WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.
Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – It was considered a symbolic move – President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – A 5-year-old girl in a brilliantly colored dress and braids who was handed up to Pope Francis for a blessing during a parade in Washington on Wednesday morning shared a message with the pontiff about … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON – Rising immigration enforcement in the U.S. interior over the past decade increased the chances that the estimated 5.3 million children living with unauthorized immigrant parents, the vast majority of them born in the United States, could experience the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – A change in government procedures has led to a big jump in people losing coverage under the Obama health care law because of immigration and citizenship issues.
More than 400,000 had their insurance canceled, nearly four times … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – Pope Francis has a special place in his heart for a group of people who are ruffling American political feathers: immigrants and refugees.
On Thursday, Catholic officials introduced some of about 150 mostly Hispanic New Yorkers … Read Full Storyread more
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of a Spanish-language myE-Verify, plus the addition of Case Tracker and Case History services to the English and Spanish myE-Verify websites.
myE-Verify is a one-stop shop for employees and … Read Full Storyread more
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Immigrant children who fled abuse and abandonment in their home countries only need to show that one parent mistreated them for authorities to consider granting them legal residency, New Jersey’s top court ruled Wednesday.
The unanimous … Read Full Storyread more
Lawyers say US-born kids harmed by Texas denying birth certificates to immigrant parents
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Lawyers asked a judge to intervene on the behalf of immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because Texas … Read Full Storyread more
LOS ANGELES (AP) – An immigration lawyer says she was denied entry to a detention center in Southern California after participating in peaceful vigils at the site.
Attorneys on Tuesday sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging that … Read Full Storyread more
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that people in the United States without permission have a constitutional right to carry guns but still can’t legally possess them.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in … Read Full Storyread more
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A group of immigrant rights lawyers say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government’s claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that … Read Full Storyread more
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation’s top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying … Read Full Storyread more
LOS ANGELES (AP) – More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday.
The Immigration and Customs … Read Full Storyread more
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country “creates or exacerbates” psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.
The … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama’s request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America.
Responsible for the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there’s a very real question to be answered: What to do about the estimated 11 million … Read Full Storyread more