Latest Immigration policy News

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

May. 21, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because they did not have the equipment to test for it and Angeles, who had...

5th migrant child dies after detention by US border agents

May. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager,...

Elder care homes rake in profits as workers earn a pittance

May. 19, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

She alights from a black Ferrari convertible, her Christian Louboutin stilettos glinting in the sunlight. The lid of her black lacquer grand piano is propped open in the living room of her plush Beverly Hills home. "I own a chain of elderly care facilities," she says into the camera on Bravo's reality television...

Pritzker considering bill to halt immigrant detention center

May. 19, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is to consider a measure the state Legislature has approved that would ban privatized immigration detention centers in Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports the state Senate last week approved the measure, which the Illinois House passed in April . The legislation is in...

Italy's Salvini stakes out post as Europe's populist leader

May. 19, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic results in next week's European Parliament elections in their bid to transform European politics. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Sea-Watch enters Italian waters with migrants, flouting ban

May. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says its ship carrying 47 migrants has entered Italian waters despite an explicit ban by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Sea-Watch said Saturday it flouted the ban for humanitarian reasons, moving toward the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. Italy...

Update to Connecticut immigration law awaits House action

May. 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's House of Representatives must decide whether to weigh in on the national immigration debate. The Democratic-controlled Senate last week advanced a bill to the Democratic-controlled House for action that makes changes to Connecticut's civil immigration detainer law. The...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

May. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

The Latest: New immigration plan to change focus from family

May. 17, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The immigration plan unveiled by President Donald Trump includes a proposal to allow public donations to pay for his long-promised southern border wall. A fact sheet release by the White House on Thursday...