Budgeting for Asylum-Seekers Challenges States and Cities

Many cities and states stepped up when federal immigration authorities stopped housing asylum-seekers.

California Gov. Newsom Changes Course On Plan To Pay For Immigrant Health Coverage

The California Governor had planned to divert public health dollars from several counties to help provide health coverage to young undocumented immigrants.

At the Border, Local Governments Scramble to House Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania considers a gift-ban for lawmakers … Georgia passes law to identify children with dyslexia … Massachusetts enforces ban the box legislation.

As Feds Expand Guest Worker Visas, Many Companies Say More Still Needed

Competition is stiff for businesses seeking H-2B visas. And the worker shortages have been felt all over the country, in a range of industries.

The Benefits That Places Like Dayton, Ohio, Reap by Welcoming immigrants

COMMENTARY | The local government has embraced the immigrants and the demographic changes they bring through its Welcome Dayton initiative.

Massachusetts District Attorneys Want to Keep ICE From Courthouses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wyoming seeks data and solutions for missing and murdered indigenous women … Washington moves to revive affirmative action … Multiple lawsuits filed against e-cigarette company JUUL over teen vaping.

What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

In oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, while liberals asked what the citizenship question was really for.

How Immigrants Minimized Population Loss in a Fifth of US Counties

An influx of immigrants prevented or significantly softened population loss last year in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties. Immigration either prevented population decline or cut it by at least 10% in those areas.

Arizona Mayor Declares Emergency as Border Patrol Increases Migrant Releases

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oakland A’s waterfront ballpark plan draws port industry resistance … Washington passes clean energy and public-option health proposals … Litter clean-up in Philadelphia.

ICE Enforcement Numbers Show States Where Deportation Most Likely

Lower priority is assigned to states and cities that offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, study finds.

President Trump Suggests 'Sanctuary Cities' Take Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban ... A proposal to move lobbyists in St. Louis ... Legal challenge to the tax for homeless services in San Francisco.

Purdue Pharma Settles With Oklahoma in Major Opioid Crisis Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | The states that would benefit most from Dreamer protections … What to wear to survey flood damage ... Importing drugs from Canada for prisoners.

Talking Border Security with a Border-Town Mayor

Dee Margo is the mayor of El Paso, Texas, who's sparred publicly with President Donald Trump on border security.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Counties From Purging Voters

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flooding isolates Northern California cities … snowed-in Oregon town faces lengthy power outages … and boosting Alabama’s gas tax.

The End of the American Chinatown

How renewed interest in downtown living is threatening neighborhoods that long provided a first stop for new immigrants.

Urban Sheriffs Flee ICE Program as Small Counties Join Trump’s Deportation Push

An earlier increase in arrests related to the 287(g) program has slowed as more big-city sheriffs back out.

How One State Struggles to Enforce Its Immigration Law

In Georgia, a state-created board is charged with monitoring whether cities are helping crack down on illegal immigration.

Fears Raised of ‘Chilling Effect’ on Kids If Trump Proposal Is Adopted

Changes to the “public charge” rule could make it harder for immigrants to secure green cards if they seek government services like Medicaid.

High-Immigration States Diverge on Census Citizenship Question

In cities and states with big immigrant populations, different opinions about what the Census' citizenship question will mean.