Latest Immigration policy News

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

Jan. 22, 2021 3:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Friday moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration. In rushing to court not even a week after Biden was sworn in, America's biggest red state signaled that it was ready...

Hispanic farm workers wait in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The farmworkers who got their shots are among the millions of immigrants around the United States, who advocacy groups warn may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Jan. 22, 2021 2:20 PM EST

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to receive the coronavirus vaccine on a Southern California grape farm. The farmworkers who got their shots are among vulnerable immigrants in the United States — particularly the 11 million...

Settlement in racial bias case includes sheriff's apology

Jan. 21, 2021 5:17 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that includes a written apology from the county's sheriff, her attorneys said Thursday. In his apology to Sara...

President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

Jan. 20, 2021 11:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the opening salvo of his presidency, few expected Joe Biden to be so far-reaching on immigration. A raft of executive orders signed Wednesday undoes many of his predecessor’s hallmark initiatives, such as halting work on a border wall with Mexico, lifting a travel ban on people...

Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV from the Workers Justice Center, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn based non-profit that helps immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

Jan. 20, 2021 8:10 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated...

Biden signs 1st executive orders, targeting Trump policies on immigration, climate change, racial equity and virus

Jan. 20, 2021 5:14 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs 1st executive orders, targeting Trump policies on immigration, climate change, racial equity and virus.

In first hours as president, Biden to sign 15 executive actions reversing Trump policies on climate, immigration, virus

Jan. 20, 2021 5:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — In first hours as president, Biden to sign 15 executive actions reversing Trump policies on climate, immigration, virus.
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Jan. 20, 2021 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office. That starts with confronting a pandemic that has killed 400,000 Americans and extends to sweeping...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp

Jan. 19, 2021 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the...

A Honduran migrant child is helped off a Guatemalan army truck after being returned to El Florido, Guatemala, one of the border points between Guatemala and Honduras, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

Jan. 19, 2021 6:27 PM EST

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pressed on toward the Mexican border, while others accepted rides from authorities back to Honduras. Many of...