Latest Immigration News

Cartels prey upon migrants who wait to cross US border

Nov. 17, 2019 7:54 AM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Plan would create a Marietta shelter for immigrant children

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A building in Marietta could be used to house immigrant children under a plan by a local nonprofit group. Freemont Grace Human Services has obtained approval from the city’s zoning department to refurbish an existing building and convert it into a shelter, The Atlanta...

UK’s Labour Party hammering out election platform

Nov. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leaders are meeting Saturday to hammer out the details of their platform for next month’s U.K. election amid tensions over immigration, which has been central to the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to...

Woman from Brazil celebrates becoming a US citizen

Nov. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Lene Ferreira once told her family that she was leaving Brazil for the United States for only about six months. Nearly 23 years later, she was officially certified on Nov. 7 as a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Ferreira told the Press & Dakotan that she had a...

California governor pardons 3 in bid to block deportations

Nov. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is pardoning three men who separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old and now are attempting to avoid being deported to Cambodia or Vietnam. It’s the latest in a series of similar actions by the...

Private prison firm preps for 2020 ‘worst case scenario’

Nov. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a giant private prison company says his firm is prepared for the “worst case scenario” should a Democratic presidential candidate win the 2020 election and attempt to abolish private involvement in the prison sector. CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger addressed...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

South African police disperse refugees protesting attacks

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shield-carrying South African police on Friday removed about 150 refugees who the United Nations refugee agency said forced their way into its compound while protesting recent anti-immigrant attacks. The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police...

Oregon’s chief justice bars ICE from courthouse arrests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, Oregon’s Supreme Court chief justice on Thursday prohibited civil arrests in state courthouses unless the arresting agency has a judicial arrest warrant. This sets up a potential...