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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

  • Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:21:06 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.

  • US government will appeal order blocking Iraqi deportations

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:23:08 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government says it will appeal an order that suspended the deportation of 1,400 people to Iraq.

  • Police: 2 teens in Maryland charged with rape of classmate

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:32:55 GMT

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large.

  • Germany's kingmaker party seeks strong election comeback

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:39:55 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A pro-business party ejected from Germany's parliament four years ago is aiming for a strong comeback in Sunday's election, wooing voters with a dynamic young leader, a tough tone on eurozone strugglers and talk of a new immigration law.

  • Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say.

  • EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:20:23 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but they often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live.

  • More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:29:07 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged.

  • Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:12:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage.

  • In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:36:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump.

  • Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:07:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul was premature.

  • Pennsylvania system glitch let non-citizens register to vote

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:45:33 GMT

    Some people who are in the U.S. legally but who are not citizens were mistakenly allowed to register to vote in Philadelphia because of a glitch in Pennsylvania's electronic driver's licensing system, a city election official said Wednesday.

  • Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:27:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.

  • Transcripts of citizen welcome messages by Trump and Obama

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:03:57 GMT

    Presidents have long issued welcome messages that are played for immigrants at naturalization ceremonies. President Donald Trump's message recently debuted after he has repeatedly taken a hard line on immigration as a candidate and president. Here is the transcript of his welcome speech and that of his predecessor:

  • The Latest: New citizens embrace, criticize Trump video

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:24:36 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a video message from President Donald Trump to new American citizens (all times local):

  • Apple CEO defends 'dreamers' program

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:42:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the government program that protects young immigrants in the U.S. illegally and called immigration the "biggest issue of our time."

  • The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:55:57 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants who have tried to reach or entered Europe (all times local):

  • Study shows lengthy waits for asylum applicants in Europe

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:32:45 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — More than half of the migrants who entered Europe amid a mass influx in 2015 and 2016 were still awaiting decisions on asylum applications by the end of the period, and only a small percentage had been turned down and sent home, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:31:33 GMT

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a mantra when citizens questioned her decision to open the country to refugees fleeing wars: "We'll manage." She kept repeating it as the lines at immigration offices circled city blocks, school gyms turned into temporary housing and the questions devolved into angry criticism.

  • Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:23:47 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach.

  • Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:55:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States.

  • Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:50:33 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem prior to her deportation to Jordan.