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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  • Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:57:58 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A modest asphalt court that served as a nursery for a unique style of volleyball played by Chinese immigrants across the country now stands in the way of development, touching off a battle over preservation.

  • Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown's history at stake

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:52:59 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The fate of a modest asphalt court near where Boston Chinatown immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball is uncertain.

  • Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:34:30 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.

  • Suit: Stop NYC from erasing ID card data amid Trump concern

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:21:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two state politicians sued on Monday to try to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, a move the city is considering to prevent the data from becoming a deportation tool for a new Republican federal administration.

  • California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:48:26 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.

  • Muslim cleric appears in court fighting against deportation

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:44:17 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques, who is accused of lying on his green card application, was in court Monday to fight deportation.

  • Muslim cleric is in US court fighting against deportation

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:12:31 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques, who is accused of lying on his green card application, was in court Monday to fight deportation.

  • The Latest: California to weigh funding immigration lawyers

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:42:39 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California lawmakers proposing bills to protect immigrants (all times local):

  • California lawmakers urge Trump on immigration

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:53:39 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers passed a resolution Monday urging President-elect Donald Trump not to pursue mass deportations and to uphold a program for young immigrants in the country illegally over protests from Republican lawmakers.

  • French presidential race heats up: A look at the candidates

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:05:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is heating up, as candidates from the anti-immigrant far right to the Trotskyist far left join the race for election five months away.

  • Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:43:25 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen triumphed over his right-wing rival Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe as a blow against the populist forces looking to weaken the European Union.

  • Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:42:08 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students.

  • Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:52:04 GMT

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

  • Q&A: Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:23:52 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria holds presidential elections on Sunday in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. Beyond the contest for the largely ceremonial office, the vote is being watched in other EU countries as a barometer of how well their populist candidates will do in upcoming elections. A look at the candidates and the issues:

  • Chicago creates legal fund for immigrants facing deportation

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:17:16 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is taking $1 million earmarked for a little-used property tax relief program to start a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation.

  • US casts watchful eye on Cuban crossings after Castro death

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:57:00 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Rodolfo Lledes departed Cuba and headed for Florida with 26 others on a motorized raft made of empty 55-gallon drums. Claudia Cruz Perez wound her way on buses, boats and planes through South America to the U.S.-Mexico border, eventually landing in Miami.

  • French candidate: Trump's win frees voters from 'diktats'

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:20:54 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Friday that the spring election will pit nationalists and patriots such as herself against supporters of globalization, the European Union and immigration.

  • Far-right French candidate sticks to patriotic strategy

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:37:44 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says the spring election will pit nationalists and patriots like herself against those in favor of globalization, the European Union and immigration.

  • The Latest: Trump narrows Supreme Court picks to '3 or 4'

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:41:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

  • The Latest: Trump to nominate Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:26:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

  • California attorney general pick pledges affront to Trump

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:55:12 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The longtime Democratic congressman slated to become California's next attorney general immediately took a combative stance against Republican President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration after being named to the post Thursday, promising to defend the state's liberal stances on recreational marijuana, climate change, health care, immigration and criminal justice.