Latest Immigration News

Attorneys say Biden administration’s new safety standards for migrant children in custody not enough

Jun. 21, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for migrant children who arrived to the United States on their own say the Biden administration’s new rules are not enough to ensure their safety while they are in U.S. custody and should not replace a decades-old agreement from a court settlement that requires...

Capital murder charges filed against 2 Venezuelan men in the death of a 12-year-old girl in Houston

Jun. 21, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Prosecutors filed capital murder charges Friday against two men suspected of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl whose body was found in a creek after she disappeared during a walk to a convenience store. The charging documents filed in Harris County, Texas, court do not list...

The Supreme Court rules against California woman whose husband was denied entry to US

Jun. 21, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a California woman who said her rights were violated after federal officials refused to allow her husband into the country, in part, because of the way his tattoos were interpreted. The 6-3 decision along ideological...

Biden's 2 steps on immigration could reframe how US voters see a major political problem for him

Jun. 21, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Over the course of two weeks, President Joe Biden has imposed significant restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. while also offering potential citizenship to hundreds of thousands of people without legal status already living in the country. The...

Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric

Jun. 20, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in an interview posted Thursday he wants to give automatic green cards to foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges, a sharp departure from the anti-immigrant rhetoric he typically uses on the campaign trail. Trump was asked...

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions

Jun. 20, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of arrests by Border Patrol agents of people illegally crossing into the United States fell in May to the third lowest of any month during the Biden presidency, while preliminary figures released Thursday show encounters with migrants falling even more in the roughly...

Thousands of refugees in Indonesia have spent years awaiting resettlement. Their future is unclear

Jun. 20, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

TANJUNGPINANG, Indonesia (AP) — Morwan Mohammad walks down an old hotel corridor on Batam Island in northwestern Indonesia before entering a 6-square-meter (64-square-foot) room that has been home to him and his growing family for the past eight years. Mohammad, who fled war in...

Immigrant families rejoice over Biden's expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

Jun. 19, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or 10 years after her...

Strict asylum rules and poor treatment of migrants are pushing people north to the UK

Jun. 19, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

AMBLETEUSE, France (AP) — The rising tide crept above their waists, soaking the babies they hugged tight. Around a dozen Kurds refused to leave the cold waters of the English Channel in a futile attempt to delay the inevitable: French police had just foiled their latest attempt to reach the...

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a sweeping new plan from Biden

Jun. 18, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered expansive election-year action Tuesday to offer potential citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his recent aggressive crackdown on the southern border that enraged advocates and many...