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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • New Danish government tightens immigration law 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's new center-right minority government has reached its first deal with its political allies, including the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, aimed at reducing the number of asylum-seekers by lowering social benefits.

  • New Delaware law allows immigrant driving cards 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:19 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation allowing certain people living in the U.S. illegally to gain driving privileges in Delaware.

  • Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:13 pm

    SANTA ANA, California - Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday.

  • Greece grants nationality to 2nd generation immigrants 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:01 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece has adopted legislation granting nationality to the children of foreign nationals living in the country, provided they attend or have attended school in the country.

  • Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 4:30 pm

    HOUSTON - Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas after illegally entering the country, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.

  • Man seeks end to probation to attain New York law license 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:54 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A man brought to the U.S. illegally as a child is seeking to have his one-year probation for a misdemeanor conviction ended early so he can be admitted to the New York bar.

  • California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:23 pm

    SANTA ANA, California - In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.

  • US Catholic bishops discuss how to best follow pope's lead story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:04 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect those of Pope Francis, with one church leader urging an emphasis on helping immigrants that's at least as energetic as the bishops' focus on religious freedom.

  • Legislature approves bill cracking down on 'marriage fraud' 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:04 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at barring illegal immigrants from getting married in Louisiana.

  • Judge: Maine can withhold some welfare payments to cities 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:17 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration doesn't have to reimburse cities and towns for welfare provided to some immigrants who can't prove they're living in the U.S. legally but can't otherwise penalize municipalities for aiding that population, a Maine judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Critics: Immigration law aimed to protect Arpaio's patrols 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 8:20 pm

    PHOENIX - Newly released emails reveal conversations between the main players who wrote Arizona's landmark law cracking down on immigration, including discussions about doing the bidding of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and language that critics say played on immigration stereotypes.

  • Immigrant California lawyer finally gets green card story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 6:41 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A California attorney who successfully fought a legal battle to practice law despite his immigration status got his green card Thursday and can now live in the U.S. legally as well.

  • Apple company to pay $2.25M in immigration penalty 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 1:34 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - An Eastern Washington apple company will pay $2.25 million in civil penalties to the federal government for violations of a law requiring it to verify the eligibility of people to work in the United States, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday.

  • Immigrant in US illegally as a child granted NY law license 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 10:01 pm

    NEW YORK - An appeals court in New York on Wednesday announced its decision granting a law license to an immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally when he was a child.

  • House GOP votes to block administration on immigration 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 7:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans voted Wednesday to block the Obama administration from spending any money to defend against a lawsuit over the president's immigration policies.

  • California considers health coverage for immigrant kids 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:19 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to immigrants without documentation.

  • California bill aims to protect immigrant crime victims 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:59 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California state Senate has approved a bill to help immigrant victims of crime avoid detention and deportation.

  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts.