Latest Immigration policy News

Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families

Apr. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An email brought Faeza Satouf’s world to a standstill. The 25-year-old Syrian refugee had fled the civil war with her family in an all-too-familiar journey across the sea to Europe, where they finally arrived in Denmark and were granted...

California shelter opens to immigrant children from border

Apr. 22, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A federal emergency shelter in California is starting to receive immigrant children from border facilities in what advocates hope will be an improvement in their care. As many as 150 children were expected Thursday at the Long Beach Convention...

Supreme Court likely to bar some 'green card' applicants

Apr. 19, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favorable, in arguments via telephone, to the case made by the Biden...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 19, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Exciting developments evolving in Peosta When 100 residents show up at a meeting to weigh in on the city’s long-term planning and review designs for future parks and trails, that’s solid...

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United...

Facility for teen immigrant girls in Houston being closed

Apr. 17, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A facility in Houston that housed girls who crossed U.S. border unaccompanied is being closed and the girls immediately moved, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday. About 450 girls housed since April 1 in an Emergency Intake Site...

Housing for migrant kids currently unneeded in Connecticut

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Gov. Ned Lamont's administration they do not, for the moment, need sites in Connecticut to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, state officials confirmed Friday. ...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Washington state governor OKs bill banning for-profit jails

Apr. 14, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The measure approved by the Washington Legislature bans for-profit detention centers...

Cook Co. aims to disrupt conviction-to-deportation pipeline

Apr. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — This story was co-produced by Injustice Watch and Borderless Magazine. —- Alejandra Cano thought she was in the clear. It had been five years since she got sober after a decades long struggle with drug...