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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  • UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:11:07 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.

  • Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists

    Fri, 22 May 2015 09:45:54 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:

  • The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift

    Fri, 22 May 2015 03:45:55 GMT

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  • Nebraska votes to scrap ban on immigrant driver's licenses

    Thu, 21 May 2015 22:25:34 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Legislature has voted to end the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children.

  • Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes

    Thu, 21 May 2015 17:08:27 GMT

    CANNES, France (AP) — Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map.

  • UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

    Thu, 21 May 2015 16:18:18 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of migrants.

  • South African president apologizes to Mozambique

    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:25:48 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — South Africa's president has apologized to the neighboring country of Mozambique for a spate of attacks on foreigners in his country.

  • Australia to revoke citizenship of Australian-born jihadis

    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:13:18 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become Islamic State fighters in its crackdown on homegrown jihadis, a minister said on Thursday.

  • UK's Cameron to announce new plans as UK immigration rises

    Thu, 21 May 2015 09:28:42 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce strict new measures designed to control immigration to Britain as new official figures show increasing levels of migration.

  • Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms

    Thu, 21 May 2015 08:55:23 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid laborers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International said Thursday.

  • Exodus from New Zealand to Australia reverses after 24 years

    Thu, 21 May 2015 06:55:06 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's warmer climate and higher wages have long lured droves of New Zealanders across the Tasman Sea with the aim of making a better life in the "lucky country."

  • Man arrested in Italy for Tunisia Bardo attack was migrant

    Wed, 20 May 2015 17:54:44 GMT

    ROME (AP) — A Moroccan man arrested in Italy on suspicion he helped organize the attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum had been ordered to leave Italy after having arrived with other migrants on a smugglers' boat, authorities said Wednesday.

  • South African president on state visit to Mozambique

    Wed, 20 May 2015 14:33:30 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's president is hosting his South African counterpart on a state visit.

  • Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor

    Wed, 20 May 2015 06:35:40 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city's next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary.

  • Immigrants rally for reprieve blocked by lawsuit

    Tue, 19 May 2015 22:51:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants and advocates rallied on Tuesday in cities across the country to push for a reprieve from deportation that has been blocked by a lawsuit.

  • Arizona racial profiling case to cost taxpayers $45 million

    Tue, 19 May 2015 21:09:38 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — As county officials in metro Phoenix work to enact a budget for the next fiscal year, they are confronted with a looming financial liability: the legal costs associated with Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling case.

  • Where They Stand: Lindsey Graham on issues of 2016 campaign

    Tue, 19 May 2015 07:08:59 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will announce his campaign for president next month, after saying Monday he is running for the Republican nomination. Here's a snapshot of where Graham stands on issues likely to be debated in the Republican presidential primaries.

  • Where They Stand: Bobby Jindal on issues of 2016 campaign

    Tue, 19 May 2015 07:06:36 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Here's a look at where the two-term governor stands on various issues that will be debated in the GOP primaries:

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Lindsey Graham

    Mon, 18 May 2015 19:59:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he'll announce his campaign for president next month, saying he's running for the Republican nomination because, "I think the world is falling apart." Here's a snapshot of things to know about Graham.

  • EU approves military plan to target migrant traffickers

    Mon, 18 May 2015 18:06:12 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thousands of migrants weekly across the Mediterranean toward Europe or to their deaths. NATO said it stood ready to help out if needed.

  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:50 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East.