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.

Top Headlines

  • Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:13:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

  • Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:19:57 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.

  • Philippines to deport convicted US pedophile

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:34:51 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday it had arrested a convicted American pedophile wanted by U.S. authorities for a string of crimes.

  • Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:40:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:32:39 GMT

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

  • Family, attorney denied access to hospitalized asylum seeker

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:57:26 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a Salvadoran woman who collapsed in a Texas detention center earlier this month as she seeks asylum said Tuesday that family and lawyers have been denied most contact with her as well as information about her medical condition.

  • Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:04:55 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:50:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency.

  • Questions immigrants must answer to become citizens

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:37:16 GMT

    Immigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test.

  • Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

  • Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:45:30 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.

  • A look at naturalizations in the US, by the numbers

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:43:53 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1 million people applied to become U.S. citizens the fiscal year through September 2016. Advocates say interest in naturalization jumped again after President Trump issued executive orders that legal immigrants fear could affect their standing in the country.

  • After Trump travel ban, immigrants seek to naturalize

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:48:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andres Dorantes has long been content with the green card that lets him live in the U.S. and work as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles.

  • US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:46:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.

  • As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:49:57 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after months in which U.S. President Donald Trump has hammered Mexico.

  • US to increase number of immigrants targeted for deportation

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:36:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a deportation priority.

  • Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:57:40 GMT

    Thousands protesting against President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, climate change and the environment rallied in cities around the U.S. on Presidents Day, calling their opposition outpouring Not My President's Day.

  • Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:21:36 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

  • The Latest: Pope demands protection for migrants

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:48:24 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on response to wave of migration to Europe (all times local):

  • Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:33:17 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.