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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

  • Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:52:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.

  • Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:53:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:46:58 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.

  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:21:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:11:27 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.

  • A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:06:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.

  • Sheriff to halt squad targeting immigrant ID theft

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:21:48 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.

  • Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:56:13 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation.

  • New ties with Cuba won't change immigration rules

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:10:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration's decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won't impact immigration rules just yet.

  • Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:28:32 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.

  • Customs & Border Protection launch wait time app

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:40:04 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People entering the United States from Canada or Mexico have a new tool to avoid long waits at the border.

  • Immigrants closer to driver's licenses in Arizona

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:02:59 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of young immigrants moved a step closer to getting driver's licenses in Arizona when the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuffed the governor's latest attempt to deny them the privilege.

  • Afghan soldier who fled US training sent to Canada

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:56:12 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One of three Afghan military officers detained after fleeing a U.S. training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan has been allowed to make a refugee claim in Canada, his attorney said Wednesday.

  • AP NewsBreak: Lawsuit over immigrant license data

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

  • Immigrants get closer to having driver's licenses in Arizona

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An order by the U.S. Supreme Court has moved thousands of young immigrants a step closer to obtaining driver's licenses in Arizona.

  • 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:30:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.

  • Upgrades at US border crossing thrill commuters

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:17:33 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Motorists at the nation's busiest border crossing were accustomed to waiting hours while vendors paraded between lanes with everything from sliced papaya and hot oatmeal to sombreros and ceramic mugs. Now, thanks to a $741 million construction project, they may not have enough time to lower their windows and order a cappuccino.

  • Why Jeb Bush is _ and isn't _ the GOP front-runner

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:05:54 GMT

    With his announcement of plans to "actively explore" running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush is now — in the minds of many Republican donors and other party leaders — an early front-runner for the GOP's next presidential nomination.

  • No doubt now: Jeb Bush eyeing 2016 race

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:38:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency.

  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:54:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months.

  • TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:31:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said Tuesday.