Mexican asylum seekers are targeting Canada

MONTREAL — Pedro Meraz says life in Colima, Mexico, has been like life in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies left outside of schools. When his wife, Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who works with abused women, received death threats from a cartel and local authorities ignored their calls for help, … Read more

Federal authorities: Arizona border container ‘unlawful’ – Arizona

PHOENIX — A lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts” that it should not proceed, federal attorneys say. The problem with the governor’s legal arguments begins with the fact that the federal government cannot be sued unless it waives its … Read more

VOA Immigration Weekly Recap, 20-26 November

Editor’s note: Here’s a look at this week’s US immigration news. Questions? tips? Comments? Email the VOA Immigration Team: [email protected] Afghan refugees celebrate the first Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania Judith Samkoff needed a bigger dining table for Thanksgiving this year. The 65-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident was helping relocate an Afghan refugee family of eight, and since … Read more

Arizona governor-elect Hobbs is pushing for a transition even as challenges swirl – Arizona

Ignoring challenges and election critics, governor-elect Katie Hobbs urged a transition, while advisers laid out the new administration’s priorities and promised it would be “one governor for all Arizonans.” That message was supported by Gov. Doug Ducey, who met with Hobbs and tweeted congratulations on “her victory in a hard-fought race.” “We have all been … Read more

Philadelphia welcomes around 80 more migrants from Texas – NBC10 Philadelphia ` Texas

More buses carrying Texas asylum seekers arrived in Philadelphia on Friday in a move orchestrated by the Texas governor, who says it is to highlight President Joe Biden’s inaction on immigration, but critics have called a political stunt. The two buses that arrived at the 30th Street station on Friday included around 80 people of … Read more

New immigrants celebrate first Thanksgiving with NYC Catholic charities

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, MANHATTAN (WABC)– Thursday marks the first Thanksgiving for thousands of new immigrants to New York City, as many arrived from Latin and South America just months ago. Catholic charities welcomed them with a holiday lunch to make them feel at home. The tradition of the Alianza Division of Catholic Charities is a Thanksgiving … Read more

Afghan refugees celebrate the first Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania

Judith Samkoff needed a bigger dining table for Thanksgiving this year. The 65-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident was helping relocate an Afghan refugee family of eight, and since this is her first vacation to the United States, Samkoff invited her to her father and sister’s home for Thanksgiving. “Because they have a bigger dining table and … Read more

What happens at the Supreme Court after Thanksgiving

The US Supreme Court is shown on April 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court justices will return from their Thanksgiving holiday next week for a full plate when oral arguments are scheduled for cases involving government corruption, illegal border crossing and a Montana landowner blaming the federal government, among other things, for allowing someone … Read more

Emission testing a major cleaner air opportunity for Arizona – Arizona

Catalina Ross is the Southern Arizona Energy Program Coordinator for the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club. As stipulated in the Clean Air Act, once every ten years each state must assess airshed pollution in the national parks and wilderness areas and then update its Regional Haze State Implementation Plan to control these pollutants … Read more