Latest Immigration News

How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession

Apr. 12, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, gas up her car — and send money home to her parents. Reaching the United States was a harrowing...

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 12, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag about when it comes to his own record. Americans generally think that while they were in the White...

German parliament approves payment cards for asylum-seekers to limit cash payments

Apr. 12, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation introducing payment cards for asylum-seekers, a system that is meant to limit benefits paid in cash and make the country less attractive for migrants. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Germany's 16 state governors agreed...

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

Dominican authorities launch probe after an immigration officer is accused of raping a 14-year-old

Apr. 11, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday they have launched an investigation after an immigration officer was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The mother of the girl, who is from neighboring Haiti, alleged the assault...

EU lawmakers approve an overhaul of migration law, hoping to deprive the far right of votes

Apr. 10, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved Wednesday a major revamp of the bloc’s migration laws, hoping to end years of division over how to manage the entry of thousands of people without authorization and deprive the far right of a vote-winning campaign issue ahead of June elections....

Denver makes major shift in migrant response by extending support to six months but limiting spaces

Apr. 10, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a major shift Wednesday in the city's response to the migrant crisis, extending support to six months but with only about 1,000 spaces. The mayor's pivot follows failed attempts to get federal aid and deep cuts to the city's budget as Denver...

Iowa governor signs bill that gives state authority to arrest and deport some migrants

Apr. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will be a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if previously denied admission to or removed from the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday. The law, which takes effect July 1, has elevated anxiety in Iowa's...

Desperate young Guatemalans try to reach the US even after horrific deaths of migrating relatives

Apr. 10, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

COMITANCILLO, Guatemala (AP) — Every night for nearly two years, Glendy Aracely Ramírez has prayed by the altar in her parents’ mud-brick bedroom where, under a large crucifix, is a picture of her sister Blanca. The 23-year-old died alongside 50 other migrants in a smuggler’s tractor-trailer...

More than half of foreign-born people in US live in just 4 states and half are naturalized citizens

Apr. 09, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than half of the foreign-born population in the United States lives in just four states — California, Texas, Florida and New York — and their numbers grew older and more educated over the past dozen years, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census...