Latest Immigration policy News

Judge: Suit by group critical of immigration can proceed

Aug. 17, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group calling for sharply limiting immigration has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former...

Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data

Aug. 16, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Data broker LexisNexis Risk Solutions allegedly violated Illinois law by collecting and combining extensive personal information and selling it to third parties including federal immigration authorities, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by immigration advocates. ...

Biden administration says 'Remain in Mexico' policy is over

Aug. 09, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. The timing had...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

US to issue ID to migrants awaiting deportation proceedings

Aug. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

U.S. immigration authorities are planning to issue photo ID cards to immigrants in deportation proceedings in a bid to slash paper use and help people stay up-to-date on required meetings and court hearings, officials said. The proposal from Immigration and Customs Enforcement is...

Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy

Aug. 01, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday certified its month-old ruling allowing the Biden administration to end a cornerstone Trump-era border policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, a pro forma act that has drawn attention amid near-total silence...

Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy

Jul. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The court's order Thursday leaves the policy frozen nationwide for now. The vote...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 18, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Operation Lone Star’s cost is out of control At a legislative hearing in Austin last week, lawmakers from both parties grumbled about the murky costs of Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott’s exorbitantly...

NC governor vetoes 4 bills, 1 directing sheriffs to aid ICE

Jul. 11, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday for the second time in four years that would demand North Carolina sheriffs learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and make an effort to hold those whom federal agents want to pick up. The Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 10, 2022. Editorial: A deadly San Antonio crime scene refutes the open border lie San Antonio police had barely finished counting dead bodies after the grisly discovery of dozens of migrants in the back of a scorching tractor-trailer...