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The immigration debate has really heated up lately, and legal developments have been occurring at a rapid pace. Laws have been passed and challenges have been filed, leaving immigrants in several states in a grey area. In this environment, it is important to stay up to date with the changes in the law. Fortunately, FindLaw’s Immigration News provides the leading source of timely immigration news, with breaking legal stories, legal insight from attorneys and a collection of articles from around the Web.

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  • Immigrant family detention center granted child-care license

    Tue, 03 May 2016 22:07:24 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — One of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child-care license, amid discussions over whether the federal government will keep using such facilities.

  • Russian man dies at San Diego immigration detention center

    Tue, 03 May 2016 20:37:35 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a Russian man has died at a San Diego immigration detention center. The cause of death is undetermined.

  • German PEGIDA leader fined over incitement on Facebook

    Tue, 03 May 2016 15:45:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has fined the anti-immigration group PEGIDA's best-known figure for inciting hatred against migrants on Facebook.

  • Nepal to expel Canadian man over critical tweets

    Tue, 03 May 2016 13:33:48 GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has ordered a Canadian man to leave the country within two days for posting messages on social media that could disturb social harmony, officials said Tuesday.

  • German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers

    Tue, 03 May 2016 11:31:41 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.

  • Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru

    Tue, 03 May 2016 01:52:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.

  • Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws

    Mon, 02 May 2016 23:02:02 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.

  • Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

    Mon, 02 May 2016 21:20:23 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.

  • Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months

    Mon, 02 May 2016 19:18:35 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.

  • Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

    Mon, 02 May 2016 13:49:11 GMT

    NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Mon, 02 May 2016 10:17:48 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

    Mon, 02 May 2016 08:50:48 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.

  • Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

    Mon, 02 May 2016 07:20:21 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.

  • The Latest: Police arrest protesters in Seattle

    Mon, 02 May 2016 05:06:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):

  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    Mon, 02 May 2016 04:21:30 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to US streets

    Mon, 02 May 2016 03:23:56 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police used pepper spray Sunday evening to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.

  • May Day marchers take to US streets in heated election year

    Mon, 02 May 2016 02:44:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs — and at least one Donald Trump piñata — took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday calling for immigrant and worker rights and decrying what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.

  • The Latest: Police use pepper spray on Seattle protesters

    Mon, 02 May 2016 02:24:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):

  • The Latest: Anti-capitalist group marches through Seattle

    Mon, 02 May 2016 01:53:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):

  • The Latest: New Hampshire residents rally for justice

    Mon, 02 May 2016 01:17:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):

  • The Latest: May Day marchers wave signs, flags in Seattle

    Mon, 02 May 2016 00:36:49 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):