Latest Immigration News

ICE withdraws big fines for immigrants living in churches

Oct. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reversing course months after threatening six-figure fines against immigrants taking sanctuary at churches. Seven women have been notified that ICE, using its discretion, is withdrawing its intent to pursue fines ranging from $300,000 and...

Ex-Arizona sheriff doesn't want conviction raised the future

Oct. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio urged an appeals court Wednesday to erase the lawman's now-pardoned criminal conviction so it can't be raised against him in any future court cases. The former six-term sheriff from metro Phoenix is appealing a ruling that refused to expunge his...

Harvard paper blasted for seeking immigration agency comment

Oct. 23, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

For student and professional journalists alike, it's a matter of ethical standards: The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, in its coverage of a campus protest against a federal immigration agency, reached out to the agency to ask for comment. To student activists, the request showed a disregard for students...

Border wall construction advances in South Texas

Oct. 23, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Work crews in South Texas are laying steel along the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the installation of new segments of border wall. The U.S. Border Patrol said workers were installing steel rebar at a site south of Donna, a small city in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The rebar will...

Prosecutor: Guards won't face charges after clash at protest

Oct. 23, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prison guards involved in a clash outside a detention center during a protest of federal immigration policy won't face charges, Rhode Island's attorney general said Wednesday. Democrat Peter Neronha announced the criminal investigation's conclusion, with the grand jury reporting...

Feds detain ex Russian Olympic official in South Florida

Oct. 23, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Russian Olympic Committee official who claimed his office was poisoned after being criticized by Russian President Vladimir Putin over preparations for the 2014 Winter Games has been arrested in Florida for an alleged immigration violation. Real estate developer Akhmed Bilalov, 48,...

Trump 2020 targeting Hispanic vote in nontraditional places

Oct. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania. His second campaign, far better financed and organized than his first, is pressing every potential...

Arpaio pushes to erase conviction pardoned by Trump

Oct. 23, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments Wednesday in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to erase his contempt of court conviction from his record after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump. The former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix had appealed a lower-court ruling that...

Police chief skipping Trump's 1st Chicago visit as president

Oct. 22, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub of...

Lawsuit: ICE agent threatened immigrant, raped her for years

Oct. 22, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An immigration agent threatened a Honduran woman living in Connecticut with deportation if she didn't have sex with him, then raped her as often as four times a week for seven years, impregnating her three times, the woman says in a federal lawsuit. The woman, identified in the...