Stories tagged: Immigration
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 11:43 a.m.
Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday demanding adequate medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities.
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
A crackdown by Mexican authorities – acting at the insistence of President Donald Trump – has dramatically reduced the flow of Central American migrants this summer.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Some public health experts say they’re already seeing the reverberations of a planned Trump administration change to who gets a green card
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or ICE – the latest in a year full of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
She’s no longer the national teacher of the year, but Mandy Manning of Spokane is still attempting to make a difference on a national scale. Usually, she’s been successful. Not …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Richland on Wednesday, the states contend the Trump administration is attempting a “radical overhaul of federal immigration law” with the final …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Washington officials vowed to fight a new federal rule that would disqualify immigrants who use public benefits from obtaining a green card or visa, saying it could affect an estimated …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday, part of a large-scale operation carried out by President Donald Trump’s administration that targeted both corporations and their largely …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The Washington Moving Picture Corp. – the movie studio at Minnehaha – was in receivership, The Spokesman-Review reported, but Spokane was still clinging to the hope that this wouldn’t spell …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
The high court’s refusal to hear the case ends two years of litigation and permanently precludes the immigration measure from appearing on voter ballots. “This is absolutely the correct decision,” …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Washington state joins challenge of Attorney General William Barr’s bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions.
Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped
Sat., July 27, 2019
In reforming our immigration program, let’s recognize that humanity is another quality that often seems in short supply.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
The bus carrying dozens of Central Americans from the Texas border arrived in this northern Mexican city late at night and pulled up next to the station. Men and women …
Wed., July 24, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
The acting head of the Homeland Security Department praised Guatemala on Wednesday for what he said was cooperation to tighten immigration security. Kevin McAleenan’s statement came a day after President …
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.
Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:50 p.m.
John H. Tanton, a Michigan ophthalmologist who was the architect of a national anti-immigration movement, died July 16 at a nursing center in Petoskey, Michigan.
Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school …
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
A federal judge has told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving guests who complained the national …
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:01 p.m.
A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
HOUSTON – The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
A dramatic change to U.S. asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities.
Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
U..S border officials are investigating 62 current, 8 former employees after social media posts mock lawmakers, migrants
Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down …
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening to take part in Lights for Liberty Spokane: End Detention Camps, the local incarnation of a national day of remembrance for the immigrants who …