Immigration Law News

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  • Immigrants describe threats in South Africa

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:18:46 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.

  • Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:46:16 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports.

  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:30:49 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.

  • Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:33:00 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

  • Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:12:03 GMT

    PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Greece appealed to its European Union partners Friday for more help in policing its sea borders as immigrants increasingly make dangerous journeys to escape war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Watchdog: ICE could have saved millions on detainee flights

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:35:44 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not leaving seats empty.

  • Federal appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:49:00 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As demonstrators gathered Friday outside a New Orleans federal courthouse, appellate judges were preparing to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:37:24 GMT

    11:30 a.m. (EDT)

  • Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:33 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm, authorities said Friday.

  • The Latest: GOP White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:27:45 GMT

    10:20 a.m. (EDT)

  • Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:41:44 GMT

    DOVER, England (AP) — Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass.

  • Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:42:34 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appellate judges on Friday were to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

  • Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:28:56 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at least five people.

  • Gay marriage issue complicates immigration, motherhood

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:40:53 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Valeria Tanco and Sophy Jesty began dating during post-graduate veterinary training at Cornell University, their relationship faced more than the usual run of hurdles.

  • Foreigners fear for safety after attacks in South Africa

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:21:05 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fear among some foreigners and South Africans that anti-immigrant attacks will escalate reached such a peak Thursday that foreigners sought refuge in camps and a police station, a peace march was planned and the president was to address the nation.

  • Court deals Arizona sheriff a defeat in profiling case

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:11:33 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix on Wednesday lost a bid to overturn a 2013 racial profiling ruling that blunted his signature immigration enforcement efforts and represents the thorniest legal troubles the defiant lawman has faced in his 22-year career.

  • Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:41:28 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — The feared drowning of 400 migrants in a shipwreck this week in the Mediterranean Sea — one of the deadliest such tragedies in the last decade — raised alarms Wednesday amid an unprecedented wave of migration toward Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

  • Presumed deaths of 400 migrants among worst recent tragedies

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:37:17 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — The presumed drowning of 400 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the deadliest known migrant tragedies in the last decade, the U.N. refugee agency says, and comes amid unprecedented wave of migration toward Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

  • South Africa: Foreigners displaced after attacks

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:51:57 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 2,000 foreigners have sought shelter in refugee camps in the coastal city of Durban after deadly attacks on immigrants, a South African aid group said on Wednesday.

  • In UK election, party promises range from nukes to bees

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:46:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — It's a common refrain: Politicians are all the same. The party platforms released this week for Britain's May 7 election tell a more diverse story, revealing, amid their hundreds of pages, which party wants to bring an NBA team to Britain and which has pledged to help bees.

  • Migrants hope to re-start protest convoy in Mexico

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:33:06 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrant rights activists said Tuesday that about 200 Central American migrants hope to re-start a journey to hold a "Viacrucis" protest in Mexico City, after highway immigration checkpoints stymied their trip last week.