Latest Illegal immigration News

Immigrant advocates say US policy change endangers workers

Jul. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Immigrant advocates in New Orleans claim in a federal lawsuit that federal rule changes made last year by the U.S. Department of Labor will make foreign workers fearful of reporting workplace abuses or human trafficking for fear of being deported. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Washington...

Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif., Friday, June 26, 2020. Newsom has pardoned 13 former prisoners, including three whose immigration status may benefit. He also commuted the sentences of 21 current inmates on Friday, including several who killed their victims and had been serving life-without-parole sentences. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California governor pardons 13, commutes 21 sentences

Jun. 26, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned 13 former prisoners, including three whose immigration status may benefit from the decision. He also commuted the sentences of 21 current inmates, including several who killed their victims and had been serving life-without-parole...

President Donald Trump speaks to a group of young Republicans at Dream City Church, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With student gathering, Trump gets a more boisterous crowd

Jun. 24, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It wasn’t quite one of his signature big-stadium rallies. But President Donald Trump drew something closer to the jam-packed audience of political supporters he’s been craving as hundreds of young conservatives filled a Phoenix megachurch Tuesday to hear his call for them to...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Hickenlooper was supposed to be Democrats' worry-free solution to the Colorado Senate race, but he's stumbled badly in the weeks leading up to the party's June 30 primary. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in primary

Jun. 20, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper's standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 million on a scathing attack ad against Hickenlooper's rival in the race. The ad slams former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff for...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices reject Trump bid to void California sanctuary law

Jun. 15, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The justices’ order leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law....

UK equality body to review government over Windrush scandal

Jun. 11, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s official equality human rights watchdog said Friday it would use its statutory powers to assess the U.K.'s Home Office over tough new rules that from 2012 aimed at creating a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants. The Home Office's strategy, which was...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, California state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego speaks on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. The California Senate's plan to cover a projected budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and health care programs. Newsom's plan would cut funding for public schools by about $8 billion. The Senate's plan would restore $2.7 billion of those cuts, the rest being deferred to future years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Senate plan would reject most of governor's cuts

May. 28, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate on Thursday rejected most of Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts to public education and health care programs, instead endorsing a plan that would cover the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit by taking more money from reserves and...

Janeth wipes away tears as she worries about how to feed her family, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Washington. Since this image was taken Janeth and her husband Roberto have been diagnosed with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Coronavirus slams couple struggling to feed young daughter

May. 24, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The back door clicked shut behind him and he faced the brick walls of the alley. Roberto, one of tens of millions of newly laid off U.S. workers desperate to make ends meet in the pandemic, struggled with his emotions, upset at being steered to the clinic’s rear exit. But then...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, a marker in Richford, Vt., indicates the official border between the United States and Canada. Five Mexican citizens apprehended May 12, 2020, after illegally entering the U.S. in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

May. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the...