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

  • White House says immigration plans not final yet

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:43:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.

  • Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:35:58 GMT

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger from the Taliban.

  • Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.

  • US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:47:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.

  • Grandstanding, outsourcing raised in Senate debate

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:18:02 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of grandstanding and fear mongering while he accused her of "outsourcing" her independence as they met for their second debate two weeks before Election Day.

  • Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:36:05 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S. citizenship application that she was convicted of bombings in Israel in 1969, a psychologist testified Tuesday.

  • Lawyer seeks to bar terrorism reference at trial

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:10 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Palestinian activist from Chicago convicted for a fatal bombing in Israel urged a judge Tuesday to bar any reference to terrorism at her upcoming trial on immigration charges.

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:35 GMT

    PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Rights group says Kuwait strips 33 of nationality

    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:57:02 GMT

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Kuwaiti Cabinet stripped citizenship from 33 people this year, including at least three who were vocal critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

  • Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:42:19 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas.

  • 3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel collapse

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:18:41 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least three Egyptian troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military official said.

  • Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:06 GMT

    YUMA, Colo. (AP) — Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.

  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:34:48 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration officials say local authorities released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 people with previous felony charges or convictions.

  • Agency allowing some Haitians to emigrate faster

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:02:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is going to start letting thousands of Haitian immigrants come to the United States before a visa becomes available.

  • Judge mulls whether to block Arizona ID theft laws

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:55:30 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Advocates for immigrants urged a judge Thursday to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff, arguing the Legislature's intent in passing the statutes wasn't to confront identity theft but rather to combat illegal immigration.

  • Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:51:05 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said.

  • GOP districts isolated from demographic changes

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:51:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some demographers call it the browning of America. Fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among Hispanics and blacks, the U.S. population is becoming less white.

  • Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:42:09 GMT

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball in their first and only joint appearance of Tennessee's U.S. Senate race on Thursday attacked each other as unsuited to hold the office.