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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

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:47:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

  • Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail in Puerto Rico

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:00:30 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A pilot who runs an executive jet company has been arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in his aircraft during a stop in Puerto Rico.

  • Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:58:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:14:47 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

  • AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:41:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Obama's remarks about Ferguson, Missouri

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:53:36 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke in Chicago on Tuesday about immigration but opened his remarks with comments about the grand jury decision and ensuing violence in Ferguson, Missouri. What he said about Ferguson, as transcribed by Federal News Service:

  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:52:12 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immigrants help justify the steps he took to protect workers illegally in the country.

  • Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:49:13 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed.

  • Legal scholars: Obama's immigration actions lawful

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:06:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama's decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his administrative powers.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:31:32 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:05:06 GMT

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

  • Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:27:19 GMT

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.

  • Governor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:45 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.

  • GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:26:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:37:21 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:09:17 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:03:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.