Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press

Elliot Spagat

The Associated Press

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Elliot:

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not seeking public feedback before putting the policy into effect in July 2019. → Read More

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work vis… → Read More

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work → Read More

Trump administration extends ban on H-1B, other visas until end of 2020

A senior administration official says the ban will stay in effect until the end of 2020 in an effort to free up jobs. → Read More

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

The Trump administration on Monday extended a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and added many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations. The administration cast the effort as a → Read More

Citing COVID-19, Trump Administration Extends Green Card Ban and Freezes Some Work Visas

The White House is freezing green cards issued outside the U.S. and temporary work visas until the end of the year. → Read More

Sweeping asylum rules near as public feedback is sought

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday published sweeping rules making it substantially more difficult to get asylum, moving a step closer to what critics are calling a death blow to... → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

The detainee had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego and hospitalized since late April, said Craig Sturak, a spokesman for the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

The detainee had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego and hospitalized since late April, said Craig Sturak, a spokesman for the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

The detainee had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego and hospitalized since late April, said Craig Sturak, a spokesman for the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

The detainee had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego and hospitalized since late April, said Craig Sturak, a spokesman for the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

Authorities say a 57-year-old man in immigration custody has died from complications related to the coronavirus, marking the first reported death from the virus among about 30,000 people in immigration custody → Read More

ICE Detainee Dies From Coronavirus

The man was the first reported death from the virus among about 30,000 people in immigration custody → Read More

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 57-year-old person in immigration custody died Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, authorities said, marking the first reported death from the virus among about 30,000 people in immigration custody. The detainee had been held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego and hospitalized since late April, said Craig Sturak, a spokesman for the San Diego… → Read More

'Remain in Mexico' asylum hearings suspended through June 1

The Trump administration on Thursday suspended immigration court hearings for asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico through June 1, bowing to public health concerns while extending a state of limbo those locked down in Mexican migrant shelters. With an order suspending hearings through Friday set to expire → Read More

Sizing up Trump's green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

President Donald Trump has hinted that he might extend a 60-day hold on green cards for foreign workers that he ordered to protect American jobs during the coronavirus outbreak → Read More

Sizing up Trump's green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pamela Austin, a recruiter at Adventist Health Bakersfield in California, made seven job offers to foreign nurses in February and just finished a first round of interviews with 12 more candidates. They are from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Philippines, Australia and Malaysia. → Read More

Sizing up Trump’s green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

Trump says the measure is necessary at a time when unemployment has climbed to levels last seen during the Great Depression. → Read More

Sizing up Trump’s green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

Trump says the measure is necessary at a time when unemployment has climbed to levels last seen during the Great Depression. → Read More

Sizing up Trump's green-card halt: Is it just temporary?

President Donald Trump has hinted that he might extend a 60-day hold on green cards for foreign workers that he ordered to protect American jobs during the coronavirus outbreak → Read More