Latest Illegal immigration News

The Latest: Trump arrives in New Mexico for rally

Sep. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in New Mexico and is on his way to a rally in a suburb of Albuquerque. Thousands of people were gathered at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, awaiting...

California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs

Sep. 14, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings and expanding health care to young immigrants living in the country illegally. That's on top of efforts...

Tent courts set to open on border for US asylum seekers

Sep. 10, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is ready to open a tent court on the border to help handle tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico, with hearings held entirely by videoconference. The court, or "soft-sided" facility as U.S. officials call it, is scheduled to...

Italy's Conte wins first confidence vote in Parliament

Sep. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday won the first of two mandatory confidence votes on his four-day-old coalition of rival parties, after a day of fielding insults during a boisterous Parliament session from an opposition outraged that Italy got a new government instead of a new election....

India's contentious citizen register attacked from all sides

Sep. 2, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Like many people in the northeast Indian state of Assam, Sajid Ali Ahmed, 25, is worried because his name did not appear on a controversial citizenship list released by the state government over the weekend. Sajid, a close relative of India's fifth president, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, and...

UN refugee chief urges India to ensure no one left stateless

Sep. 1, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top refugee official urged India to ensure no one is left stateless by the exclusion of nearly 2 million people from a citizenship list in Assam state. "Any process that could leave large numbers of people without a nationality would be an enormous blow to global efforts to...

Citizenship list in Indian state leaves out almost 2 million

Aug. 31, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 2 million people from the east Indian state of Assam were excluded Saturday from a final citizenship list that is intended to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants, amid fears they could be rendered stateless. A total of 31.1 million people were included on the...

Citizenship list in Indian state sparks fears for millions

Aug. 30, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — On the day before his five children were to appear in front of a tribunal in India's northeastern state of Assam to prove they were not in the country illegally, Rahim Ali hanged himself outside their corrugated metal shanty in the Muslim village of Banti Pur, his wife said. He was worried...

Texas governor says 'mistakes' made in immigrant rhetoric

Aug. 29, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday "mistakes were made" when he sent a fundraising mailer that called on supporters to "defend Texas" from illegal immigration, which was dated a day before a gunman targeting Mexicans killed 22 people in El Paso. The letter was condemned as...

Arizona extends tuition rate for students in US illegally

Aug. 22, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona high school graduates living in the country illegally will get expanded access to a special tuition rate at the state's three public universities, the Board of Regents decided Thursday. The board voted to drop a requirement for students to be enrolled in the Deferred Action for...