Latest Immigration policy News

Report: Vegas police quietly give jailed immigrants to feds

Nov. 27, 2021 13:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas help federal officials capture undocumented immigrants jailed for nonviolent crimes, a shift in practice that critics say was never made public. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also has instructed jail officials not to...

Can Biden find the right balance on immigration?

Nov. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats wielded demands to fix the nation’s broken immigration system as a cudgel against Republicans in the 2020 campaign. Elect us, went the argument, and we’ll stop the cruel treatment of migrants at the border, and put in place lasting and humane policies that...

Lawsuit could foil Illinois’ ban on immigration detention

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act into law in August, he put the state squarely on the side of a growing movement against the federal government’s vast immigration detention system. The law banned cities and counties statewide from renting...

No settlement for separated migrant families amid criticism

Nov. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants whose children were taken from them under former President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy have not reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. government, a lawyer for the families said Thursday as he and other advocates pushed back at increasing...

California asks review of order tossing ban on private jails

Nov. 17, 2021 14:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Wednesday asked the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that rejected the state's first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities. The ruling...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...

Progressives say Nevada redistricting maps split Latino vote

Nov. 13, 2021 21:04 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A congressional district map that would bolster Democrats' advantage in Nevada swing districts is angering progressives who argue in the process it dilutes minority voting power by splitting Latinos across three districts. The map proposed by...

As many try living with virus, China keeps up zero tolerance

Nov. 10, 2021 06:51 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Wang Lijie planned to spend three days in the Gobi Desert last month to take in the area's famous poplar forest as its trees turned a golden yellow. Instead, the Beijing resident has been stuck for more than three weeks, much of it in quarantine,...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 08, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 4, 2021. Editorial: In America, we don’t ban ideas - we challenge them. Even in Texas Not to cast aspersions on the academic accomplishments of state Rep. Matt Krause (San Diego Christian College, 2003) or Gov. Greg Abbott...

Biden: Families of separated children deserve compensation

Nov. 06, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the families of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration should be compensated, as his Department of Justice is in settlement talks with affected families. ...