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15 Feb 2017 | 6:43 AM

Exclusive - U.S. arrests Mexican immigrant in Seattle covered by Obama programme

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President Donald Trump.

14 Feb 2017 | 10:13 AM

Over 680 arrested in U.S. immigration raids - homeland security secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officers last week arrested more than 680 people in the country illegally, the homeland security chief said on Monday, in a broad enforcement action that alarmed immigrant rights groups.

11 Feb 2017 | 11:49 AM

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in 'routine' U.S. enforcement surge

(Reuters) - U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions.

3 Feb 2017 | 9:44 AM

Critics decry Trump plan to limit counter-extremism programme

SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Trump administration effort to exclude violent white supremacists from a government anti-terrorism program and focus efforts solely on Islamist extremism drew a sharp backlash Thursday, with New York state's top prosecutor denouncing the move and civil liberties advocates suggesting it is illegal.

2 Feb 2017 | 10:35 AM

Exclusive - Trump to focus counter-extremism programme solely on Islam

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government programme designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

31 Jan 2017 | 6:32 AM

Ban sparks panic among refugees awaiting urgent medical care in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors have told him, that only a handful of facilities in the world can treat him.

5 Dec 2016 | 3:04 PM

Some warehouse visitors saw warning signs in advance of Oakland fire

Oakland, Calif. (Reuters) - About six months before Friday's conflagration that destroyed an Oakland warehouse and killed at least 33 people attending a party, builder Matt Hummel walked into the building and saw danger.

12 Oct 2016 | 5:42 AM

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters - ACLU

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.

17 Jul 2016 | 9:15 AM

Can Mike Pence's vow not to sling mud survive a Trump campaign?

(Reuters) - In 1990, during a close and bitter congressional race, Mike Pence came under attack for using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, including his mortgage and credit card bills.

14 Jun 2016 | 8:50 AM

Muslim leaders condemn Florida massacre, brace for backlash

(Reuters) - On Sunday, June 5, hundreds crowded into a Louisville, Kentucky mosque to celebrate the life of boxer Muhammad Ali in an interfaith service. Dr. Muhammad Babar began the service with a poem: “You were the true face of faith,” he read.