Latest Immigration News

Gov. Baker vetoes bill to expand access to driver's licenses

May. 27, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill Friday that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses in Massachusetts. The veto came just a day after the Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the measure, sending it to...

Rights group sues over US denying Afghans humanitarian entry

May. 26, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston civil rights group is challenging the U.S. government's denial of humanitarian relief to scores of Afghans fleeing from the Taliban. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in Boston federal court Wednesday on behalf of Afghans and...

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

May. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off...

'No future for babies:' 842 US-bound Haitians end up in Cuba

May. 26, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba said Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by smugglers who ushered them onto a dilapidated boat and later abandoned...

Death toll in Mexico migrant bus crash rises to 7

May. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that the death toll in a bus crash in northern Mexico has risen to seven. All of the dead and the 24 injured were migrants. One of those killed was a pregnant woman, and two of the injured were minors. No nationalities...

Portugal approves sale of Chelsea by Abramovich

May. 26, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who needed approval because he is a Portuguese passport holder. The decision by Portugal was announced Thursday, a day after the British government approved...

Maine plans to open new shelter for displaced asylum seekers

May. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine plans to fund a temporary emergency shelter and renovated housing units in Portland, South Portland and Brunswick for asylum seekers, an adviser to the governor said. Senior Housing Adviser Greg Payne disclosed the plan as South Portland on...

Boat with 842 Haitians headed for US winds up in Cuba

May. 25, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, in what appeared to be the largest group seen yet in a swelling exodus from crisis-stricken Haiti. Red Cross officials in the province...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 25, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Child care needs affect far more than parents When experts described child care shortages as a crisis last week, they knew what they were saying. And, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to think they’re...

6 migrants die, 25 injured in Mexico bus crash

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Wednesday that six migrants were killed and 25 were injured after a bus they were riding in plunged through a guardrail and down an embankment. It was the latest in a series of deadly crashes and drownings of migrants in the...