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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

  • Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:52:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.

  • Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:01:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

  • Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:29:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist gets 5 years in nuke spy sting

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:18:41 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon has been sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release.

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:25:18 GMT

    ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

  • Immigrant accused of killing store clerk was out on bond

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:16:32 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say an immigrant was out on bond and awaiting deportation hearings when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes.

  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:47:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.

  • House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.

  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:03:06 GMT

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.

  • South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:48 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.

  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:40:11 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.

  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

  • At Iowa conservatives' event, Carson hits immigration theme

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:10:48 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dr. Ben Carson is appealing to Iowa conservatives with messages about securing the country's borders and cracking down on employers who hire immigrants illegally.

  • Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:54:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

  • Border Patrol shoots, kills man who drove through checkpoint

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:30:39 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

  • Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:04:30 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.

  • Vermont man convicted of lying about Bosnian war crimes role

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:25 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with lying about his role in Bosnian war crimes when he applied for U.S. citizenship after moving to Vermont more than a decade ago was convicted on Friday.

  • Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:04:32 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday rejected a previously signed peace deal and announced a new multi-pronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, defying diplomatic efforts to end the spiraling crisis.

  • French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:53 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's top court on Friday upheld the government's decision to strip the citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism-related crimes, amid calls to expand such measures after deadly attacks in Paris.

  • Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:25:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.