Latest Immigration News

The Latest: Granted asylum requests dropped in EU in 2018

Apr. 25, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The European Union's statistics agency says more than 300,000 people were granted asylum within the bloc last year, a drop of almost 40 percent from 2017. Eurostat said Thursday that around 333,400 people were...

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A long freight train loaded with about 300 to 400...

Border group leader injured in New Mexico jail altercation

Apr. 24, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the leader of a civilian group that has detained asylum-seeking migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border was injured while he was jailed in New Mexico, after being arrested on federal weapons charges. The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday in a statement...

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...

Florida House passes GOP immigration 'sanctuary' ban bill

Apr. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House passed a high-profile Republican bill Wednesday requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies that shield immigrants who are arrested. After hours of debate over two days,...

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Apr. 23, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

TONALA, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a...

Armed border group shuts down camp at border in New Mexico

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border left its post in the New Mexico desert Tuesday amid pressure from law enforcement following videos that showed militia members stopping migrants who had illegally crossed into the country. Sunland Park police and...

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census,...

Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. corporations...