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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

  • Arizona sheriff's re-election chances called into question

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:52:26 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

  • Correction: Texas Prison-Riot Report story

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:12:44 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In a story April 23 about a federal review of a West Texas prison, The Associated Press reported erroneously that The Geo Group, a company paid to run the Reeves County Detention Center, subcontracted out the prison's health services to another company. The company that runs the prison's health services was hired by the county, not The Geo Group.

  • Questioning by US judge puts Arizona sheriff in tough spot

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:02:17 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" has been put in a tough spot by a federal judge who could hold him in contempt for violating orders in a racial profiling case.

  • Arizona sheriff reveals investigation into judge's wife

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:12:00 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" has been put in a tough spot by a federal judge who could hold him in contempt for violating his orders in a racial profiling case.

  • Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:09:31 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants.

  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:42:13 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants.

  • Arizona sheriff acknowledges judge's wife was investigated

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:35:28 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A hearing to decide whether to hold Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt of court for violating court orders in a racial-profiling case took a surprising turn when the lawman acknowledged that his office was behind a secret investigation into the judge's wife.

  • Arizona sheriff acknowledges investigation into judge's wife

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:26:16 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A hearing to decide whether to hold Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt of court for violating court orders in a racial-profiling case took a surprising turn when the lawman acknowledged that his office was behind a secret investigation into the judge's wife.

  • Report critical of West Texas prison that was scene of riots

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:40:20 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A prison in West Texas that holds mostly immigrant inmates and has been the scene of multiple riots was understaffed and failed to address persistent security problems, a federal report released Thursday said.

  • Lawsuit: Hunger-striking immigrant moms faced retaliation

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:23:03 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three immigrant mothers held at a Texas detention facility filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that they were held in isolation in retaliation for their hunger strike to protest their detention and conditions at the center.

  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:23:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

  • Arizona sheriff describes investigation into judge's wife

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:30:17 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a contempt of court case against the sheriff.

  • Report critical of West Texas prison plagued by riots

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:49:16 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal report cites lack of staffing and other issues as longstanding problems at a West Texas prison that has seen several uprisings among its largely immigrant inmates.

  • Arizona sheriff drops tough-talking persona on the stand

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:32:04 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff" came under sharp questioning Thursday over his TV interviews, press releases and campaign fundraising as lawyers sought to use the Arizona lawman's own words against him in proving that he willfully defied a judge's orders to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols.

  • Arizona sheriff testifies for 2nd day in contempt hearing

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:06:45 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff" has returned to the witness stand in a contempt-of-court hearing over defying a judge's orders to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols.

  • South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:44:16 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people.

  • Top immigration officials say summer won't see surge in kids

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:24:45 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — There won't be nearly as many immigrant children who cross the border on their own this summer as there were last year, top officials say.

  • Jordanian immigrant family charged in activist's death

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:23:31 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant bent on revenge over his daughter's marriage to a Christian killed a female Iranian activist who persuaded the woman to go through with the marriage, then later killed his despised son-in-law, according to charges revealed Wednesday in Houston.

  • Arizona sheriff testifies in racial-profiling case

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:32:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has completed his first day of testimony in a hearing to decide whether he should be held in contempt of court for violating orders to stop his immigration patrols.

  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:35:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking.

  • Arizona sheriff set to testify Wednesday in contempt hearing

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:46:02 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on illegal immigration is set to begin testifying Wednesday in a contempt-of-court hearing in Phoenix.