The next explosion of illegal teen border crossing is in full swing, but just one-in-six are being sent home, the Washington Examiner reports, with most of the rest settled in the United States, according to new government figures.
The U.S. Border Patrol agency reported that they have seized...
By Chris Casteel -- Washington Bureau | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — While vowing to appeal, the Obama administration moved quickly Tuesday to comply with a federal judge's ruling against granting new status to millions of illegal immigrants.
The Homeland Security Department postponed its expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
The Obama administration is ripping the ruling of a Texas judge who said the president exceeded his legal authority with his immigration orders of last year, says USA Today.
"The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our...
A person claiming to be a member of a cartel said they have kidnapped a border agent and threatened the agent's life, according to police.
Border Patrol is making contact with all personnel in the Rio Grande Valley sector at this time.
They have now confirmed that all agents working the...
At rallies outside the White House promoting relief for illegal immigrants this year, banners and chants demanded, “No more divided families.” Undocumented protesters declared that if President Obama granted them protection, their first priority would be to go home to visit parents or children...
By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Jonathan Rene Martinez, 27, of Houston, fell asleep in northern Oklahoma in October 2013 driving illegal immigrants who had paid for a ride to California. Man who hired him snuck out of hospital with help despite severe injuries.
WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday, USA Today reports.
"The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see...
Republican leaders have intensified their planning to prevent a government funding showdown, weighing legislative options that would redirect GOP anger at Barack Obama’s expected action on immigration and stave off a political disaster, according to sources involved with the sessions.
Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report the Washington Examiner says.
“Yes,” said one, “working for...
President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.
The president's plans were contained in a draft...
Immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up more than 40 percent of new Medicaid recipients at a cost of $4.6 billion, according to an analysis of government data the Washington Examiner reports.
The Center for Immigration Studies, a low-immigration advocacy group, released a report...
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