Latest Immigration News

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Detention center moves sale agreement to closed session

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island detention center has decided to move the discussion around a potential sale to a private operator behind closed doors. The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls has put aside consideration of agreement with creditors Monday night. The decision angered...

California woman pleads guilty in 'birth tourism' scheme

Sep. 17, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who ran a Southern California "birth tourism" business that charged Chinese clients to help them give birth in the United States has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud. Dongyuan Li of Irvine also pleaded guilty to federal visa fraud Tuesday....

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to a White House request to replenish funds for bailout...

Arizona driver arrested after 31 immigrants found in big rig

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of human smuggling after 31 Mexican immigrants were found in the tractor-trailer he was driving. U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado say the 40-year-old driver is a...

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

Sep. 17, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to stay. The two were going to plead their case in a court set...

Man shot by immigration agent charged with illegal reentry

Sep. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Mexican man who was shot by immigration agents in Tennessee while fleeing a traffic stop two weeks ago has been detained and charged with illegal reentry. According to court documents, Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez was detained on Tuesday in Nashville. He has been deported four...

Colorado defense claims 'anti-Mexican bias' in shooting case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado defense attorney has asked a judge to bar references of a man's immigration status at trial and any potential sentencing hearing calling it "anti-Mexican bias." The Gazette reports that Denver attorney Carrie Thompson says the detail could turn a jury against him,...

NC Sen. Tillis highlights Trump in first re-election bid ad

Sep. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Sen. Thom Tillis' first ad for his re-election campaign emphasizes an endorsement from President Donald Trump and immigration-related legislation that he has filed. The Republican incumbent's campaign unveiled on Tuesday the television commercial airing statewide that...

Texas truck driver pleads guilty in immigrant smuggling case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a trucker faces up to 10 years in federal prison after trying to smuggle more than 70 immigrants in a locked trailer through a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas. Nelson Vargas-Torres pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants....