Immigration Law News

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  • Century-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:11:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock" but is rapidly gentrifying.

  • French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:59:25 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. The far-right National Front edged forward in its bid to create an army of grassroots support, but fell short of its dream to capture its first council.

  • Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:48:00 GMT

    MISSION, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.

  • World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:47:12 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.

  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:24:23 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

  • Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:45:27 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

  • Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:41:13 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.

  • Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:56:23 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled.

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:25 GMT

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.

  • Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:55:04 GMT

    WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.

  • Man facing deportation in war crimes case seeks new trial

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:49:13 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted on charges he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors made during the trial rather than charges in his indictment.

  • Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:22:19 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S.

  • Gov. Scott Walker's immigration stance at center of dispute

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:43:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's position on immigration erupted on Thursday, highlighting the Republican's struggle to appeal to conservatives on the explosive issue as he prepares to launch a Republican presidential bid.

  • Gov. Scott Walker immigration position under fresh scrutiny

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:51:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's position on immigration is facing new scrutiny.

  • Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:26:40 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring Shawn King of the Denver-based group DeVotchKa.

  • Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:14:35 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trade and construction jobs.

  • Watchdog says casino-hotel won green light with Reid's help

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:12:04 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — When a $415 million casino-hotel needed its immigration visa applications sped through for foreign investors in order to keep the business deal alive, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid leaned on the director of the agency overseeing the visa program to make it happen, according to a Homeland Security inspector general's report released Wednesday.

  • Christie joins legal fight against Obama immigration reform

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:42:22 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has repeatedly refused to outline his positions on the nation's immigration system, has quietly signed onto an amicus brief opposing President Obama's executive action on immigration.

  • Here's the pitch: House Whip Scalise can play hardball

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:44:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you a Republican House member who can't decide whether to vote "aye" or "nay" on controversial legislation? Please step through this door between sculptures in Statuary Hall and into a quiet, curved parlor you may never have noticed. Have a seat by the fireplace — on the left-hand side — where Abraham Lincoln is said to have warmed himself on chilly nights.

  • 230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:18 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said Wednesday.

  • John Kasich in NH: 'I'm unorthodox because I'm normal'

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12:23 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich doesn't care if you don't agree with him.