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The Trump administration agreed to rescind new visa rules for international college students it announced last week during court proceedings on Tuesday. New York was one of at least 17 states that filed lawsuits over the policy change, which was widely criticized.


Advocates and attorneys are decrying how detainees at the Federal Detention Center are treated after they exit the Batavia facility. Phil Gambini of Investigative Post reports on how detainees are dropped off at a gas station that also serves as a service point for bus transportation. After the report aired, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement refuted the story, claiming it "takes away from the professionalism of the men and women that work at the facility." In a morning conversation with WBFO, Gambini discussed the facts behind his story.


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Eleven detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus at an immigration detention center in Batavia as of Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases has almost tripled since last week.


A state commission to oversee the 2020 census count for New York state adopted its action plan Tuesday. But immigrant rights groups worry that it’s too little, too late.


The New York State Office of Court Administration issued new rules Wednesday curtailing the ability of federal immigration officials to arrest immigrants in state courthouses without warrants.

The rules are the latest development in the ongoing controversy over the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in state and local courthouses to arrest immigrants appearing there on unrelated cases.

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La Divina cook Antonio Robles said it was a typical day at work last Tuesday. He was doing prep work when officers raided the restaurant and ordered him to get on the floor. Now, he wears a 24-hour ankle bracelet to monitor his whereabouts.

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The owner of four local Mexican restaurants, as well as two other individuals, are charged with harboring illegal immigrants after federal agents raided the eateries late Tuesday morning.

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Officials with the Buffalo office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported a man to Mexico.

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Violence flows at the Mexican border where many seek asylum in the United States. That issue will be highlighted Wednesday night as the 33rd Annual Father A. Joseph Bissonnette Lain America Event will be held at Daemen College in Amherst.

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An accused Liberian war criminal who was living in Western New York has been deported following a six-year investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

62-year-old George Boley, the former leader of the Liberian Peace Council, was living in Hilton, New York, north of Rochester.  During the Liberian Civil War of the 1990s, Boley is alleged to have committed human rights abuses against civilians, including the rapes and murders of dozens of Liberian villagers.