Latest Illegal immigration News

New York gives $250M in COVID benefits to excluded workers

Sep. 03, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has doled out $250 million so far from a $2 billion fund targeted at workers who are in the country illegally and have been excluded from other COVID-19 unemployment benefit programs, the state's governor said Friday. Gov. Kathy Hochul said...

Man gets life sentence in 2018 killing of Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in the abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, three years after she disappeared while out for an evening run. Judge Joel Yates' sentence for Cristhian Bahena...

2 plead guilty to taking 3 in US illegally to Marine base

Aug. 25, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A husband and wife from North Carolina have pleaded guilty to transporting people living in the country illegally onto a U.S. Marine base by boat, a federal prosecutor said. Timothy Scott Belcher, 56, and Georgina Belcher, 63, of Jacksonville...

Latvia declares state of emergency along its Belarus border

Aug. 10, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Latvia declared a state of emergency Tuesday at its Belarus border, authorizing the border guards but also armed forces and police to use physical force to return migrants to the country from which they came. Latvia, like neighboring...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 27 The Wall Street Journal on proposals for a Civilian Climate Corps: As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short...

California expands health care to more low-income immigrants

Jul. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who are at least 50 and living in the country without permission are newly eligible for state health care coverage under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday, part of a record state budget that includes major investments in mental health,...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 09, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Little’s border defense is less than underwhelming July 8, 2021 The Lewiston Tribune By lending five Idaho State Police officers to Arizona to stop drug traffickers,...

Petition backs ban on 'illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees'

Jul. 07, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A petition in a northwestern North Dakota county backs the idea of a ban on illegal immigrants and the notion of declaring the county a Second Amendment “gun sanctuary.” Language on the resolution led by county resident Nicole Engberg offers...

UK bases on Cyprus boost fight against migrant smugglers

Jul. 07, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

PERGAMOS, Cyprus (AP) — Authorities at a British military base on Cyprus have hired 50% more customs officers and procured detection equipment to better thwart illegal immigration from the breakaway north of the ethnically split island. The addition of 24 new officers...

California budget boosts health care for older immigrants

Jun. 26, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon pay the health care bills for low-income people 50 and older who are living in the country illegally, part of an expansion of Medicaid that aims to inch the nation's most populous state toward Democrats' goal of making sure everyone has health...