Latest Illegal immigration News

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes

May. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle's farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate...

Mexico 'crime scene' skulls turn out to be from A.D. 900

Apr. 27, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Mexican police found a pile of about 150 skulls in a cave near the Guatemalan border, they thought they were looking at a crime scene, and took the bones to the state capital. It turns out it was a very cold case. It took a decade of tests...

Cyprus plans surveillance system to stem migrant crossings

Apr. 19, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will install an electronic surveillance system along the buffer zone that divides the island nation along ethnic lines, to stem a surge in illegal immigration through the breakaway north, the government said Tuesday. Government spokesman Marios...

EXPLAINER: Why did Texas hold up trucks on border for days?

Apr. 15, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to impose additional inspections of trucks entering Texas from Mexico was his latest move in an unprecedented foray into border security, which has long been the federal government's domain. The two-term governor, like many...

In ad, South Carolina's Mace presses finish for border wall

Apr. 14, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In her primary race against an opponent backed by former President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina has released her first campaign ad, touting one of his signature projects: finishing the U.S.-Mexico border wall. “Enough is enough,”...

New Mexico legislature approves payments to offset inflation

Apr. 06, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide new payments totaling $500 for individual adults or $1,000 per household to offset steep prices for fuel and raging inflation, under a bill approved by the state Legislature. A decisive 35-1 Senate vote sent the Democratic-sponsored...

UK still struggling to address Windrush scandal failings

Mar. 31, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government agency that oversees immigration is still struggling to address many of the problems that upended the lives of thousands of people of Caribbean descent wrongly targeted as illegal migrants, an independent reviewer said Thursday, more than four years after the...

Reed College responds to video containing racist comments

Mar. 26, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Reed College has acknowledged that a video posted to TikTok and Twitter “shows a Reed faculty member making offensive and racist comments at a local business.” Reed President Audrey Bilger and Dean of the Faculty Professor Kathy Oleson commented Friday...

Health program for undocumented seniors leaves some behind

Mar. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors’ note: Injustice Watch and Chicago Tribune teamed up to report on the challenges facing Illinois’ aging undocumented population. This is the second installment in a series focused on access to health care and housing. Leer en español. ___ ...