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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

  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:55:32 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.

  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:05:04 GMT

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:42:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

  • Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:22:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

  • UN agency worries as Hungary rushes to tighten asylum rules

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:52:01 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Changes to Hungary's asylum system being rushed through parliament and the government's plan to build a fence on the border with Serbia could have "fatal consequences" for refugees fleeing war, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

  • WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:36:46 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.

  • Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:04:22 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.

  • Body of prison escapee released to New York funeral home

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:56:33 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a convicted murderer who was fatally shot three weeks after he broke out of prison was released to a funeral home Thursday as his fellow escapee continued his recovery at a hospital under heavy guard.

  • Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:23:42 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.

  • Hungary's anti-migrant fence to be built within months

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:49:16 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister says a fence on the Serbian border to stem the flow of migrants and refugees will be built within a few months, beginning with the areas most used by human smugglers.

  • NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:55:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants.

  • New Mexico governor denounces Trump's comments

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:33:43 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."

  • Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:48:35 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

  • New Danish government tightens immigration law

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:46:24 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's new center-right minority government on Wednesday reached its first deal with its political allies, including the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, aimed at reducing the number of asylum-seekers by lowering social benefits.

  • Family of immigrant killed by Wash. police gets documents

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:59:05 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Pasco, Washington, has been given forensic reports and other documents from the investigation into his death.

  • Family of immigrant killed by police gets documents

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:47:06 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Mexican immigrant who was fatally shot by police in Washington state has been given forensic reports and other documents from the investigation into his death.

  • Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:09:27 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

  • Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:48:01 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Carlos Slim's Ora TV latest company to dump Trump

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:51:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says it will scrap a project it was developing with real estate mogul Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

  • Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:46:42 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

  • EU official: Hungary's immigrant flow like in Italy, Greece

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:34:36 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The pressure faced by Hungary from flows of migrants and refugees is similar to what Greece and Italy are facing with migration across the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union's top migration official said Tuesday.