Texas Judge Rips Into Biden Administration’s Handling of Border in Dispute Over Razor Wire Barrier

[ad_1] McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents for now can cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border under a judge’s ruling that also took President Joe Biden’s administration to task for its handling of immigration enforcement. The ruling is at least a temporary defeat for Texas officials who say Border Patrol … Read more

US Closes Border Crossing to Vehicles and Limits Traffic at Another in Response to Illegal Entries

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas border crossing was closed to vehicles Monday, and traffic at an Arizona crossing was limited to shift more resources to illegal entries, U.S. authorities said in the latest sign of how fast-changing migration routes are challenging the government to keep up. Customs and Border Protection said it was closing … Read more

2 Men Exonerated for 1990s NYC Murders After Reinvestigations Find Unreliable Witness Testimony

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Two men who served decades in prison for separate murders in New York City were exonerated on Monday after reinvestigations found that they had been convicted based on unreliable witness testimony. Jabar Walker, 49, walked free after he was cleared of a 1995 double murder. He had been serving 25 … Read more

Tensions Simmer as Newcomers and Immigrants With Deeper US Roots Strive for Work Permits

[ad_1] HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — In New York, migrants at a city-run shelter grumble that relatives who settled before them refuse to offer a bed. In Chicago, a provider of mental health services to people in the country illegally pivoted to new arrivals sleeping at a police station across the street. In South Florida, some … Read more

Republicans Want to Pair Border Security With Aid for Ukraine. Here’s Why That Makes a Deal So Tough

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress returns to session this week, lawmakers will be trying to forge an agreement on sending a new round of wartime assistance to Ukraine. But to succeed, they will have to find agreement on an issue that has confounded them for decades. Republicans in both chambers of Congress have made … Read more

Why Finland Is Blaming Russia for a Sudden Influx of Migrants on Its Eastern Border

[ad_1] Now, hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have appeared at Finland’s border from Russia, seeking entry into the Nordic country. Finnish officials say the sudden surge in asylum-seekers is no coincidence. They accuse Russia of driving the migrants to the border to sow discord as payback for Finland’s membership in NATO. … Read more

The Debate Over Ukraine Aid Was Already Complicated. Then It Became Tangled up in US Border Security

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — As war and winter collide, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged during a recent visit to Washington that the days ahead “will be tough” as his country battles Russia while U.S. support from Congress hangs in the balance. President Joe Biden’s nearly $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, … Read more

Sunak Is Under Pressure to Act as the UK’s Net Migration Figures for 2022 Hit a Record High

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced heavy pressure from his own Conservatives to take swift action to bring down migration, as new data published Thursday showed net migration numbers were higher than previously thought. The Office for National Statistics revised its estimates for net migration to the U.K. — meaning the … Read more

In Political Shift to the Far Right, Anti-Islam Populist Geert Wilders Wins Big in Dutch Elections

[ad_1] THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders won a huge victory in Dutch elections, according to a near complete count of the vote early Thursday, in a stunning lurch to the far right for a nation once famed as a beacon of tolerance. The result will send shockwaves through Europe, where far-right … Read more

An Election to Replace the Longest-Serving Leader of the Netherlands Gives Voters a Clean Slate

[ad_1] THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One thing is certain for the Dutch voters casting ballots Wednesday in a general election: Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ longest-serving prime minister, is on the way out. His replacement after 13 years in office could be the country’s first female premier or a social democrat who left his job … Read more