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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  • House GOP sues administration over health care law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

  • Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system.

  • Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:45:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:56:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost GDP

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:00:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions would boost the economy by expanding the U.S. labor force and increasing worker productivity. It says average wages would rise over a 10 year period, a claim that Obama critics and even some labor allies dispute.

  • Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:47:18 GMT

    Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

  • Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:34:53 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, saying the reforms will allow thousands of Irish citizens to attend weddings and funerals in Ireland without fear of being barred from returning to their American lives.

  • Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:09:45 GMT

    Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

  • UK anti-immigration party wins 2nd parliament seat

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:59:49 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British anti-immigration party, UKIP, easily won its second seat in Parliament on Friday — a victory that will heighten disquiet in Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party as it prepares for next year's election.

  • Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

  • Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:26:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?

  • A look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:25:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected:

  • Reaction to the president's immigration plan

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:23:21 GMT

    "I think the president will come to regret the chapter history writes if he does move forward. Because the plan he's presenting is more than just, as the president himself has acknowledged, an overreach — it's also unfair." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

  • For Obama, a bumpy road to immigration orders

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:16:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters.

  • FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:11:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made some notable omissions in his remarks about the unilateral actions he's taking on immigration.

  • Obama sets off on a sales mission on immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:08:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.

  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:16:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

  • Woman watches as Obama tells her story in speech

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:36:03 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night.

  • Immigration watchers gather to watch Obama speech

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:20:21 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva says she didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it in his anticipated speech.

  • Text of President Obama's immigration address

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:22:18 GMT

    Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:

  • Obama: Immigration shouldn't be 'deal breaker'

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:15:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Republican opposition to his executive actions on immigration should not be a "deal breaker" on other issues.