- NY program uses phone calls, text messages to teach English Updated: Nov-30-15 1:07 am
NEW YORK - Candelaria Lopez had tried to learn English before, but it didn't work. She couldn't always make it to class, and when she could, it was hard to find the energy to sit through a three-hour session after her long days as a farmworker in New York's Hudson Valley region. So even after 20 years in the United States, the Mexican immigrant was still pretty much only comfortable saying "Hi."
- Thousands of Syrian refugee children left in legal limbo Updated: Nov-29-15 7:11 am
ZAWERGOSK, Iraq - Aria is stateless. Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, the 10-month-old girl is beginning her life in legal limbo.
- Nagbe's year: Citizenship, playoffs and the US national team Updated: Nov-26-15 3:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Things couldn't be better for Darlington Nagbe.
- New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix Updated: Nov-26-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.
- Modern-day pilgrims mark first Thanksgiving in New Jersey Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 pm
WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey - Refugees and asylum seekers who have recently arrived are among the thousands of immigrants marking their first Thanksgiving many miles from their native countries, which endure civil war, terror and human-rights abuses.
- Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October Updated: Nov-25-15 5:02 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
- Woman charged with cheating immigrants out of thousands Updated: Nov-25-15 4:45 am
SMITHTOWN, New York - A Long Island woman has pleaded not guilty to charges she took thousands from immigrants who entered the country illegally, but didn't work to get them visas or citizenship papers.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
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- Sanders outlines plan to overhaul immigration laws Updated: Nov-24-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed Tuesday to create a "humane" immigration system and said if elected he would expand upon President Barack Obama's executive actions within the first 100 days of assuming the presidency.
- Indiana governor faces lawsuit for blocking Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-24-15 4:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A lawsuit challenging the Indiana governor's decision to stop state agencies from helping resettle Syrian refugees alleges that the action wrongly targets the refugees based on their nationality and violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law.
- Senator to ask for probe after immigrant accused in slaying Updated: Nov-24-15 2:03 pm
NORWICH, Connecticut - A U.S. senator says he wants an investigation into a federal agency after a Haitian national was accused of killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison.
- DNA frees rape convict; evidence points to fugitive rapist Updated: Nov-24-15 1:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Even after Luis Vargas was sent to prison for a rape conviction that would mean he would probably never be free, his young daughter never stopped believing in him.
- Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US Updated: Nov-23-15 11:09 pm
PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.
- SDRC alleges defamation, lost revenue in EB-5 suit response Updated: Nov-23-15 7:24 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A private firm that previously managed South Dakota's investment-for-visa program says the state defamed the company, caused it to lose revenue and interfered with its business relationships.
- Texas seeking delay in Supreme Court immigration case Updated: Nov-23-15 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.
- Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.
- Agents in Texas rescue immigrants from refrigerated trailer Updated: Nov-23-15 2:57 pm
FALFURRIAS, Texas - Border Patrol agents in South Texas have rescued 11 immigrants being smuggled in a closed refrigerated trailer hauling produce.
- Afghans seeking asylum buy fake Taliban threat letters Updated: Nov-22-15 2:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.
- US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees Updated: Nov-21-15 7:41 pm
In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, contending a legitimate debate over security has been overtaken by irrational fear and prejudice.
- Prince William officials order audit of immigration policy Updated: Nov-21-15 6:17 pm
MANASSAS, Virginia - Prince William County officials have ordered an audit to make sure the police department is following the county's longstanding policy of reporting all people found to be in the country illegally to federal authorities.
- Reno rally against Laxalt, for Obama immigration policy Updated: Nov-20-15 7:19 pm
RENO, Nevada - Two dozen activists rallied in downtown Reno in support of the Obama administration's immigration policies and against Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt's support for a lawsuit intended to force deportation of millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.
- Judge questions Arizona sheriff's truthfulness on the stand Updated: Nov-20-15 6:58 pm
PHOENIX - A judge presiding over an Arizona sheriff's racial profiling case is questioning whether the lawman testified truthfully about a secret investigation that critics say targeted the judge.
- Guatemalan woman smuggled immigrants from India into Texas Updated: Nov-20-15 3:09 pm
HOUSTON - A Guatemalan woman has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle immigrants from India into Texas via Mexico.
- US Postal Service to host passport fairs around New Mexico Updated: Nov-20-15 1:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting passport fairs around New Mexico as residents brace for identification requirements to take effect early next year.
- Rubio and Cruz compete for Iowa evangelicals Updated: Nov-20-15 11:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been sparring over national security and immigration policy as their rivalry intensifies in the Republican presidential primary race. Now their conflict is moving to Iowa and a powerful evangelical constituency that Rubio is making a play for, months after rivals sank roots.