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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

  • US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:50:10 GMT

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:37:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:22:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

  • Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:32:10 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

  • Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:44:37 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.

  • Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:38:18 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

  • US judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret Muslim vetting program

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:39:26 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.

  • Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:14:16 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

  • Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:39:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government's ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process.

  • Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:38:08 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

  • Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:05:04 GMT

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years — though most already are.

  • Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:53:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former ground zero worker fighting deportation to Colombia for a 1990 drug conviction received a pardon from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday and will use it to challenge his removal from the country.

  • Feds tell judge he lacks power to halt Iraqi deportations

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:12:57 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Government lawyers on Wednesday urged a federal judge to stay on the sideline in the planned deportation of more than 100 Iraqi nationals who have been living in the Detroit area, saying he has no authority to suspend their removal.

  • NY governor grants pardon to 9/11 worker facing deportation

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:42:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned a former ground zero worker who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • US to issue more temporary worker visas this summer

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:40:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has decided to offer extra visas for temporary, seasonal workers, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Houston to join lawsuit against Texas 'sanctuary city' law

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:54:08 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city leaders have voted to join a lawsuit trying to halt a Texas law that would crack down on "sanctuary cities."

  • Mother of 2 deported to native El Salvador, despite pardon

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:15:35 GMT

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A mother of two has been deported to her native El Salvador, despite the Virginia governor's pardon of a minor driving offense.

  • Pope backs proposed Italian law to better integrate migrants

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:54:58 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis threw his support behind proposed legislation aimed at better integrating migrants into Italian society and the workforce, intervening Wednesday in a broader debate over immigration and citizenship that has consumed national politics in recent weeks.

  • Australia: US vetting of Pacific island refugees nearly done

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:54:00 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. officials are "in the final stages" of vetting up to 1,250 refugees rejected by Australia for resettlement in the United States, an Australian official said Wednesday.

  • Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:28:08 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying "war taxes" to street gangs in Honduras. Another told how he finally left that country after he was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a police gunfight. And yet another described his harrowing trip from El Salvador with a smuggler who kept a pistol on his car's dashboard, just in case.