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Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM EST

20 Years Later, INS Agent Reflects on Elian Gonzalez Custody Battle

20 Years Later, INS Agent Reflects on Elian Gonzalez Custody Battle

Miami is vastly different than it was two decades ago. That is nearly how long it's been since a little boy named Elian Gonzalez was found in the ocean three miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Elian's...

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 01:13 AM EDT

Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that continues a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. When the State Department first...

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 02:29 PM EST

US Judge Blocks Trump's Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

US Judge Blocks Trump's Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas. U.S....

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 10:35 AM EDT

Syrian Refugee Turns to Food to Rebuild His Life in the U.S.

Syrian Refugee Turns to Food to Rebuild His Life in the U.S.

Along with a partner, Alhanoun, 48, is the chef behind the recently opened Sakib, a small corner outpost on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 10:17 PM EDT

US Extends Protection for 6 Nations' Migrants for a Year

US Extends Protection for 6 Nations' Migrants for a Year

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 06:46 PM EDT

US Sued Over Health Insurance Rule for Immigrant Families

US Sued Over Health Insurance Rule for Immigrant Families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 07:21 PM EDT

With DHS Head Departing, Unclear Who Will Be in Charge

With DHS Head Departing, Unclear Who Will Be in Charge

A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 02:31 PM EDT

Records Show Abuse of Minors in CBP Custody: ACLU

Records Show Abuse of Minors in CBP Custody: ACLU

After nearly four years of fighting the federal government, the American Civil Liberties Union has published documents it said show the abuse of minors at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents. The ACLU...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 03:44 PM EDT

Florida Child Migrant Detention Facility Shuts Down

Florida Child Migrant Detention Facility Shuts Down

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is shutting down one of the largest U.S. facilities for child migrants, which had come under intense criticism because of its regimented conditions and the...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 04:06 PM EDT

US Extends Protections for Many Salvadorans Living in US

US Extends Protections for Many Salvadorans Living in US

The United States government said Monday it is extending protections for more than 200,000 citizens of El Salvador who have been living in the country under temporary protected status, in a boost for Salvadoran...

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More Snow and Cold: Storm Team 4's Winter Weather Forecast
More Snow and Cold: Storm Team 4's Winter Weather Forecast

Those few stray flakes you saw blow through New York City today are just a taste of what’s to come this winter – an above-average snow season with the potential for multiple major storms throughout the...

Tri-State Braces for Dangerous, Record-Breaking Arctic Blast
Tri-State Braces for Dangerous, Record-Breaking Arctic Blast

Even if the tri-state dodged most of the snow, dangerously cold weather moving into the region is set to pack quite the early winter punch

Meeting Veterans’ Special Needs in Hospice
Meeting Veterans’ Special Needs in Hospice

Comforting Military vets in hospice presents a unique set of challenges.

Supreme Court Appears Inclined to Let Trump End DACA
Supreme Court Appears Inclined to Let Trump End DACA

A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to let the Trump administration follow through on its plan to shut down DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young...

LI Family Hopes for Pet Bird Returned After Taken From Store
LI Family Hopes for Pet Bird Returned After Taken From Store

A Long Island family is hoping to have their beloved pet returned to them after someone else walked out with it from a pet store