Latest Immigration News

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Jul. 22, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track...

Budget negotiators close on debt, agency spending deal

Jul. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are on the cusp of a critical debt and budget agreement, a deal that would amount to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over fiscal deadlines. Aides on both sides of...

Pima County board approves new migrant shelter

Jul. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Leaders in Tucson have approved a plan to house immigrant families released by the U.S. government in an unused section of a juvenile detention center. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted along party lines on Monday to approve the agreement with Catholic Community Services,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcement

Jul. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Sunday that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from that Central American country. Pompeo spent the morning with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Jul. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. For decades, the U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in...

Aide: Trump criticism of US not same as 4 Democrats' words

Jul. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a "huge difference" between Donald Trump's criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color with whom Trump is feuding over the direction of the...

Refugee swimmer feels for separated families at US border

Jul. 21, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most terrible thing...

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born. The Democratic legislator spoke in New York for the first time since Trump again...

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Jul. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to cross the U.S.-Mexico border....