Latest Immigration News

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Sep. 22, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The drama of parents being separated from their children at the border dominated the headlines this summer. But thousands of immigrant families are experiencing a similar frustration with new hurdles to take custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own. The...

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

Sep. 21, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the...

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Sep. 21, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday. It means judges would have an...

The Latest: Arizona crash driver had smuggling record

Sep. 21, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash that left eight dead including four Guatemalans (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Court records show the driver and passenger of an SUV involved in a deadly head-on crash that left them and four Guatemalan men dead had been previously convicted of immigrant smuggling...

Court records show driver in Arizona crash that killed 4 Guatemalans had been convicted of immigrant smuggling charges

Sep. 21, 2018 3:06 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Court records show driver in Arizona crash that killed 4 Guatemalans had been convicted of immigrant smuggling charges.

Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Massachusetts' highest court denied a bid to block federal immigration agents from making arrests at state courthouses, though she expressed concern that the practice may be scaring off some witnesses and others needed in court. Justice Elspeth Cypher of the Supreme Judicial Court...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the...

12-year-old girl from Honduras reunited with her family

Sep. 21, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A girl from Honduras has been reunited with her family in New Hampshire after she was separated from them by the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on border crossings. Twelve-year-old Nathalia Guzman traveled from Yoro, Honduras with her aunt Francia Guzman, her uncle,...