Immigration Law News

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  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:59 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as "La Bestia" that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants.

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:06:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

  • States ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuit

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:06:42 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives.

  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:28 GMT

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

  • Brazil judge orders deportation of Cesare Battisti

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:04:26 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti, reversing a 2010 ruling granting him asylum in Latin America's biggest country.

  • Newly named San Diego bishop calls for immigration reform

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:50:33 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A history scholar selected by Pope Francis to be the new Roman Catholic bishop of San Diego said Tuesday that he will be a "friend" to the Latino community and called for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • House nears passage of Homeland bill without conditions

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:33:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House overcame last-minute opposition from GOP critics on Tuesday and moved toward final passage of legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without restrictions on immigration.

  • Federal immigration agent accused of stealing from prisoner

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:29:26 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have charged a federal immigration agent accused of stealing from a prisoner he was assigned to transport, the city's district attorney said Tuesday.

  • GOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:43:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration.

  • DA: Immigration agent accused of stealing from prisoner

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:49:21 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have announced charges against a federal immigration agent accused of having stolen from a prisoner he was assigned to transport.

  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:19:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end.

  • Deadline looms for states to respond in immigration suit

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:13:27 GMT

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A deadline is nearing for a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration to respond to a request by the U.S. government to lift a temporary hold of the orders.

  • Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.

  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:06:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.

  • Haitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:01:40 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention.

  • Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:26:59 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.

  • Senate Dems block negotiations on Homeland bill

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:01:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican move to open formal negotiations with the House on legislation combining funding for the Homeland Security Department with restrictions on President Barack Obama's immigration policy.

  • City University of NY refunds tuition to some immigrants

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:38:07 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition.

  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:22:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.

  • Homeland Security funding deal elusive

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:27:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats stepped up their pressure on Speaker John Boehner on Monday to allow a vote on legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration-related provisions attached, and one senior lawmaker predicted the top leader of House Republicans would eventually agree.

  • Iran blames West for rise of Islamic State group

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:54:07 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants.