- UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia Updated: May-22-15 10:18 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.
- Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists Updated: May-22-15 5:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:
- 19 to become US citizens at Navy base ceremony Updated: May-22-15 2:49 am
GROTON, Connecticut - Nineteen people affiliated with the U.S. military are becoming American citizens at a ceremony Friday at the Navy base in Groton.
- Nebraska votes to scrap ban on immigrant driver's licenses Updated: May-21-15 6:32 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state's new Republican governor continued to signal his opposition.
- Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes Updated: May-21-15 1:10 pm
CANNES, France - Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map.
- UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises Updated: May-21-15 12:22 pm
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of migrants.
- Australia to revoke citizenship of Australian-born jihadis Updated: May-21-15 9:16 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become Islamic State fighters in its crackdown on homegrown jihadis, a minister said on Thursday.
- Exodus from New Zealand to Australia reverses after 24 years Updated: May-21-15 3:01 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Australia's warmer climate and higher wages have long lured droves of New Zealanders across the Tasman Sea with the aim of making a better life in the "lucky country."
- Colorado to expand immigrant driver's license tests Updated: May-20-15 12:01 pm
DENVER - Colorado is again taking appointments to test drivers for licenses regardless of their immigration status.
- Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor Updated: May-20-15 2:37 am
PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city's next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary.
- Connecticut lawmakers debate immigrant student bills Updated: May-19-15 8:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering two bills this session to help students brought to the U.S. illegally as children with the cost of college tuition.
- Nebraska lawmakers advance licenses bill for immigrants Updated: May-19-15 7:49 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would allow driver's licenses for immigrant youths brought to the country illegally as children has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.
- Immigrants rally for reprieve blocked by lawsuit Updated: May-19-15 6:52 pm
NEW YORK - Immigrants and advocates rallied on Tuesday in cities across the country to push for a reprieve from deportation that has been blocked by a lawsuit.
- Arizona racial profiling case to cost taxpayers $45 million Updated: May-19-15 5:12 pm
PHOENIX - As county officials in metro Phoenix work to enact a budget for the next fiscal year, they are confronted with a looming financial liability: the legal costs associated with Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling case.
- Immigration activists push Nevada AG Laxalt to ditch lawsuit Updated: May-19-15 4:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - Immigration activists and community leaders are again demanding Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt remove the state from a federal lawsuit aiming to stop a White House proposal granting deportation reprieves to parents of U.S. citizens, in the country illegally.
- Activists, immigrants speak out for deportation relief Updated: May-19-15 3:28 pm
DENVER - Activists, politicians and immigrants in Denver are calling on elected leaders to support President Barack Obama's stalled deportation relief effort.
- Woman settles Oregon immigration detention lawsuit Updated: May-19-15 6:20 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman whose case figured prominently in court scrutiny of the use of immigration detainers has settled a lawsuit against Oregon's Clackamas County.
- EU approves military plan to target migrant traffickers Updated: May-18-15 2:09 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thousands of migrants weekly across the Mediterranean toward Europe or to their deaths. NATO said it stood ready to help out if needed.
- Gwinnett, Hall counties welcome new citizens in ceremonies Updated: May-17-15 5:04 am
ATLANTA - Georgia has 75 new U.S. citizens after naturalization ceremonies in Gwinnett and Hall counties.
- More than 400 Mozambicans deported from South Africa Updated: May-16-15 12:13 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - More than 400 Mozambicans have returned home after being deported from neighboring South Africa, many spending their first night in the country sleeping in tents at a local repatriation center.
- Oak Forest man convicted of killing 3 sentenced to prison Updated: May-14-15 10:41 pm
MARKHAM, Illinois - A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for setting a fire in 2007 that left his pregnant daughter, grandson and son-in-law dead.
- House GOP strips immigration language from defense bill Updated: May-14-15 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON - House conservatives on Thursday voted down a nonbinding provision aimed at helping young immigrants without permanent legal status enlist in the military, angering some fellow Republicans and handing Democrats a political issue heading into an election year.
- Christie presses pension reforms at town hall Updated: May-14-15 5:49 pm
SPARTA, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is continuing to defend his decision to scale back promised payments to the state's public worker pension system as the budget deadline draws nearer.
- Nebraska closer to giving licenses to immigrant youths Updated: May-14-15 1:01 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska moved a step closer Thursday to becoming the last state in the nation to allow driver's licenses for youths who were brought into the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.
- Hungary rejects EU quota plan for Mediterranean immigrants Updated: May-14-15 11:19 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian government has reiterated its "firm opposition" to a plan by the European Union to require countries to share the burden of immigrants who are arriving in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.