Latest Immigration News

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

Sep. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited...

US, El Salvador sign asylum deal, details to be worked out

Sep. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures before...

The Latest: Greek refugee camp unable to house new arrivals

Sep. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Malta has taken in 35 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by a humanitarian ship a day earlier. The Ocean Viking had assisted Maltese authorities and pulled the migrants from an overcrowded wooden boat on...

The Latest: US may send some asylum-seekers to El Salvador

Sep. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an agreement between the U.S. and El Salvador to make it a haven for migrants seeking asylum. (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A copy of an agreement between the United States and El Salvador says the U.S. may send some asylum-seekers to El Salvador but not until both countries...

Colorado ICE activists target detention center warden's home

Sep. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Colorado protesters demanding the end to immigrant incarceration have targeted the neighborhood of the top official in charge of Aurora's privately run detention center. The Aurora Sentinel reports that two immigrant-rights activist groups Denver Communists and Abolish ICE Denver began...

Scholarship helps first-generation law students buy books

Sep. 20, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Yelky Perez set up her book scholarship for first generation lawyers. It's a noble project, considering Perez, 27, is just like them. Not only is the Teaneck resident the first in her family to attend law school, Perez is only one year ahead of the incoming Rutger Law School students...

Virginia sheriff ends immigrant detention program

Sep. 20, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff has ended an agreement with federal authorities to lock up people suspected of being in the United States illegally. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron has for two years jailed detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in exchange for...

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

Sep. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration reversed its decision Thursday to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships, following weeks of public outcry and a congressional inquiry into the decision. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

NJ man charged with terrorism offenses targeting landmarks

Sep. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man who allegedly photographed or recorded video of landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Boston's Fenway Park as potential terrorism targets in the early to mid-2000s has been charged with terror offenses by authorities who say he was working on behalf...