Immigration

Migrant children at U.S.-Mexico border
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KMBZ News Staff
March 10, 2020 - 7:50 am
Neighbors are expressing their concerns about a proposal by Vision Quest to convert a former Kansas City hospital into a facility to hold undocumented migrant children.
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AP News Staff
July 23, 2019 - 2:07 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal immigration officers trying to arrest a Mexican man who is in the U.S. illegally smashed a car window and dragged him from the vehicle in front of his girlfriend and two young children, prompting condemnation from the woman's Missouri congressman. A Facebook Live...
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Rebecca Crockett
June 19, 2019 - 7:39 am
President Donald Trump's Monday evening Tweet in which he announced plans to deport millions of people in the country illegally stirred up immigration advocates from coast to coast. Mira Mdivani of Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm believes Trump's presidency symbolizes a wave of change in...
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AP News Staff
June 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people in the country illegally. In a late-night tweet Monday, Trump says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin the removal process next week. He tells his Twitter followers, "They will be removed as fast as...
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Bill Grady
November 14, 2018 - 5:35 am
Syed Jamal, the college chemistry teacher whose near-deportation drew national attention to Lawrence, told his story at a roundtable discussion at Park University, and he expressed hope that others could be spared the trouble he has experienced. Jamal was arrested at his home in Lawrence last...
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Kara Marxer
August 14, 2018 - 12:51 pm
New developments today in a local high-profile immigration case. The Board of Immigration Appeals has decided to reopen Syed Jamal's case. He's the Lawrence professor who was nearly deported earlier this year. Jamal's attorney Rehka Sharma-Crawford tells KMBZ the decision means the immediate threat...
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Bill Grady
June 20, 2018 - 6:55 am
A Kansas City immigration lawyer says the federal government's so-called zero tolerance policy regarding illegal border crossings is having a ripple effect. Democrats are putting increasing pressure on the Trump administration for enforcing the law more harshly than the Obama administration. “I...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
A legal rollercoaster continues for a Lawrence, KS resident who's trying to stay in the US with his family. Today a judge overturned the stay of removal for Syed Jamal. He was taken out of a detention facility in Texas early this morning and was in the process of being deported back to his native...
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Kara Marxer
February 08, 2018 - 4:48 am
Lawrence, Kansas resident Syed Ahmed Jamal, 55, remains in federal immigration custody in El Paso after being granted a stay from deportation. According to Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Jamal's attorney, a judge granted the stay Wednesday, February 7, but it wasn't made known before Jamal was loaded onto...
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Kara Marxer
February 05, 2018 - 6:40 am
A local college professor could soon be deported back to his home country, but not if an online effort is successful. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition to stop Syed Jamal from being deported back to Bangladesh. The chemistry professor has been living in the U.S. for 30 years...
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