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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Elliot Spagat The Associated Press President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country...

DHS Reimposes Public Charge Rule After Court Victory

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV  September 23, 2020 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun to retroactively apply its “public charge” rule to green card applicants, after a circuit...

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Honduran woman was nine months' pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found...

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services,...

New visa rules set off ‘panic wave’ in immigrant communities

PHILIP MARCELO and SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and...

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials...

ICE criticizes ruling restricting use of immigrant databases

KEVIN FREKING and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling...