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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

  • Human smuggling ring dismantled in South Texas

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:15:17 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security investigators dismantled a South Texas ring that illegally smuggled thousands of immigrants across the border from Mexico and on to other parts of the state -- often tucked in small, dangerous truck crawl spaces.

  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:09:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.

  • New Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fight

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:55:39 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly 2 million from their homes.

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:07:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday.

  • Lawmakers want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:44 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute.

  • Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:24 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

  • Slovenia appoints ICJ head as arbitration representative

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:42:22 GMT

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister says his government has appointed the head of the International Court of Justice, Ronny Abraham, as the country's representative in arbitration over a border dispute with Croatia.

  • US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:31:04 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.

  • Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:03:22 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice.

  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:33:37 GMT

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed.

  • Judge: Immigrant kids should be freed from family detention

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that immigrant children arriving on the U.S. border with their mothers should not be detained in secure detention facilities. But experts say it isn't entirely clear when they might get out.

  • Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:33:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business.

  • Bush says he is not an 'angry' conservative

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:29:09 GMT

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jeb Bush told pastors Monday that he is not an "angry" conservative but a "committed conservative" who, if elected president, would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give children a good education and encourage families to stay together.

  • Bush says he is not 'an angry' conservative

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:23:08 GMT

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jeb Bush told pastors Monday that he is not an "angry" conservative but a "committed conservative" who, if elected president, would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give children a good education and encourage families to stay together.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:34:11 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 24 about the detention of immigrant children, The Associated Press reported erroneously which federal government agency was found to be in violation of a previous settlement involving the detention of immigrant children. The agency was the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Justice. The story also reported erroneously how long the judge gave the government to respond regarding the possibility of an injunction. It was one week, not 90 days.

  • Blast damages pro-immigrant German councilor's car

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:32:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German police said Monday they were investigating an early-morning explosion that damaged the car of a left-wing politician who had been working in support of refugees in a Dresden suburb that has seen anti-immigrant demonstrations.

  • Profiles of East Portland residents and workers

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:28:36 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — East Portland doesn't fit the mythical image of Portlandia. It's a neighborhood of large car lots, fast-food joints and businesses that cater to working-class residents, immigrants and minorities, not hipsters.

  • On LA radio show, a peek into the love lives of immigrants

    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:57:45 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living in Los Angeles and throughout the U.S. tune their radios to Oswaldo Diaz's show and get a peek into the love lives of immigrants.

  • Judge: US violates agreement in detention of immigrant kids

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:27:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.

  • San Francisco's Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:57:01 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life.

  • Hungary's Orban says illegal immigration threatens Europe

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:11:40 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from the "depths of Africa" looking to escape poverty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.