Latest Immigration News

A group of 2,000 migrants advance through southern Mexico in hopes of reaching the US

Jul. 23, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A group of 2,000 migrants from dozens of countries set out on foot Tuesday through southern Mexico as they attempt to reach the U.S., although recent similar attempts have failed, with groups disbanding after a few days without leaving the region. Several...

Hundreds of migrants leave southern Mexico on foot in a new caravan headed for the US border

Jul. 22, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, México (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from around a dozen countries left from Mexico’s southern border on foot Sunday, as they attempt to make it to the U.S. border. Some of the members of the group said they hoped to make it to the U.S. border before elections are...

Behind Biden's asylum halt: Migrants must say if they fear deportation, not wait to be asked

Jul. 21, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Posters inside a complex of giant, white tents tell migrants in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi they should tell an officer if they fear being deported and “your claim will be heard.” On a side wall where migrants are seated in a processing area, a video conveys the...

Legal fight continues with appeals over proposed immigration initiative for Arizona Nov. 5 ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The fight to keep a proposed border initiative off Arizona’s Nov. 5 ballot is not over yet. Immigrant advocates kept the issue alive this week by filing notice to the state Supreme Court that they will appeal the judge’s ruling. A Maricopa County...

Largest housing provider for migrant children engaged in pervasive sexual abuse, US says

Jul. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Employees of the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. repeatedly sexually abused and harassed children in their care for at least eight years, the Justice Department said Thursday, alleging a shocking litany of offenses that took place as...

Mexican president calls Donald Trump 'a friend' and says he'll warn him against closing border

Jul. 19, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president called Donald Trump “a friend” Friday and said he would write to the former U.S. president to warn him against pledging to close the border or blaming migrants for bringing drugs into the United States. President Andrés Manuel López...

FACT FOCUS: A look at claims made at the Republican National Convention as Trump accepts nomination

Jul. 19, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

As former President Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday he laid out his vision for running the country. He painted a dire picture of the state of the U.S. and outlined a range of actions he planned to take. But his comments were marked with a myriad of false and...

Panama president says repatriation of migrants crossing the Darien Gap will be voluntary

Jul. 18, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's President José Raúl Mulino said Thursday that migrants entering Panama through the treacherous Darien Gap will only be sent back to their countries if they agree to do so, potentially diminishing the impact of stricter immigration enforcement Mulino had pushed. ...

US Treasury sanctions Sierra Leone man for allegedly smuggling migrants into the United States

Jul. 18, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday on a man from Sierra Leone for allegedly smuggling thousands of migrants from Asia and Africa into the United States. The ring allegedly run by Abdul Karim Conteh provided false documents and drove...

Newly arrived migrants encounter hazards of food delivery on the streets of NYC: robbers

Jul. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Brad Song thought he was about to get his e-bike stolen a second time in a less than a month after delivering an order for Chinese food app Fantuan Delivery. Seven strangers surrounded the Chinese immigrant and knocked him off the scooter. He was rescued when a nearby...