Latest Immigration News

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release"...

Man charged with threatening Congress members over phone

Apr. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man unleashed threatening rants over the phone against three Democratic members of Congress, as he raged against gun control, illegal immigration, homosexuals, black people and Muslims, authorities said. John Kless, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with making threatening...

US authorities issue warning after group stops migrants

Apr. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday warned private groups to avoid policing the border after a string of videos on social media showed armed civilians detaining large groups of Central American families in New Mexico. The videos posted over the last several days show members of United...

County declares state of emergency regarding immigration

Apr. 19, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county has demanded that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham use the National Guard to re-open Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints that were closed last month. Otero County on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, noting the need for open checkpoints to stop drugs...

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Apr. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado,...

Taxpayer bill from profiling case to reach $150M by mid-2020

Apr. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The taxpayer bill for a racial profiling case stemming from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols in metropolitan Phoenix is expected to reach nearly $150 million by the summer of 2020. Officials say Maricopa County taxpayers have already paid $111.5 million in attorney and...

Editorials from around New England

Apr. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MASSACHUSETTS Republican of Springfield April 17 It's been a quarter-century since former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld ran a successful campaign. Back then, in 1994, Weld was easily re-elected as the Bay State's chief executive. He was a liberal Republican, libertarian-leaning, in an era when there were still...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Man who threw boy over Minnesota mall balcony is a Somali immigrant....

Santana becomes US citizen before Braves, Indians postponed

Apr. 19, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride. "Thanks, Cleveland, for...

Nebraska plant manager charged in immigration case

Apr. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The general manager of a northern Nebraska tomato plant is accused of knowingly using a staffing company that supplied workers who were living in the country illegally. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Rick Karnes and his company, O'Neill Ventures, have been charged with...