Immigration Law News

Immigration issues are constantly in the headlines, and are influencing elections and the economy, not to mention thousands of people's lives. In this environment, it is especially important for legal professionals to stay on top of developments in immigration law. FindLaw's Legal Professional News is the leading source of immigration law news and analysis, multimedia resources, and social media posts from practitioners.

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  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:20:16 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:49:13 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed.

  • Legal scholars: Obama's immigration actions lawful

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:06:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama's decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his administrative powers.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:31:32 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:05:06 GMT

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

  • Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:27:19 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.

  • Governor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:45 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.

  • GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:26:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:37:21 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:09:17 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:03:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.

  • Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:56:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:08:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.

  • Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:59:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.

  • Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:57:46 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice."

  • Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:10:55 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:34:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:22:07 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.

  • Obama launches sales mission on immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:13:07 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.