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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

  • Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:09:07 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola and their efforts to help small businesses.

  • NY state to review schools' immigration compliance

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:59 GMT

    ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school.

  • Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:58:55 GMT

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.

  • Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:23 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit.

  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:37:25 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

  • White House says immigration plans not final yet

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:43:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.

  • Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:35:58 GMT

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger from the Taliban.

  • Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.

  • US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:47:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.

  • Grandstanding, outsourcing raised in Senate debate

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:18:02 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of grandstanding and fear mongering while he accused her of "outsourcing" her independence as they met for their second debate two weeks before Election Day.

  • Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:36:05 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S. citizenship application that she was convicted of bombings in Israel in 1969, a psychologist testified Tuesday.

  • Lawyer seeks to bar terrorism reference at trial

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:10 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Palestinian activist from Chicago convicted for a fatal bombing in Israel urged a judge Tuesday to bar any reference to terrorism at her upcoming trial on immigration charges.

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:35 GMT

    PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Rights group says Kuwait strips 33 of nationality

    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:57:02 GMT

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Kuwaiti Cabinet stripped citizenship from 33 people this year, including at least three who were vocal critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

  • Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:42:19 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas.

  • 3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel collapse

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:18:41 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least three Egyptian troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military official said.

  • Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:06 GMT

    YUMA, Colo. (AP) — Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.