Latest Immigration News

Jury awards $1.4M to man who got vasectomy, not circumcision

Nov. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury in Iowa has awarded $1.4 million to a Burmese immigrant who wanted a circumcision but instead got a vasectomy. The Des Moines Register reports that the jury last week leveled a $2 million judgment against Dr. Kevin Birusingh, who performed the vasectomy. But jurors decided...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

Nov. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigration. In a joint statement in Paris Monday, the two pushed for a “reinforced...

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Cab driver to be sentenced for extorting immigrants

Nov. 17, 2019 12:12 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut cab driver convicted in an extortion scheme that involved kidnapping immigrants at a bus station is facing sentencing. Carlos Hernandez potentially faces a term of life in prison when he is sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. A lawyer for the 56-year-old...

Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

Nov. 17, 2019 9:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Confederation of...

Plan would create a Marietta shelter for immigrant children

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A building in Marietta could be used to house immigrant children under a plan by a local nonprofit group. Freemont Grace Human Services has obtained approval from the city’s zoning department to refurbish an existing building and convert it into a shelter, The Atlanta...

UK’s Labour Party hammering out election platform

Nov. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leaders are meeting Saturday to hammer out the details of their platform for next month’s U.K. election amid tensions over immigration, which has been central to the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to...

Woman from Brazil celebrates becoming a US citizen

Nov. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Lene Ferreira once told her family that she was leaving Brazil for the United States for only about six months. Nearly 23 years later, she was officially certified on Nov. 7 as a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Ferreira told the Press & Dakotan that she had a...

California governor pardons 3 in bid to block deportations

Nov. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is pardoning three men who separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old and now are attempting to avoid being deported to Cambodia or Vietnam. It’s the latest in a series of similar actions by the...

Private prison firm preps for 2020 ‘worst case scenario’

Nov. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a giant private prison company says his firm is prepared for the “worst case scenario” should a Democratic presidential candidate win the 2020 election and attempt to abolish private involvement in the prison sector. CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger addressed...