Latest Immigration News

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A long freight train loaded with about 300 to 400...

Border group leader injured in New Mexico jail altercation

Apr. 24, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the leader of a civilian group that has detained asylum-seeking migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border was injured while he was jailed in New Mexico, after being arrested on federal weapons charges. The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday in a statement...

New Mexico top elections chief joins race for US Senate

Apr. 24, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her campaign Wednesday for U.S. Senate in 2020, taking on six-term U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for the Democratic nomination. Toulouse Oliver told The Associated Press in an interview that she wants to expand local...

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...

Florida House passes GOP immigration 'sanctuary' ban bill

Apr. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House passed a high-profile Republican bill Wednesday requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies that shield immigrants who are arrested. After hours of debate over two days,...

Officials look to ban deportation flights at county airport

Apr. 24, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials are looking to block deportation flights carried out for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from an airport south of Seattle. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Tuesday to eventually ban such flights at the King County...

Arizona officials expand temporary housing for migrants

Apr. 24, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in Arizona are expanding temporary housing options for the latest of thousands of migrants arriving in Tucson this year with their families. The Arizona Daily Star reports Wednesday that Pima County has opened a temporary shelter to house some of the hundreds of asylum...

GOP lawmakers, sheriffs weigh in on driver's license issue

Apr. 24, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several Republican elected officials are voicing their opposition to a proposal in the Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. State Sen. Daphne Jordan, of Saratoga County, and Assemblyman Jake Ashby, of...

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Apr. 23, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

TONALA, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a...