Latest Immigration policy News

California first to cover health care for all immigrants

Jun. 30, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday became the first state to guarantee free health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally, a move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year. ...

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

Jun. 30, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at...

Bill forcing NC sheriffs to aid immigration agents revived

Jun. 28, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by Republican lawmakers to force North Carolina’s sheriffs to learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them resurfaced at the General Assembly on Tuesday, more than a year after the legislation passed...

French parliament elects woman as its speaker, for 1st time

Jun. 28, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The new speaker of France's lower house of parliament — the first woman to hold the post — vigorously defended the right to abortion Tuesday and called on the chamber to be “vigilant” about protecting it from reversal. The National Assembly elected Yael...

46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

Jun. 28, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. ...

Houston-area sheriff withdraws as candidate for ICE director

Jun. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area sheriff said Monday that he has withdrawn from consideration for Immigration and Customs Enforcement director. President Joe Biden nominated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to the ICE director's post in April 2021. However, “more...

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

Jun. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Kokomo Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Broken system lets down Hoosier family Home. Home is what’s familiar to you. Home is where you grew up, went to school and where your friends live. Home is where your family...

Critics of new immigrant driver's license law seek repeal

Jun. 17, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A just-passed state law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses in Massachusetts is now the subject of a repeal effort. Critics, including members of the Massachusetts Republican Party, are supporting the push to put the repeal...

DeSantis wants panel to probe trafficking, sanctuary cities

Jun. 17, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday asked that a statewide grand jury be set up to examine networks that illegally smuggle people into the state as part of an investigation that also would focus on local governments that he says violate state law by adopting “sanctuary"...