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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

  • Trump: Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans in US

    Sun, 29 May 2016 18:49:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says people in the U.S. illegally are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans.

  • UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates

    Sun, 29 May 2016 13:46:21 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Conservative Party members seeking a British exit from the European Union have launched increasingly personal attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over his leadership of the campaign to keep Britain within the 28-nation bloc.

  • German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn't meet reality

    Sun, 29 May 2016 09:13:30 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.

  • Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order

    Sat, 28 May 2016 16:07:56 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost.

  • Presidential race shows deep seated strife toward

    Sat, 28 May 2016 16:05:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with Mexicans being publicly compared by presidential candidate Donald Trump to criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail.

  • Parents of woman killed in San Francisco sues city, feds

    Fri, 27 May 2016 21:24:57 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier have sued the city and two federal agencies, accusing them of contributing to her death because the man charged in the slaying was in the country illegally.

  • New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post

    Thu, 26 May 2016 23:26:17 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.

  • Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump

    Thu, 26 May 2016 19:30:07 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.

  • Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate

    Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:47 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.

  • Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends and family

    Thu, 26 May 2016 07:40:40 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.

  • The Weeknd, Belly cancel Kimmel performance because of Trump

    Thu, 26 May 2016 03:13:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.

  • 18,000 turned away from French borders for security reasons

    Wed, 25 May 2016 12:58:27 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says authorities have turned away more than 18,000 people at the country's borders for security reasons since extremist attacks in November.

  • Top general urges lawmakers to preserve Afghan visa program

    Wed, 25 May 2016 12:54:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers are in danger of being harmed or killed by the Taliban if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.

  • San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

    Wed, 25 May 2016 02:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.

  • German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

    Fri, 20 May 2016 13:33:52 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country — a story of often-ambivalent but evolving attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European "guest workers" to today's migrant influx from the Arab world and elsewhere.

  • Lebanon summons UN official over wording of refugee report

    Fri, 20 May 2016 12:44:54 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's foreign ministry has summoned the country's top U.N. official over concerns that the international body is pressuring Lebanon to naturalize its large refugee population.

  • The Latest: Netherlands deports 30 Albanian asylum-seekers

    Fri, 20 May 2016 11:29:10 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • Federal attorneys' conduct criticized in immigration case

    Thu, 19 May 2016 23:51:34 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Using a mix of scathing language and movie quotes, a federal judge in Texas who had blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action ordered Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, saying they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals.

  • Hungary: US wants to fill Europe with Muslim migrants

    Thu, 19 May 2016 18:38:36 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — President Barack Obama and the United States favor illegal migration in Europe because they want to fill it up with Muslims, the chief of staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

  • High court rules against NY man denied re-entry to US

    Thu, 19 May 2016 15:03:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.

  • Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

    Thu, 19 May 2016 01:38:37 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.