Latest Immigration News

US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Dec. 02, 2021 13:31 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to accept the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it. ...

Turks and Caicos sea collision kills at least 7; dozens safe

Dec. 01, 2021 09:49 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Turks and Caicos police boat collided with a vessel carrying migrants believed to be from Haiti, spilling scores of people into the sea and leaving at least seven dead, police said. The Turks and Caicos police said they had recovered seven...

UN migration agency: COVID has 'radically altered' mobility

Dec. 01, 2021 06:10 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic appears to have accelerated “hostile rhetoric” against migrants in the world and “radically altered” mobility, projecting in a new report that travel and other COVID-19-fighting restrictions could dampen migration...

Celtics' Freedom calls becoming US citizen 'unforgettable'

Dec. 01, 2021 00:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life. The Boston Celtics center changed his name from Enes Kanter to Enes Kanter Freedom in celebration of him officially becoming a United States citizen on Monday. ...

Appeals court orders Biden deportation priorities reheard

Nov. 30, 2021 21:17 PM EST

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new hearing by the full court on the legality of the Biden administration’s selective criteria on who should be deported. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacated a Sept. 15 ruling...

Zemmour, French far-right pundit, launches presidential run

Nov. 30, 2021 11:10 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions officially entered the race for France's presidency on Tuesday and warned his supporters that they will likely be called racists for backing his anti-immigration and anti-Islam views that have already shaken up...

Former US Rep. Carrie Meek remembered as trailblazer

Nov. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Carrie Meek, who died Sunday, is being remembered as a trailblazer, a descendent of a slave who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction. But the late Congressman John Lewis had another way of describing her. ...

Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate

Nov. 28, 2021 13:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. The decision took a step toward resolving an issue that has long complicated...

Pope Francis pained at migrant deaths in English Channel

Nov. 28, 2021 08:16 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed pain and sorrow at the deaths and suffering of migrants crossing the English Channel, at the border between Poland and Belarus and in the Mediterranean Sea. The pope asked the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s...

Some states dropping 'dehumanizing' terms for immigrants

Nov. 27, 2021 15:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother’s residency card as a child: “alien.” In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was not yet a citizen of the U.S. But to her young daughter, the word had a more personal...