Latest Immigration policy News

Maryland lawmakers override immigrant detention bill veto

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly voted Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a measure that bans local jails from being paid by the federal government to detain people on immigration matters in Maryland. Separately, the House approved a new congressional map in a...

EXPLAINER: What is the revived US policy on Mexico border?

Dec. 06, 2021 17:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday reinstated a Trump-era policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, seeking to comply with a court order and agreeing to changes and additions demanded by Mexico. It began in El Paso, Texas,...

Maryland lawmakers convene for redistricting session

Dec. 06, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new congressional map that could enable Democrats to gain a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats was advanced Monday by a legislative committee, which did not act on a separate proposal by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The committee's 18-6 vote...

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

Dec. 02, 2021 20:28 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 reinstate the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it. ...

Report: Vegas police quietly give jailed immigrants to feds

Nov. 27, 2021 13:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas help federal officials capture undocumented immigrants jailed for nonviolent crimes, a shift in practice that critics say was never made public. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also has instructed jail officials not to...

Can Biden find the right balance on immigration?

Nov. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats wielded demands to fix the nation’s broken immigration system as a cudgel against Republicans in the 2020 campaign. Elect us, went the argument, and we’ll stop the cruel treatment of migrants at the border, and put in place lasting and humane policies that...

Lawsuit could foil Illinois’ ban on immigration detention

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act into law in August, he put the state squarely on the side of a growing movement against the federal government’s vast immigration detention system. The law banned cities and counties statewide from renting...

No settlement for separated migrant families amid criticism

Nov. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants whose children were taken from them under former President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy have not reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. government, a lawyer for the families said Thursday as he and other advocates pushed back at increasing...

California asks review of order tossing ban on private jails

Nov. 17, 2021 14:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Wednesday asked the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that rejected the state's first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities. The ruling...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...