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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

  • Homeland Security funding deal elusive

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:27:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats stepped up their pressure on Speaker John Boehner on Monday to allow a vote on legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration-related provisions attached, and one senior lawmaker predicted the top leader of House Republicans would eventually agree.

  • Iran blames West for rise of Islamic State group

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:54:07 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants.

  • Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker: 'I don't believe in amnesty'

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:12:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.

  • No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand.

  • Wisconsin's Walker admits flip on immigration

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:29:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.

  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:46:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.

  • Italy's anti-immigrant movement brings protest rally to Rome

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:37:47 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The leader of Italy's Northern League brought his anti-Europe, anti-immigrant agenda to Rome Saturday, filling a vast square in the capital with thousands of his supporters and positioning his regional movement for a bid to become a national right-wing force.

  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:56:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.

  • NYC ID program starts off with a bang

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:49:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register.

  • Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:06:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they're really in charge.

  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:57:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

  • Some Mexicans to be given another chance to stay in US

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:40:50 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

  • Congress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:40:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

  • Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:08:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Homeland Security Department late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.

  • Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas offered bonds

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:05:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on offering bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., a shift that comes after a federal judge ordered a halt to a detention strategy aimed at deterring other illegal crossings. Immigrant advocates say the effect so far has been minimal: Most families can't afford to post bond anyway.

  • Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:25 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on issuing bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S. The shift comes after a federal judge ordered a halt to a detention strategy aimed at deterring other illegal crossings.

  • Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:20:49 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed.

  • Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:25:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With hours to spare, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled Friday to approve stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security in time to prevent a partial agency shutdown.

  • Hungary's premier rejects immigration, multicultural society

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:18:53 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban denounced multiculturalism and liberalism Friday and vowed to fight a rising wave of migration that he said is threatening to turn his country into a "refugee camp."

  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:55:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about.

  • Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:46:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.