Latest Immigration News

Immigrant families rejoice over Biden's expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

Jun. 19, 2024 03:07 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or 10 years after her...

Strict asylum rules and poor treatment of migrants are pushing people north to the UK

Jun. 19, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

AMBLETEUSE, France (AP) — The rising tide crept above their waists, soaking the babies they hugged tight. Around a dozen Kurds refused to leave the cold waters of the English Channel in a futile attempt to delay the inevitable: French police had just foiled their latest attempt to reach the...

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a sweeping new plan from Biden

Jun. 18, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered expansive election-year action Tuesday to offer potential citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his recent aggressive crackdown on the southern border that enraged advocates and many...

Trump declares 'I love Milwaukee' after reportedly using the word 'horrible' for the RNC host city

Jun. 18, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

RACINE, Wisconsin (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeatedly praised Milwaukee just weeks before it hosts the Republican National Convention, playing cleanup after he reportedly used the word “horrible” in talking about swing-state Wisconsin’s largest city. ...

Biden is offering some migrants a pathway to citizenship. Here's how the plan will work

Jun. 18, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Biden administration policy announced Tuesday will give roughly half a million immigrants who are married to American citizens but lack legal status in the United States a pathway to citizenship for them and their children. It is one of President Joe Biden's...

Here’s where courts are slowing Republican efforts for a state role in enforcing immigration law

Jun. 18, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has long had sole authority over immigration policy in the United States, but several Republican-led states have continued to push for a role in enforcing regulations out of frustration with current policy and as a way to criticize Democratic U.S....

Ecuador stops waiving visas for Chinese nationals because of an increase in irregular migration

Jun. 18, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador on Tuesday announced the suspension of an agreement with China that had waived visas for Chinese citizens traveling to the South American country, citing a “worrying” increase in irregular migration. Ecuador's Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

Biden will announce deportation protection and work permits for spouses of US citizens

Jun. 17, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning to announce a sweeping new policy Tuesday that would lift the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of people married to U.S. citizens, an aggressive election-year action on immigration that had been sought by many Democrats. ...

Central African Republic faces increased rebel activity and spillover from Sudan war, UN experts say

Jun. 17, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Activities of armed groups in the volatile Central African Republic have increased, complicating a security landscape that has seen a spillover of the conflict in neighboring Sudan, U.N. experts warn in a new report. The panel of experts cite confirmed reports...

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the U.S. U.S. District Court...