Latest Illegal immigration News

California Supreme Court won't hear immigration case

Apr. 1, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wedesday has refused to hear a challenge to a state law that limits police collaboration with federal immigration agents. The court denied a request by the city of Huntington Beach to review an appellate court opinion in January that found...

FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Newsom's administration warned state agencies the government will have less money to spend because of coronavirus restrictions, which will likely postpone some of the state's ambitious spending plans during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California governor says virus likely to curb state spending

Mar. 24, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people stuck at home because of the coronavirus, California's governor on Tuesday warned state agencies to prepare for less money from the government that will likely postpone many of the state's ambitious spending plans. Citing a “severe drop in...

One of London's tourist hot spots, Trafalgar Square, is nearly abandoned in London, Thursday, March 19, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK government slammed for failing its Windrush immigrants

Mar. 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An independent report sharply criticized Britain's Conservative government on Thursday for the way it treated long-term U.K. residents who were wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. The report said the U.K. Home Office exhibited “institutional ignorance...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with tourism industry executives about the coronavirus, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump mulls sending all who cross border illegally to Mexico

Mar. 17, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to turn back all people who cross the border illegally from Mexico, two administration officials said Tuesday, using powers they say the president has during pandemics like the coronavirus outbreak to mount what would be one of the most...

Border Patrol agents stop human smuggling attempt near Yuma

Mar. 9, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona rescued 16 immigrants from Mexico who were locked in the back of a work truck in a human smuggling attempt Monday, authorities said. Customs and Border Protection officials said the incident occurred near the Arizona-Mexico border and a...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 3, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois February 28, 2020 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Governor asking for trouble Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to ensure that as many illegal immigrants who are convicted felons as possible remain in the state. That sounds crazy, right? But that’s the...

Migrants walk towards to a refugee camp after they come back from the immigration inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside of Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The government of ethnically divided Cyprus is ramping up measures to stem migrant inflows amid fears of a surge of new arrivals following Turkey's decision to open its borders to those seeking to enter Europe illegally. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus sees surge in migrants after Turkey opens border

Mar. 3, 2020 3:17 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is seeing a surge of migrants after Turkey's president made good on a threat to stop intercepting people trying to reach Europe. Cyprus, a member of the European Union, is a mere 51 miles (83 kilometers) away from Turkey at its nearest point. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris...

In this Feb. 7, 2020, image, an African seeking asylum sits at a hotel in Tijuana, Mexico.  Many countries in North and South America are blocking the path for Africans who are struggling to seek asylum in the United States. People from Cameroon and other African nations often win their cases in the United States but they first must reach American soil.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Trump allies in Americas block Africans' path to US asylum

Mar. 3, 2020 1:47 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't the only world leader making it virtually impossible for many Africans to get asylum in the United States. He's getting plenty of help from allies in the Americas. Ecuador is closing its doors as one of the few countries in North and South America to...

Pro-Parson PAC omits mention of Trump in Kansas City TV ads

Feb. 29, 2020 10:35 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political action committee supporting Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's reelection bid is tailoring its TV ads for rural versus urban markets, leaving mentions of President Donald Trump out of the spots aimed at city viewers. Uniting Missouri PAC has been running TV ads...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders-linked group entered into racial discrimination NDA

Feb. 28, 2020 5:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political advocacy group founded by Bernie Sanders entered into a nondisclosure agreement with an African American political consultant that bars her from discussing a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at the organization and the Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign. The...