Latest Immigration News

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 12, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag about when it comes to his own record. Americans generally think that while they were in the White...

Tennessee governor signs bill requiring local officers to aid US immigration authorities

Apr. 12, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies to communicate with federal immigration authorities if they discover people are in the the country illegally, and would broadly mandate cooperation in the process of identifying,...

How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession

Apr. 12, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, gas up her car — and send money home to her parents. Reaching the United States was a harrowing...

German parliament approves payment cards for asylum-seekers to limit cash payments

Apr. 12, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation introducing payment cards for asylum-seekers, a system that is meant to limit benefits paid in cash and make the country less attractive for migrants. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Germany's 16 state governors agreed...

Dominican authorities launch probe after an immigration officer is accused of raping a 14-year-old

Apr. 11, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday they have launched an investigation after an immigration officer was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The mother of the girl, who is from neighboring Haiti, alleged the assault...

EU lawmakers approve an overhaul of migration law, hoping to deprive the far right of votes

Apr. 10, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved Wednesday a major revamp of the bloc’s migration laws, hoping to end years of division over how to manage the entry of thousands of people without authorization and deprive the far right of a vote-winning campaign issue ahead of June elections....

Denver makes major shift in migrant response by extending support to six months but limiting spaces

Apr. 10, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a major shift Wednesday in the city's response to the migrant crisis, extending support to six months but with only about 1,000 spaces. The mayor's pivot follows failed attempts to get federal aid and deep cuts to the city's budget as Denver...