Latest Illegal immigration News

Florida governor signs bill banning sanctuary policies

Jun. 14, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a ceremony that often felt like a campaign rally for him and President Donald Trump. The bill prohibits local governments...

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun. 13, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes, however,...

Man pleads guilty to threatening Congress members over phone

Jun. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to leaving threatening rants about gun control, illegal immigration, homosexuals, black people and Muslims for three Democratic members of Congress. Federal court records show that 49-year-old John Kless pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threatening...

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

Jun. 10, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. Democrats in the state Legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state's Medicaid program. Not everyone...

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

Jun. 9, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to resist the policies of Republican President Donald Trump's administration. Democrats in the state Legislature...

US-Mexico deal offers few new solutions, political victory

Jun. 9, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes few new solutions to swiftly stem the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America's southern border. But it delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision — announced by...

Trump says tariffs on Mexico suspended indefinitely

Jun. 8, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agreed to falls short...

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

Jun. 8, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agreed to falls short of some of...

Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

Jun. 7, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention...

Armstrong not sold on Trump's tariffs on Mexican imports

Jun. 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong isn't sold on President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexican imports aimed at cracking down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. Armstrong, the state's lone congressman and an ardent Trump...