Immigration Law News

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  • Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:55:05 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws.

  • German immigrant population at 10.9M, highest since 2005

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:51:10 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say the number of immigrants living in the country reached 10.9 million last year — a million more than three years earlier, and the highest figure since they started compiling numbers a decade ago.

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:06:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.

  • Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:10:13 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold.

  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:43:52 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.

  • Hungarian minister: over 100,000 immigrants so far in 2015

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:25 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister says more than 100,000 migrants have reached the country so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia.

  • French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:42 GMT

    NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French.

  • Human smuggling ring dismantled in South Texas

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:15:17 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security investigators dismantled a South Texas ring that illegally smuggled thousands of immigrants across the border from Mexico and on to other parts of the state -- often tucked in small, dangerous truck crawl spaces.

  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:09:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.

  • New Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fight

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:55:39 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly 2 million from their homes.

  • Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open golf

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:41:06 GMT

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland on Thursday for the first day of the Women's British Open, declaring "the world has asked me to be here."

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:07:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday.

  • Lawmakers want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:44 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute.

  • Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:24 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

  • Slovenia appoints ICJ head as arbitration representative

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:42:22 GMT

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister says his government has appointed the head of the International Court of Justice, Ronny Abraham, as the country's representative in arbitration over a border dispute with Croatia.

  • US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:31:04 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.

  • Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:03:22 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice.

  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:33:37 GMT

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed.

  • Judge: Immigrant kids should be freed from family detention

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that immigrant children arriving on the U.S. border with their mothers should not be detained in secure detention facilities. But experts say it isn't entirely clear when they might get out.

  • Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:33:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business.

  • Bush says he is not an 'angry' conservative

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:29:09 GMT

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jeb Bush told pastors Monday that he is not an "angry" conservative but a "committed conservative" who, if elected president, would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give children a good education and encourage families to stay together.