Immigration

Napolitano: U.S. will set record for deportations

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 06.10.2011
Napolitano: U.S. will set record for deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that the government is poised to set another record for deportations in just-ended fiscal year 2011, and said the number proves the administration is not pursuing a backdoor amnesty, as c...

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter 'comes out' as illegal immigrant

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an illegal immigrant in a sweeping confessional in The New York Times Magazine.


Arizona seeks online donations to build border fence

PAUL DAVENPORT Yahoo! News 10.05.2011
Arizona seeks online donations to build border fence

Arizona lawmakers want more fence along the border with Mexico — whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not.

Virginia Attorney General Rules Officers Can Check Immigration Status, Aren't Required

Virginia's top prosecutor, after issuing a legal opinion that seemed to align his state with Arizona in the battle over local immigration enforcement, told Fox News on Monday that the two states' policies aren't a perfect match.


Anti-Immigrant Group Calls for 'Safe Passage' Of Illegals Out of U.S.

An anti-immigration group is calling on the Obama administration to ensure a smooth exit for illegal immigrants who are trying to leave the U.S. due to the weak economy and Arizona's strict new immigration law.

Cuban man travels to USA in homemade boat -- made out of styrofoam

A Cuban migrant who ostensibly floated at sea in the Florida Straits for 25 days aboard a seven-foot makeshift Styrofoam boat remained aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel Wednesday morning as American officials weighed whether to return him to Cuba o...


Hillary Clinton Says White House Will Sue Over Arizona Immigration Law

According to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to file suit over Arizona's controversial immigration law, which Mr. Obama has called "misguided" and pote...

5 Afghan students missing from U of Wash. program

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP AP 15.10.2008
5 Afghan students missing from U of Wash. program

SEATTLE (AP) — Five Afghan scholars visiting the University of Washington to work on their master's theses were reported missing after failing to show up for training sessions, university officials said.


Study finds 11% drop in illegal immigrants

Nicole Gaouette Los Angeles times 31.07.2008
Study finds 11% drop in illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON -- A report Wednesday indicating a marked decline in the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. fueled a widening national debate over the Bush administration's policy of immigration enforcement through aggressive workplace raids.

Bellevue man served with WWII Nazi death squad, US says

Mike Carter The Seattle Times 16.07.2008
Bellevue man served with WWII Nazi death squad, US says

The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to revoke the citizenship of an 86-year-old Bellevue man it says was a member of a Nazi death squad responsible for the murders of more than 17,000 Serbian civilians during World War II.


US to erect more "virtual" border fences

Randall Mikkelsen Reuters 10.06.2008
US to erect more "virtual" border fences

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials announced plans for more high-tech border fencing and rules making it harder for federal contractors to hire illegal workers, but said on Monday it would take another three years to declare victory in immigrat...

Immigrants fear ID checks aboard ferry

MANUEL VALDES AP 07.06.2008
The Washington state ferry Elwa approaches the dock at Orcas Village on Orcas Island, in a May 22, 2008 photo.

EASTSOUND, Wash. (AP) — Pedro Perez has not left Orcas Island in more than four months. Not for weekend trips with his family, not for cheaper groceries on the mainland, not for medical care — not for anything.


Indian workers on Hunger Strike Say They Were Misled on Visas

JULIA PRESTON The New York Times 07.06.2008
Reji Davis, center, and other workers from India on a hunger strike on Embassy Row in Washington. They say they were promised permanent residency.

WASHINGTON — About a dozen metalworkers from India staged the fourth week of a hunger strike here this week, camped under a shade tree on Embassy Row. The workers, who walked off jobs in Gulf Coast shipyards in early March, say they were victims o...

State GOP: No automatic citizenship for kids born in U.S. to illegal immigrants

SPOKANE — The state Republican Party adopted a platform Saturday that includes a provision aimed at opposing automatic citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants.


A Washington state town of Latino immigrants learns to 'habla espanol'

"Nearly everyone in this small farming community in eastern Washington speaks Spanish -- nearly everyone except those in city government and the Police Department, where English is spoken."

Report: Immigrants assimilate faster

Haya El Nasser USA Today 13.05.2008
Report: Immigrants assimilate faster

The nation's immigrants are adopting American ways just as quickly as they were in 1990 despite a doubling in their numbers, according to research out today. The findings show, however, that Mexicans, the largest immigrant group, are making slower...


House approves massive public lands bill

MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press 30.04.2008
House approves massive public lands bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would extend federal immigration and labor laws to the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is on its way to the president's desk.

Visitors observe a Volaris airplane at the Ciudad de Toluca airport, Mexico.

MEXICALI, Mexico — New Mexican discount airlines are using rock-bottom fares to cater to legal and illegal migrants heading for the USA. The airlines — known among fliers as Aeromigrante, or "Migrant Air" — take passengers from central or southern...