Latest Immigration News

US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

Sep. 23, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or "public...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Sep. 22, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The drama of parents being separated from their children at the border dominated the headlines this summer. But thousands of immigrant families are experiencing a similar frustration with new hurdles to take custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own. The...

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

Sep. 21, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the...

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Sep. 21, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday. It means judges would have an...

The Latest: Arizona crash driver had smuggling record

Sep. 21, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash that left eight dead including four Guatemalans (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Court records show the driver and passenger of an SUV involved in a deadly head-on crash that left them and four Guatemalan men dead had been previously convicted of immigrant smuggling...

Court records show driver in Arizona crash that killed 4 Guatemalans had been convicted of immigrant smuggling charges

Sep. 21, 2018 3:06 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Court records show driver in Arizona crash that killed 4 Guatemalans had been convicted of immigrant smuggling charges.

Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Massachusetts' highest court denied a bid to block federal immigration agents from making arrests at state courthouses, though she expressed concern that the practice may be scaring off some witnesses and others needed in court. Justice Elspeth Cypher of the Supreme Judicial Court...