Latest Immigration policy News

Migrant-death suspect ran detention center accused of abuse

Oct. 01, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring another, was warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations. The shooting happened Tuesday...

Nonprofits help fund immigrants' legal fights on deportation

Sep. 28, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

As the number of immigrants seeking court permission to avoid deportation grows, foundations in Los Angeles have joined with local governments to direct millions of dollars to pay for lawyers to represent the immigrants, an effort they hope will be copied across the country. Unlike...

Appeals court blocks California ban on for-profit prisons

Sep. 26, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A larger panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday again blocked California's first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities, finding that it is trumped by the federal government. A three-judge...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 20, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 20, 2022. Editorial: Derek Schmidt wants Kansas to be more like Ron DeSantis’ Florida? Has he lost his mind? If Derek Schmidt likes Ron DeSantis’ Florida so much, he ought to buy a timeshare in Boca, but leave the cruel immigration...

Florida, Texas escalate flights, buses to move migrants

Sep. 15, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Republican governors are escalating their partisan tactic of sending migrants to Democratic strongholds without advance warning, including a wealthy summer enclave in Massachusetts and the home of Vice President Kamala Harris, to taunt leaders of immigrant-friendly...

Migrant buses dropped off by Texas near VP Harris' residence

Sep. 15, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two buses of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris' home in residential Washington on Thursday morning in the bitter political battle over the Biden administration's immigration policies. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. September 9, 2022. Editorial: Immigrant-friendly cities possible due to loopholes There are nearly 200 cities, counties and states in America that are considered sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. The best known cities are San...

New Massachusetts driver's license law faces repeal effort

Sep. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified the...

Border Patrol halts tweets from agency's West Texas region

Sep. 11, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has deactivated the agency's Twitter account for the West Texas region after it retweeted posts criticizing President Joe Biden's border policies and liked posts that made gay slurs against U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. ...

For some from Afghanistan, seeking asylum is complicated

Sep. 10, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A year after fleeing Afghanistan and losing everything for the second time in his life, Mohammad Naziry sat in the safety of his Roanoke apartment and discussed what is most important to him. Atop that short list are his family’s health and well-being. ...