Immigration Law News

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  • Colorado House candidates debate in Spanish

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:29 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Candidates for one of the top congressional races in the country debated in Spanish on Thursday as they compete for a district with a growing Hispanic population.

  • 2 Anglo Colorado candidates hold Spanish debate

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:12:48 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Two candidates who want to represent Colorado's 6th Congressional District are facing off in a historic Spanish-language debate.

  • GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:27:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation.

  • Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:25:44 GMT

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — In a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado.

  • 10 First-time Latino candidates run for Congress

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:34:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day.

  • Arizona governor's race targets independent voters

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:51:18 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Democrat promises not to raise taxes and even talks about lowering some. The Republican bills himself as a reformer of education.

  • 9 first-time Latino candidates run for Congress

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:05:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day.

  • Kerry expresses solidarity with Canada

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:01:23 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The United States and Canada vowed Tuesday to step up already close counterterrorism and border security cooperation as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid condolences to the Canadian people following last week's terror attacks.

  • Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:53:09 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.

  • AP Interview: NEA president opposes 'toxic' tests

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:45:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new president of the nation's largest teachers union is a guitar-playing, Spanish-speaking author who takes over as once-sacred tenure protections are challenged and new Common Core standards roll out in much of the country.

  • Poland in defense shift as security concerns rise

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:28:01 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that could shift thousands of troops to its eastern border.

  • Suspect in deputy deaths had Utah arrest

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:45:52 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead in California had been arrested in Utah nearly 10 years ago, but authorities didn't connect him with his criminal past or his previous deportations.

  • Poland in defense shift as anti-Russia mood grows

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:01:01 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that could shift thousands of troops to its eastern border.

  • Mexican claiming sanctuary in church seeks amnesty

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:20:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who has been living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation said Monday that he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain the freedom to live in the U.S.

  • Suspect in California deputy deaths had many names

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:59:35 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead and a motorist seriously wounded was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and deported to Mexico twice.

  • Suspect in police killings had multiple identities

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:05:23 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and he had been deported to Mexico twice.

  • Suspect in police killings avoided scrutiny

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:39:28 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte had a lot to hide. He was living in the United States illegally, had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico.

  • Man claims sanctuary in Denver church basement

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:54:48 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement has claimed sanctuary to avoid deportation.

  • Polls: pro-Western parties leading Ukraine vote

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:51:04 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two exit polls indicated that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's party will secure a narrow win in Sunday's parliamentary election, falling substantially short of an outright majority.

  • Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:09:07 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola and their efforts to help small businesses.

  • NY state to review schools' immigration compliance

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:59 GMT

    ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school.