Latest Immigration policy News

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Aug. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said...

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Aug. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse. Southwest Key filed applications to reopen a downtown...

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Aug. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to...

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

Aug. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Nearly half of Americans would be considered a...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Officer resigns after 2 hurt by truck at immigration protest

Aug. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An officer at a detention center resigned Friday amid investigations into a truck that drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies. The resignation of Capt. Thomas Woodworth from the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility was announced in a brief statement from the...

The Latest: 2 hurt, 1 seriously when truck hits protesters

Aug. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a driver whose truck menaced a group of immigration protesters (all times local): 5:30 p.m. An organization that has been protesting federal immigration policies says one of two people injured when a truck drove through demonstrators outside a...

2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

Aug. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an employee on leave. At least two people were injured, one seriously,...