Latest Immigration News

Judge tosses out lawsuit over law center's hate group labels

Sep. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused leaders of the Southern Poverty Law Center of trying to financially destroy one of the organizations that it has labeled as a hate group. The Center for Immigration Studies' lawsuit is devoid of any allegation that the law...

Tent courtrooms open to process migrants waiting in Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tent courtrooms opened Monday in two Texas border cities to help process thousands of migrants who are being forced by the Trump administration to wait in Mexico while their requests for asylum wind through clogged immigration courts. The court in Laredo opened with a judge who appeared...

Legal challenge filed to public charge rule

Sep. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An organization advocating for low-wage immigrants has filed a legal challenge to a Trump administration rule that may deny green cards to immigrants who use public services. Georgetown Law school's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and CASA filed a legal challenge in...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Either the dogs have to be eliminated from the world or the people who fight the dogs or both, but there needs to be an...

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in...

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears

Sep. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Correction: Sikh Killed-Anniversary story

Sep. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about the anniversary of an Indian Sikh immigrant gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he died in 2011. He died in 2001. A corrected version of the story is below: Sikh preaches love 18 years after...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....