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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.

Top Headlines

  • Philadelphia police official challenges Sessions on crime

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:39:36 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime.

  • Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:56:46 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated."

  • Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:16:08 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials said Friday they consider a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances.

  • Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:02:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort.

  • Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:57:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is telling his best friend in the Senate to keep it together as he grapples with brain cancer.

  • Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:22:51 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • AG Sessions to talk sanctuary cities in Philadelphia

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:04:16 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing the federal fight over so-called sanctuary cities to Philadelphia.

  • Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlement

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:25:48 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration, an official said on Friday.

  • DHS chief says arresting parents may quell human trafficking

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:46:57 GMT

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at quelling human trafficking, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.

  • Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:44:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump — so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy.

  • No foul play: Burundi robotics teens likely meant to vanish

    Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:59:30 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: He couldn't find his kids.

  • 2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

    Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:35:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition have been seen crossing the border into Canada.

  • New Jersey city has Mexican flavor of the state of Puebla

    Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:55:40 GMT

    PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The aroma of chiles and cinnamon fills the air, and bags of corn husk for making tamales fill Lino Cruz's food distribution business on a street here where three other businesses run by Mexican immigrants from the state of Puebla distribute fruits and vegetables from their country throughout the New York region.

  • Independent feature 'Icebox' to film in New Mexico

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:09:46 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will serve as the backdrop for a new independent feature film about a boy who is caught by U.S. immigration authorities after leaving his home in Honduras.

  • China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:53:52 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China renewed a call for India to immediately withdraw its troops from disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains, following a report that Chinese forces recently held live firing drills in the region.

  • Court: Government improperly ordered former Contra deported

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:54:14 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An appeals court has ruled the federal government improperly ordered the deportation of a former Nicaraguan rebel fighter who had been in the U.S. for more than three decades.

  • Italy considers emergency visas to ease migrant strain

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:30:07 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — With Italians showing increasing discontent over unabated migrant arrivals and European partners not responding to pleas to ease Italy's burden, the country's leaders are considering what many have dubbed the nuclear option: approving emergency visas for migrants that could allow them unrestricted travel in Europe.

  • US to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

    Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:19:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will offer an extra 15,000 temporary, seasonal work visas this budget year.

  • Federal government pays Texas counties to track immigrants

    Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:18:18 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several Texas counties have found a way to profit from working with federal immigration officials in tracking and detaining immigrants who are living in the country illegally.

  • Feds ask that judge's ruling on travel ban be put on hold

    Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:12:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a judge's ruling modifying the Trump administration's travel ban on immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations.

  • House using appropriations bill to work on guns, churches

    Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:31:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of the spotlight, a House panel has taken steps to help victims of gun violence, allow robust politicking from the pulpit, and prevent doctors in the District of Columbia from helping terminally ill people commit suicide.