By Ben Felder Staff Writer email@example.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016
Jair Pacheco, 20, has applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program after an executive order by President Barack Obama gave undocumented residents protections if they had entered the country before turning 18, were not yet 30, and were able to pass a background check.
U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart.
As a new wave of...
A Mexican flag hung from the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver over the weekend.
The flag was placed atop the nearly complete building by Mexican-born construction worker Diego Saul Reyna, according to a Facebook post published Sunday.
The post seems to reference Trump’s...
Authorities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area are concerned that the surge of unaccompanied migrants coming across the United States’ southern border could be helping the notorious MS-13 street gang recruit new members and is fueling a spat of violence around the nation’s capital.
Poland's prime minister says his country is no longer prepared to take the 7,000 refugees it agreed to accept in negotiations with the European Union because of the deadly Brussels attacks.
Beata Szydlo said on Wednesday that she does "not see any possibility for the refugees to come to...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder.
A Center for Immigration Studies report on the data from ICE to the Senate Judiciary Committee added...
PAOLA, Kan. -- Family and friends continue to mourn the loss of four Kansas City, Kan., men who were allegedly shot and killed by a man who had illegally entered the United States after he had previously been deported.
Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, has been charged with four counts of...
Sixty-one percent of Americans agree that "continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States," according to a new poll commissioned by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney that revealed pessimism across a wide range of issues.
The degree of concern is remarkable...
There are a record 61 million immigrants and their American-born children in the United States, including an estimated 15.7 million illegally here, according to a new analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.
The estimated number of undocumented immigrants is one of the highest ever.
With a one-way ticket home to Iraq in his hands and seven months' worth of frustration over intransigent German bureaucracy in his heart, Gazwan Abdulhasen Abdulla gave up on his dreams of a better life in Europe.
Homesick and eager to be back with his wife and four small children in Basra,...
The families of 30 Americans raped, tortured and murdered by alleged illegal immigrants are urging Republican voters ahead of Super Tuesday to reject Sen. Marco Rubio or any presidential candidate who isn't strong on protecting the country from undocumented criminals.
"We do not want other...
The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV.
The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the...
Nearly 60 percent of illegal immigrants identified by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as criminal threats are not deported and are eventually released, the latest example of the Obama administration's failed immigration policy.
Internal ICE figures show that in fiscal 2015, the...
Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration's open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in murder and violence throughout the nation, according to an immigration expert.
The Federal Register will publish a new Department of Homeland Security regulation Thursday that instructs the State Department to give millions of employment authorization documents to aliens prior to authorizing green cards.
The new regulation was designed to override current visa caps...
A comparison of some of theStates' immigration lawsFull text of House Bill 1804
Oklahoma Immigration Timeline
1990 to 2000:
Oklahoma's illegal immigrant population grows nearly 200 percent, a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service study shows.
Momentum begins in Oklahoma to designate English as the official language in the state. The English-only bill is defeated in March 2003.
Former state Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Del City, proposes legislation requiring state employees to report illegal immigration. The measure would have required state and local employees to report suspected violations of immigration law to federal authorities. The bill fails to get a vote in the full House.
Rep. Randy Terrill's HB 3119, a bill that would have required proof of citizenship when getting identification cards at school, registering to vote or seeking public assistance, is killed in a Senate committee.
HB 1804 filed
Passed the House, 88-9
Passed the Senate, 41-6
House concurred with Senate amendments, passed the bill 85-13 and sent it to the governor.
Signed by the governor
Law took effect
Rep. Randy Terrill files "Son of 1804," the Oklahoma Real Immigration Enforcement and Reform Act of 2008. Known as the English-only bill, it also would have set up a fund for law enforcement to be trained and certified to perform federal immigration law enforcement.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The State Chamber, the Oklahoma City and Tulsa chambers of commerce, and the Oklahoma restaurant and hotel and lodging associations file a lawsuit against HB 1804 challenging its constitutionality.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson asks a U.S. District Court to dismiss the lawsuit.
Terrill's English-only bill does not advance.
Tulsa District Judge Jefferson Sellers decides a lawsuit against HB 1804 will go forward.
U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron grants a preliminary injunction against some employer-related provisions of the law.
The 10th U.S. Court of Appeals opens an appeals case for the Oklahoma attorney general to challenge Cauthron's decision.
Tulsa District Judge Jefferson Sellers upholds the constitutionality of the law except for a provision regarding resident tuition for higher education to those who have successfully completed the General Education Development test.
Terrill's HB 3384, a bill requiring school districts to report to the state the number of students who are illegal immigrants and how much it's costing to educate them, passes a House committee and goes to a full House vote.
HB 3384 passes the House, 71-26 goes to the Senate. It doesn't make it out of a Senate committee.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reconsider its decision barring Oklahoma from enforcing parts of a law intended to crack down on the hiring of illegal immigrants.
Arizona's immigration law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer