Immigration News

Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs March 21, 2019

By SCOTT SONNER, RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted..

Poll: More Americans Want Immigration to Stay the Same March 20, 2019

BY AMY TAXIN, SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement. At the same time, the latest data from the..

U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues..

Bush: U.S. immigration laws ‘outdated,’ ‘ineffective’ and must be rewritten March 18, 2019

By Clyde Hughes, (UPI) -- Former president George W. Bush used a naturalization ceremony Monday at his library in Dallas as an opportunity to call for bipartisan immigration reform. The 43rd president, who said his own efforts at reform died more than a decade ago, told nearly 50 new U.S. citizens..

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk March 16, 2019

ROBERT BURNS, WASHINGTON, (AP) - Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in..

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order March 16, 2019

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before..

Aid worker: Survivors say 45 migrants died in Mediterranean March 15, 2019

By AMIRA EL MASAITI, RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Forty-five migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, including pregnant women, a Spanish rights activist said Thursday, quoting survivors. Morocco reported that at least 21 other migrants were rescued at sea. Helena Maleno, who runs..

Immigration Judges Say Quotas Will Increase Backlog of Cases March 15, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration judges say a new quota system threatens to increase an already overwhelming backlog of cases in U.S. immigration courts. The system pushes for judges to close 700 cases a year and calls for them to be evaluated on that quota. Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor said..

Nepalese, Hondurans will remain in U.S. under temporary protected status March 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (NCR): The Department of Homeland Security agreed March 12 to a temporary halt of a plan to end temporary protected status for foreign nationals from Honduras and Nepal. The agreement stems from a lawsuit challenging the end of the special status for Hondurans and Nepalese that was..

US Immigration Agents Find Ways Around ‘Sanctuary’ Policies March 14, 2019

BY ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still..

Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court March 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the..

Do British Voters Still Want a Brexit? March 12, 2019

By Thomas K. Grose, LONDON — BRITISH PRIME Minister Theresa May is determined to cement a withdrawal agreement with the European Union that will eventually allow the United Kingdom to drastically reduce immigration from the EU, arguing that's what most voters wanted when they narrowly approved in..

A shredded book, a passport: What 157 victims left behind March 11, 2019

By YIDNEK KIRUBEL and CARA ANNA, EJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — What little was left was heartbreaking: A battered passport. A shredded book. Business cards in many languages. Searchers in white gloves and canvas shoes picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 for a..

Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall March 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US President Donald Trump is seeking $8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, likely triggering another fight with Congress. The 2020 budget request, which is set to be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $5.7 billion Trump demanded last..

More than 2,000 migrants quarantined in U.S. detention centers due to disease outbreaks March 10, 2019

Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, (Reuters) - Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he’d found a lawyer to help him seek asylum. Then he was quarantined. In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately-run Pine Prairie U.S...

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