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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 seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:07:33 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration filed court papers Monday aimed at getting a judge to reconsider his ruling blocking the president's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:03:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years.

  • The Latest: Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling

    Tue, 23 May 2017 00:02:13 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):

  • Justice Dept. wants more ways to deny sanctuary cities money

    Mon, 22 May 2017 23:25:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's effort to cut off millions to such communities.

  • Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:27:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is looking to use its control over coveted grant money to nudge so-called sanctuary cities into greater cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, despite a judge's ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's effort to cut off millions to such communities.

  • Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:24:04 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked contributor to the number of people in the country illegally.

  • US: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:47:50 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked contributor to the number of people in the country illegally.

  • US to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

    Mon, 22 May 2017 20:32:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

  • Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:56:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

  • The Latest: DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:41:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to extend Temporary Protected Status of Haitian immigrants (all times local):

  • Video shows transit officer asking about immigration status

    Sat, 20 May 2017 17:57:18 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status.

  • Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

    Sat, 20 May 2017 03:45:55 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned.

  • The Latest: Victim of armed robbery calls pardon 'unjust'

    Fri, 19 May 2017 23:31:54 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Cuban felon facing deportation after huge prison mix up (all times local):

  • Wyclef Jean urges fans to support Haitian immigrants

    Fri, 19 May 2017 22:48:48 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is urging fans to pressure the Trump administration to continue allowing roughly 50,000 Haitians to legally live and work in the U.S. since a 2010 earthquake in their Caribbean homeland.

  • The Latest: Colorado governor pardons man facing deportation

    Fri, 19 May 2017 21:16:23 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Cuban felon facing deportation after huge prison mix up (all times local):

  • US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    Fri, 19 May 2017 18:54:32 GMT

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A Christian man who had been living in the United States for 16 years after fleeing religious persecution in Indonesia has been deported back to the country, immigration officials said.

  • Inarritu debuts groundbreaking VR exhibit at Cannes

    Fri, 19 May 2017 17:32:00 GMT

    CANNES, France (AP) — You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes, you enter a large chamber with a sand floor. A ragged band of migrants crossing an expansive desert swarms around you.

  • Church sign saying Muslims responsible for 9/11 draws ire

    Fri, 19 May 2017 16:40:24 GMT

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Church signs often display innocuous messages such as "God answers knee mail." But a small Presbyterian church in North Carolina is drawing criticism for its provocative signs, including one this week that reads "19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans, Sept. 11, 2001."

  • US deports Indonesian man seeking asylum in New Jersey

    Fri, 19 May 2017 16:03:01 GMT

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Indonesian man who was seeking asylum in New Jersey and had been living in the United States for 16 years was deported, immigration officials said.

  • Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition

    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has won his battle against extradition to Sweden, which wanted to question him about a rape allegation. He has spent nearly five years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden, which announced Friday that the investigation has been discontinued.

  • Florida immigration officer charged with taking bribe

    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:18:58 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida immigration officer has been charged with taking a bribe from a woman he accused of using a fake marriage to gain U.S. residency.