stay and to prevent deportation to home countries where natural disasters and crises prevent their safe return.

Analysis: Republicans see election opportunity in Biden border struggles

Dec 21 2021

WASHINGTON The leading Republican vying to unseat an Arizona Democrat in a crucial U.S. Senate race next year gets heated when he talks about Democratic President Joe Biden's "failed border policies," occasionally throwing in expletives when decrying their alleged financial cost and what he says is the threat they pose to Americans.

Biden to raise number of guest worker visas, with more for Haiti, Central America

Dec 20 2021

NEW YORK The United States will make 20,000 additional visas available for seasonal, non-agricultural guest workers through March 31, including 6,500 visas for workers from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti, in an effort to encourage legal migration, a U.S. official told Reuters.

More than 240 pro-migrant groups urge Biden to end Trump-era border policies

Dec 17 2021

WASHINGTON More than 240 pro-migrant organizations urged President Joe Biden on Friday to terminate two border policies that block or reduce access to asylum in the United States, saying the policies violate U.S. law and international treaty obligations.

Democrats dealt setback in bid to grant millions of migrants work permits

Dec 16 2021

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress suffered a major setback on Thursday in their effort to grant work permits to millions of immigrants who have been living in the United States illegally for a decade or longer.

Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

Dec 06 2021

A Michigan judge set bail at $500,000 each for the parents of a teenager accused of murdering four fellow high school students with a weapon the couple bought him as a Christmas gift, after authorities arrested them on Saturday following a manhunt.

U.S. to restart Trump-era border program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Dec 02 2021

The Biden administration will restart a contentious Trump-era border program that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings, in keeping with a federal court order, U.S. and Mexican officials said on Thursday.

U.S. to restart Trump-era border program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Dec 02 2021

Dec 2 The Biden administration will restart a controversial Trump-era border program that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings, in keeping with a federal court order, a Mexican official told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. extends deportation relief for immigrants from 6 countries

Sep 09 2021

The United States will extend deportation relief and work permits for more than 300,000 Salvadorans, Hondurans and other immigrants in the United States and enrolled in a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), according to an announcement on Thursday.

Dozens of unaccompanied Afghan children evacuated to the United States

Aug 27 2021

WASHINGTON About three dozen unaccompanied Afghan children have been placed in U.S. government custody after being evacuated from Afghanistan during the hurried U.S. withdrawal in recent weeks, U.S. officials told Reuters.

World News

UAE fuel truck blast kills three, Yemen Houthis claim attack

DUBAI (Reuters) -Three fuel trucks exploded, killing three people, and a fire broke out near Abu Dhabi airport on Monday in what Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said was an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates, the region's commercial and tourism hub.