Latest Immigration News

Hillary Clinton to help immigrants reuniting with children

Jul. 21, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants looking to reunite with their families: She says she'll help organize transportation they might not be able to afford. "I'm going to be tweeting about this in the days to come, but if any of you work for an airline please direct...

Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

Jul. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) — Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after...

Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city

Jul. 21, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Japan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin America's biggest country. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. An estimated 1.9 million...

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

Jul. 21, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press it...

Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

Jul. 21, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government can't strip a terrorist of his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled this month in a decision siding with a Pakistan-born man serving the last few years of a 20-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge. The case...

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

Jul. 21, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government's policy of separating immigrant families didn't recognize his parents at first when they reunited in...

'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

Jul. 21, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S....

Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

Jul. 20, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border. Justice Department attorneys said in federal court in San Diego that 450 children 5 and older had been...

Lawyers: Asylum seekers endure horrible conditions in prison

Jul. 20, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Strip searches. Overcrowded cells with open toilets. Scant meals that violate religious restrictions. Federal public defenders say 120 asylum seekers are enduring those conditions at a federal prison in Oregon where some have considered suicide and at least one has attempted it. "We are...

Specialist facing US Army discharge sues for citizenship

Jul. 20, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Army specialist born in South Korea has sued to demand a response to her American citizenship application after the military moved to discharge her. Yea Ji Sea, a 29-year-old from Gardena, California, who has served four years and is assigned to the duty station at Fort Sam...