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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • Some immigrant students face doubt over Missouri college aid 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:47 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.

  • Judge: Immigrant kids should be freed from family detention 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:29 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has ruled that immigrant children arriving on the U.S. border with their mothers should not be detained in secure detention facilities. But experts say it isn't entirely clear when they might get out.

  • Federal, metro governments settle immigration suit for $310K 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:40 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Five years after immigration agents and local police raided a south Nashville apartment complex, the federal and Nashville governments have agreed to pay $310,000 to 14 people who sued over constitutional violations.

  • Motives behind 'sanctuary cities' vary; some fear lawsuits story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 1:25 pm

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, California - The term "sanctuary city" has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

  • House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.

  • Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.

  • NYC mayor blasts EU on migration, warns Wall St. on climate 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:19 pm

    VATICAN CITY - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced the European Union on Tuesday for leaving Italy to deal with waves of immigration, saying the EU must come up with a Europe-wide immigration policy or stop pretending it's a union.

  • House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities' 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities.

  • Killing prompts Michigan bill targeting 'sanctuary' cities 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 4:05 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A recent fatal shooting in San Francisco is prompting Michigan lawmakers to propose legislation to crack down on cities they suspect of harboring immigrants in the country illegally.

  • GOP candidates make a pitch to evangelical voters in Iowa story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-18-15 2:59 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential contenders seeking to woo evangelical voters are making their case for conservative social issues at a gathering expected to attract thousands of potential Iowa caucus-goers.

  • Arizona driver's licenses for DREAMers back in court 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 9:19 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - An attorney for the state of Arizona ran into pointed questions from appeals court judges during a hearing on the state's now-reversed policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants.

  • Mayor: Los Angeles leads nation on immigration, wage fronts 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 6:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - A decade from now, Americans will look back "shocked and embarrassed that immigration reform was so hotly contested," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti predicted Wednesday during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington.

  • Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 4:23 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to testify at a public hearing.

  • Immigrant families released faster from detention centers 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:25 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Mothers with children are being released from Texas immigrant detention centers more quickly in the weeks since the nation's top immigration official announced policy changes, with far more being given ankle-monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying bonds, according to immigration attorneys.

  • Nixon vetoes bill limiting scholarships for immigrants 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 6:39 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon says he is vetoing a measure that would block immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. from receiving money under Missouri's A+ scholarship program.

  • San Francisco sheriff's woes began before immigration uproar 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:47 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Ross Mirkarimi was a rising San Francisco politician when he was elected sheriff - and then the trouble started.

  • Appeals panel hears arguments on Obama immigration action 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 5:13 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Noise from hundreds of chanting immigration activists outside a federal appeals court building competed at times Friday with lawyers arguing inside over President Barack Obama's proposal to shield an estimated 5 million people from deportation who are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Salt Lake City police won't enforce federal immigration laws 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 5:11 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City's interim police chief reiterated that officers will not enforce federal immigration laws in his first major speech since taking over the department.

  • Democratic Senate hopefuls react cautiously to pier shooting 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 7:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - California's U.S. senators are reacting to the shooting death of a San Francisco woman at a popular sightseeing pier by saying something is broken with an immigration system that allowed the shooting suspect to be free despite an extensive criminal history and five deportations.

  • Early probation end denied for man seeking law license 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:01 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - An aspiring New York lawyer trying to become one of the few immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to be granted a law license hit a glitch Wednesday when an Iowa judge refused to prematurely end his probation on a misdemeanor conviction.

  • Cotton: Block federal funding for 'sanctuary cities' 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 3:34 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is proposing blocking federal funding to cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies.

  • Ga. lawmaker wants all police to honor immigration holds 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:02 pm

    ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker says law enforcement agencies should be sanctioned for not cooperating with federal requests to keep people in the country illegally in jail.

  • Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 8:26 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped.

  • Arizona appeals ruling over its work-related ID theft laws 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:04 am

    PHOENIX - Lawyers for the state of Arizona have asked an appeals court to reverse a ruling that prevents Maricopa County officials from enforcing two identity-theft laws that have been used to convict hundreds of immigrant workers.

  • Immigration detention center expands in Southern California 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:21 pm

    SANTA ANA, California - Immigration authorities will expand a Southern California detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs, recently arrived asylum seekers and other detainees.