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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • Immigrant licenses jump before law change 
    Updated: May-27-16 5:47 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of immigrants seeking driver's licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according to a review by The Associated Press.

  • Parents of woman killed in San Francisco sues city, feds 
    Updated: May-27-16 5:25 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier have sued the city and two federal agencies, accusing them of contributing to her death because the man charged in the slaying was in the country illegally.

  • Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 3:03 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - It was a stunning rebuke - even by Donald Trump's standards - aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.

  • GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 4:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."

  • San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 10:49 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.

  • The Latest: San Francisco retains sanctuary protections story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 9:10 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on immigrant sanctuary protections in San Francisco (all times local):

  • Senate committee stalls bill to penalize 'sanctuary cities' 
    Updated: May-24-16 4:18 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana senators halted a bid to penalize so-called "sanctuary cities" that don't enforce federal immigration law, after two days of testy debate and late moves to rewrite the bill to salvage it.

  • Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat 
    Updated: May-24-16 2:25 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia's Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday.

  • Some skeptical as backers of asylum seeker welfare prep suit 
    Updated: May-20-16 12:24 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - As defenders of welfare for asylum seekers in Maine get ready for a legal challenge against new rules, advocacy groups are divided about whether the effort can succeed.

  • Hungary: US wants to fill Europe with Muslim migrants 
    Updated: May-19-16 2:38 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - President Barack Obama and the United States favor illegal migration in Europe because they want to fill it up with Muslims, the chief of staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

  • High court rules against NY man denied re-entry to US 
    Updated: May-19-16 11:03 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.

  • Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 9:38 pm

    TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of immigrant parents in Florida 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:28 pm

    IMMOKALEE, Florida - The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a lawsuit against the Collier County School District on behalf of immigrant parents, who say their children were placed into an adult English program that offered no opportunity to earn credit toward a high school diploma.

  • Immigrant advocates ask court to reconsider ID theft ruling 
    Updated: May-18-16 5:53 am

    PHOENIX - Immigrant rights advocates have asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision that threw out a lower-court ruling that barred enforcement of identity theft laws that served as the legal foundation for business raids once conducted by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  • Obama aide highlights immigrant policy forum in Columbus 
    Updated: May-14-16 9:40 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Barack Obama's special assistant on immigration policy highlighted a daylong forum in Columbus this week exploring ways to empower and engage Ohio's foreign-born residents.

  • Papua New Guinea reportedly allows migrants to leave camp 
    Updated: May-12-16 3:17 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's conservative government said Thursday that tough immigration policies could soften if the opposition wins elections, after candidates from center-left Labor Party called for Australian-run migrant camps on two Pacific islands to be closed.

  • Montana court strikes down last piece of anti-immigrant law 
    Updated: May-11-16 6:24 pm

    HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has barred state officials from reporting the immigration status of people seeking state services, striking down the last piece of a voter-approved law meant to deter people who are in the U.S. illegally from living and working in Montana.

  • DHS released nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants last year 
    Updated: May-11-16 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn't take him back after he served more than a decade in a state prison for attempted murder and committed multiple parole violations.

  • Bills addressing college costs, immigration, pay filed 
    Updated: May-10-16 7:50 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers offered bills before a self-imposed deadline Tuesday addressing the cost of college education, penalties for "sanctuary cities," economic incentives and worker pay.

  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 10:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.

  • The Latest: House rejects bill targeting illegal immigration 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:26 pm

    PHOENIX - The Latest on a bill in Arizona that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally (all times local):

  • Arizona House rejects stiffer illegal immigration penalties 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:54 pm

    PHOENIX - The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally, after a fervent effort from Republican supporters who wanted the bill to pass.

  • Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:02 pm

    PHOENIX - Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.

  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 12:22 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Rally seeks to foster fairness, justice for immigrants 
    Updated: May-01-16 8:57 pm

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - Social justice advocates in New Hampshire are making the rejection of racism, xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment the themes of their annual May Day Rally for Immigrant Justice.