Maryland City May Let Noncitizens Vote, a Proposal With Precedent

By MAGGIE ASTOR August 9, 2017 As a federal commission searches for evidence of voter fraud and many states try to impose new voting restrictions, a city in Maryland may move in the opposite direction: allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections. In...

States Have Already Passed Almost Twice as Many Immigration Laws as Last Year

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI August 7, 2017 When Republicans in Texas passed a ban on so-called “sanctuary city” policies this spring, they appeared to be feeding on the momentum created by Donald J. Trump, who had made illegal immigration a centerpiece of...

The Breakdown: Trump Looks to Australia in Overhauling Immigration System

The Breakdown: conversation starters and context, drawn from the day’s news in Australia.

Supreme Court Bars Favoring Mothers Over Fathers in Citizenship Case

The justices ruled a citizenship law was based on stereotypes that violated equal protection principles. In another case, involving debt collection, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued his first opinion.

Illegal Voting Gets Texas Woman 8 Years in Prison, and Certain Deportation

By MICHAEL WINES February 10, 2017 Despite repeated statements by Republican political leaders that American elections are rife with illegal voting, credible reports of fraud have been hard to find and convictions rarer still. That may help explain the...