Category: State & Local Laws

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida may be able to penalize cities, counties and sheriffs who do not enforce federal immigration laws. A House panel on Thursday voted along party lines for a sweeping measure sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz. The measure…

Sen. Marco Rubio says people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but haven’t committed any major crimes could be allowed to stay. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Florida contender for the Republican presidential nomination…

As the population of U.S. residents from abroad increases, careers in immigration law are growing. Immigration can be seen as a headache, a blessing or something in between, depending on who you ask. President Barack Obama views it as something…

This page describes the most common path to U.S. citizenship, which allows a green card holder (permanent resident) of at least 5 years to apply for naturalization. Other paths include: – Green card holders married to U.S. citizens – Green…

One House Democrat is voicing his opposition to the Obama administration taking 121 adults and children into custody over the weekend as part of an operation to deport undocumented immigrants from Central America. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, a leading immigration…