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Children of Illegal Immigrants Hurt by Texas Ruling

Judge says Texas can keep denying birth certificates to US-born kids

(Newser) - The 14th Amendment of the Constitution grants citizenship to any person born in the US regardless of the immigration status of their parents. That didn't stop a federal judge from ruling Friday that Texas officials can continue denying birth certificates to the children of illegal immigrants, the Los Angeles ... More »

Poll: 41% Want Wall Along the Canadian Border

'If you cut off one, they're going to come in the other way'

(Newser) - Maybe Scott Walker was on to something after all. A surprising number of Americans seem to be worried about hockey-playing hordes swarming over the border, according to a Bloomberg poll. Some 41% think there should be a "brick-and-mortar" wall along both the Canadian and Mexican borders, according to the... More »

Judge Gives 'Final' Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

Should cops be allowed to question people's immigration status?

(Newser) - Challengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than it would for people of other ethnicities, a judge says in a ruling that dismissed the last of seven challenges to the law. The ruling could signal the end of... More »

Critics Pick Apart Trump's Immigration Policy

Post warns of "staggering economic and social havoc"

(Newser) - Donald Trump's immigration policy is taking heat this week from critics who claim aspects of it might be illegal or could lead to "staggering economic and social havoc." The Washington Post editorial board calls out the GOP presidential frontrunner's plan to deport all illegal immigrants, a... More »

Trump Reveals His Immigration Plan

'A nation without borders is not a nation'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has released the first policy paper of his campaign, and few will be surprised by the subject: illegal immigration. In " Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again " and an interview on NBC's Meet The Press , Trump fleshes out his hard-line position, calling for building... More »

Gun in SF Pier Shooting Belonged to Federal Agent

Francisco Sanchez pleads not guilty

(Newser) - Another twist in the Francisco Sanchez case: The gun that the murder suspect claims he found wrapped in a T-shirt on a bench belonged to a federal agent and was stolen in a recent car break-in, sources tell the San Francisco Chronicle . The sources say the firearm wasn't the... More »

Trump: Mexicans Also Bring 'Tremendous Disease'

He accuses media of distorting his immigration remarks

(Newser) - Donald Trump was a little surprised by the backlash to his comments on Mexican immigrants—so he has decided to repeat them and expand on them. In a lengthy statement issued yesterday, the candidate accused the media of "deliberately distorting" his words, before reiterating that the Mexican government is... More »

Suspect in SF Pier Shooting Gives Jailhouse Interview

Francisco Sanchez says search for work kept bringing him back to the US

(Newser) - If murder suspect Francisco Sanchez had a lawyer, he probably would have been advised not to speak to ABC7 —and not to confess to shooting Kate Steinle, 32, with a gun he found on a bench while high on sleeping pills he found in the trash. In the jailhouse... More »

Suspect in SF Woman's Murder Deported 5 Times

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was almost kicked out a sixth time

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering a woman in San Francisco this week is an undocumented immigrant who's been deported five times—and nearly got kicked out again earlier this year, CNN reports. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, is in jail and faces a murder charge for the shooting death of... More »

White House Will Try to Restart Immigration Plan

Justice Department will seek an emergency stay on Texas rulling

(Newser) - The White House has settled on its legal strategy to try to get President Obama's immigration orders back in operation. The Justice Department will seek an emergency court order to undo a Texas judge's injunction that put them in limbo, reports the Hill . The paperwork for the emergency... More »

Texas Judge Blocks Obama Immigration Order

He sides with 26-state lawsuit

(Newser) - A federal judge in Texas has issued an order banning officials from implementing "any and all aspects" of President Obama's executive order on immigration, just two days before the first applications for deferred deportation were to be received. US District Judge Andrew Hanen decided that a lawsuit led... More »

New Immigrant Detention Center: Huge, Has TVs

Dilley, Texas, facility is largest such center for families in US

(Newser) - A one-time camp for oilfield workers is now the largest facility in America designed to house those grabbed entering the country illegally. The family-focused South Texas Family Residential Center, unveiled yesterday in Dilley, is located 100 miles north of the Mexico border and about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio.... More »

Texas' Next Governor: I'm Suing Obama

Greg Abbott isn't happy about the president's immigration action

(Newser) - The governor-elect of Texas plans to do something he's done thirty times before: sue President Obama's administration. This time, it's over Obama's executive action that could grant working papers to nearly five million illegal immigrants. "We think we have standing better than any other state... More »

Man Who Took Dying Mom to Mexico Can Return to US

Dario Guerrero Meneses, 21, gets humanitarian visa

(Newser) - A Harvard student who broke immigration rules to take his dying mother to Mexico will be allowed back into the US on a humanitarian visa. The decision comes just hours after the AP published a story about the plight of Dario Guerrero Meneses. In an immigration system where even the... More »

Female Immigrants: We're Abused at Detention Center

Geo Group Inc denies wrong-doing at Texas facility

(Newser) - Workers at an immigrant holding facility in Texas have sexually abused female detainees and fondled them in front of people, including children, according to a letter sent by lawyers to US officials. The letter calls for "an immediate investigation" and received an immediate denial from Geo Group Inc, the... More »

Many Call Center Workers Are Deported Mexicans

They endure culture shock and wage drop in border towns

(Newser) - That voice on the phone may sound American, but it could be a deported Mexican working at a call center just south of the border. Thousands of Mexicans deported under the Obama administration are working at call centers in border cities like Tijuana, where their good English enables them to... More »

How the Immigration Crisis Hurts Heartland Farmers

Farms far from border states struggle to find laborers

(Newser) - Immigration is a hot topic for many Americans—but for US farmers, especially those far from the Mexico border, it's a problem that needs a quick solution, McClatchy reports. "Because we’re not a border state, it’s definitely harder to get people over this far from the... More »

Obama Poised for Major Move on Immigration

Action could protect 5M here illegally: Washington Post

(Newser) - After rejecting a House-passed immigration bill , President Obama has pledged to act on the issue alone—and the Washington Post has the details of his thinking. Spurred in part by the huge influx of child immigrants from Central America, Obama is considering measures that could offer millions of undocumented immigrants... More »

House OKs $694M Border Bill, Obama Says No

'I'm going to have to act alone,' president says

(Newser) - House Republicans revived their bill on the US-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion today, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally. President Barack Obama condemned the... More »

Best-Known Undocumented Immigrant Released

Journalist, filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas temporarily held at Texas airport

(Newser) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, whose documentary on undocumented immigrants aired last month on CNN , was released by US Border Patrol agents after being detained earlier today at a Texas airport, the AP reports. Though it's not clear if this was the case with Vargas, the AP notes... More »

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