Immigration Law News

Immigration issues are constantly in the headlines, and are influencing elections and the economy, not to mention thousands of people's lives. In this environment, it is especially important for legal professionals to stay on top of developments in immigration law. FindLaw's Legal Professional News is the leading source of immigration law news and analysis, multimedia resources, and social media posts from practitioners.

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  • Top general urges lawmakers to preserve Afghan visa program

    Wed, 25 May 2016 07:36:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers could be in serious danger if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.

  • San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

    Wed, 25 May 2016 02:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.

  • German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

    Fri, 20 May 2016 13:33:52 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country — a story of often-ambivalent but evolving attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European "guest workers" to today's migrant influx from the Arab world and elsewhere.

  • Lebanon summons UN official over wording of refugee report

    Fri, 20 May 2016 12:44:54 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's foreign ministry has summoned the country's top U.N. official over concerns that the international body is pressuring Lebanon to naturalize its large refugee population.

  • The Latest: Netherlands deports 30 Albanian asylum-seekers

    Fri, 20 May 2016 11:29:10 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • Federal attorneys' conduct criticized in immigration case

    Thu, 19 May 2016 23:51:34 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Using a mix of scathing language and movie quotes, a federal judge in Texas who had blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action ordered Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, saying they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals.

  • Hungary: US wants to fill Europe with Muslim migrants

    Thu, 19 May 2016 18:38:36 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — President Barack Obama and the United States favor illegal migration in Europe because they want to fill it up with Muslims, the chief of staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

  • High court rules against NY man denied re-entry to US

    Thu, 19 May 2016 15:03:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.

  • Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

    Thu, 19 May 2016 01:38:37 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.

  • Judge asked to appoint monitor in immigrant detention accord

    Wed, 18 May 2016 23:22:54 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrant rights lawyers have asked a federal judge to appoint a special monitor to oversee a longstanding legal agreement on the detention of children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, an accord at the center of lawsuit set to be debated next month in a California appeals court.

  • Canada PM apologizes for rejection of migrant ship in 1914

    Wed, 18 May 2016 20:21:31 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.

  • Thousands of underage migrants live in shadows across Europe

    Wed, 18 May 2016 13:40:25 GMT

    Outside the train station in Rome, teen migrants sell drugs from school backpacks and trade sex for cash or clothes. In the capital of Sweden, they steal food from supermarkets and sleep on the streets. From makeshift camps along the northern French coast, they try to hop at night onto the backs of moving trucks headed to Britain.

  • NY lifts licensing restrictions for some immigrants

    Tue, 17 May 2016 23:27:04 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some immigrants who have entered the country illegally will be allowed to teach and practice medicine in New York state after its licensing board voted to accept applications from those immigrants brought to the United States as children.

  • GOP ekes out win on Library of Congress' immigration terms

    Tue, 17 May 2016 19:19:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

  • Complaint: US Border and Customs officers abusing residents

    Tue, 17 May 2016 16:45:08 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso and New Mexico face repeated verbal and physical abuse from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs officers, including accusations of being prostitutes and the seizure of their legal documents without cause, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by a coalition of advocacy groups.

  • Brothers plead guilty to beating homeless immigrant

    Tue, 17 May 2016 02:53:35 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston brothers who claimed to be inspired in part by Donald Trump's views on immigrants were sentenced to state prison after admitting they beat a homeless Mexican man because they thought he was an illegal immigrant, authorities said.

  • Gunmen in green uniforms attack police station in Haiti

    Tue, 17 May 2016 02:13:00 GMT

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A few dozen gunmen wearing green uniforms attacked a police station in Haiti's southern peninsula before dawn Monday, killing an officer and wounding at least two others before fleeing.

  • 2 Mexican men extradited to US in death of federal agent

    Mon, 16 May 2016 23:21:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Mexican men have been extradited to the United States to face charges in the 2011 shooting death of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent.

  • US judge in Seattle tosses lawsuit over green cards decision

    Mon, 16 May 2016 20:22:39 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a lawsuit by highly skilled immigrants from India and China who said they should have been allowed to apply to become legal permanent residents.

  • Chilean-American writer Allende seeks inspiration after loss

    Mon, 16 May 2016 17:37:30 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Isabel Allende begins writing all her books on Jan. 8. But when the day arrived this year, she struggled with writer's block.

  • Obama casts Trump philosophy as one of ignorance, isolation

    Mon, 16 May 2016 07:15:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast Donald Trump's positions on immigration, trade and Muslims as part of an ignorance-and-isolation philosophy that the president says will lead the U.S. down the path of decline.