Coronavirus pandemic

US judge orders ICE to free children in family detention

The judge says centres, where 124 children are being held with family, are 'on fire' amid the coronavirus pandemic.

US judge orders ICE to free children in family detention

US & Canada

Trump wrongly diverted billions to build wall: Appeals court

The $2.5bn diverted from military construction was done without Congressional approval and unlawful, the court said.

Trump wrongly diverted billions to build wall: Appeals court

United States

US Supreme Court ruling boosts Trump's power to deport immigrants

Court ruling bolsters power of Trump's administration to quickly deport people seeking asylum without judicial review.

US Supreme Court ruling boosts Trump's power to deport immigrants

United States

US immigration agency proposes job cuts that could halt system

US Citizenship and Immigration Services is preparing to furlough 70 percent of its staff, worsening immigration backlog.

US immigration agency proposes job cuts that could halt system

AJ Impact

Tech titans take aim at Trump freeze on H-1B and other visas

Trump administration has justified suspension of some worker visas on grounds it will boost US jobs, but execs cry foul.

Tech titans take aim at Trump freeze on H-1B and other visas

AJ Impact

Trump to suspend certain foreign worker visas until January

A Trump admin official said the move would help US workers but tech firms strongly opposed, say it will hurt recovery.

Trump to suspend certain foreign worker visas until January

United States

Trump may try again to limit DACA immigrant protections

The US Supreme Court had left the door open for Trump to attempt to rescind the programme affecting 650,000 immigrants.

Trump may try again to limit DACA immigrant protections

United States

US Supreme Court rules against Trump in 'capricious' DACA case

Court ruling allows 650,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children to remain and work.

US Supreme Court rules against Trump in 'capricious' DACA case

United States

'Dreamers' cheer US court ruling on young immigrants' protections

Judges blocked Trump's bid to end a programme that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

'Dreamers' cheer US court ruling on young immigrants' protections

Immigration

US Democrats urge Senate to revive DACA following court ruling

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats hail ruling and promise to continue the struggle on Dreamers' behalf.

US Democrats urge Senate to revive DACA following court ruling

Opinion

Without safe migration, economic recovery will be limited

We cannot recover from the coronavirus economic crisis without relaunching migration safely and universally.

Antonio Vitorino

by Antonio Vitorino

Antonio Vitorino

Immigration

US proposes sweeping new restrictions on asylum claims

Critics of measure say the proposed changes would 'represent the end of the asylum system as we know it'.

US proposes sweeping new restrictions on asylum claims

Immigration

US court blocks Trump's effort to deport teenage immigrant

Case challenges Trump administration's expulsion of hundreds of immigrant children at border citing the coronavirus.

US court blocks Trump's effort to deport teenage immigrant

Brexit

Brexit changed immigrant perceptions for the better: Study

A new study reports anti-immigrant sentiment softened among both Leave and Remain camps after the 2016 referendum.

Brexit changed immigrant perceptions for the better: Study

United States

Second man with COVID-19 dies in US immigration custody

Santiago Baten-Oxlag, 34, died from COVID-19 complications at a hospital in the US state of Georgia.

Second man with COVID-19 dies in US immigration custody