• In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump supporter Luisa Aranda gestures as she is interviewed before Trump spoke at the California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, Calif. Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration has taken center stage in this year's presidential campaign, especially in the race for the GOP nomination. In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote. Trump, the GOP front-runner, has made immigration a central theme of his combative campaign to win the Republican nomination.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Trump’s rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

    MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.

  • Cedar Street in the center of the village of Nickerson, Neb., is seen at night, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. When regional officials announced plans to open a $300 million chicken processing plant employing 1,100 workers, residents packed the firehall and the village board unanimously voted against the plant, and a week later the company gave up, saying they’d take their plant and jobs elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

    NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • In this Friday, March 18, 2016 photo,  Julian Sandoval, top, plays the part of Poncho in the play "Shelter" at CalArts Center for New Performance in Los Angeles. For Sandoval, the play "Shelter" is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It's personal. The young actor's mother immigrated to the U.S. illegally years ago, fleeing the violence of her native El Salvador after seeing a cousin hacked to death by soldiers with machetes during the country's civil war. She would become a legal resident under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and eventually a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/ Jenna Schoenefeld)

    Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Julian Sandoval, the play “Shelter” is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It’s personal.

  • 11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.