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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  • US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:29 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.

  • $95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

    Fri, 26 May 2017 02:41:42 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse.

  • US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant

    Fri, 26 May 2017 01:25:56 GMT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a Michigan restaurant said U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast — and complimented the chef — before arresting three workers, according to media reports on Thursday.

  • Cyclist faces deportation after truck hits him in Florida

    Thu, 25 May 2017 22:04:25 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A cyclist hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk in Florida and cited for the accident was turned over to immigration officials to face deportation, authorities said Thursday.

  • The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers

    Thu, 25 May 2017 15:51:03 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

  • Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

    Thu, 25 May 2017 09:18:34 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment of foreigners here.

  • Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:47:33 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on their first meeting Wednesday at the Vatican.

  • Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:31:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.

  • McAuliffe pardons mother detained by immigration officials

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:18:32 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned a minor driving offense committed years ago by an immigrant mother of two, saying he hopes it will help prevent her deportation.

  • 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

    Wed, 24 May 2017 11:02:52 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.

  • Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

    Wed, 24 May 2017 06:49:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

  • Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget

    Wed, 24 May 2017 06:43:39 GMT

    How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies.

  • The Latest: Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan

    Wed, 24 May 2017 02:56:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

  • Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

    Wed, 24 May 2017 01:35:28 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • Key Mexico-US border crossing remains closed after damage

    Tue, 23 May 2017 19:22:55 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A major commercial border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico will remain closed this week as a result of damaging winds and rain.

  • Leader of Connecticut mosque detained, faces deportation

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:10:16 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut imam has been detained by U.S. immigration agents and faces deportation to Pakistan.

  • Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:48:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise."

  • Germany: Syrian wins case against deportation to Greece

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:55:19 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has upheld a complaint by a Syrian whose asylum claim was rejected because he'd already been granted asylum in Greece.

  • Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:07:33 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration filed court papers Monday aimed at getting a judge to reconsider his ruling blocking the president's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:03:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years.

  • The Latest: Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling

    Tue, 23 May 2017 00:02:13 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):