Immigration

Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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Next year's 85,000 high-skilled visas snapped up in days

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Immigration advocates, supporters rally across US in push for freeze on deportations

Dozens of immigration advocates and supporters are rallying in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to raise... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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House Democrats try to force vote on immigration

House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure... Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Opportunity, risk seen in Obama's meeting with pope, advisers say

The White House announced in January that Obama would meet Francis during a European trip. Both the President and Michelle Obama will be there, as well as National Security adviser Susan Rice and... Read more »

March 20, 2014

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Suicide, assault allegations stun border agent's family

Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Obama's promise to review deportations has risks

President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

Republicans are warning that any steps President Barack Obama takes to bypass Congress to ease deportations of immigrants illegally in the United States would severely hurt chances of overhauling... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue?

If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around... Read more »

March 10, 2014

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President Obama to Latinos: Last call for health care signup

Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for through new insurance exchanges won't lead to deportation for any relatives in the U.S.... Read more »

March 6, 2014

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Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate

Chinese millionaires on Tuesday pleaded for the Canadian government not to throw away the immigration applications of thousands of Chinese nationals as part of its plans to end a backlogged... Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Advocacy group affiliated with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg targets House GOP on immigration

An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year on legislation overhauling the nation's... Read more »

March 3, 2014

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Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate

A northeast Pennsylvania city that passed the first local anti-immigrant laws can't ever enact them after losing a U.S. Supreme Court battle. Read more »

March 3, 2014

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600-plus business groups press for immigration

More than 600 business organizations, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Apple to McDonald's, have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner pressing him to move on immigration legislation this... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Looking for the uninsured? Just hail a taxi driver

Like most taxi drivers, Sebti Boukarit doesn't have health insurance. And because he works up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, he hasn't had much time to sign up under the nation's new health... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2014

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Sheriff: Man killed by US agent hurled large rocks

A man who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent threw large rocks at the agent, including one about the size of a basketball, investigators said Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2014

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Obama's N. American agenda hits congressional drag

President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor-to-neighbor interests even as Congress is placing a drag on some... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2014

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Democrat confusion: American voters like the issues they talk about, but not always the party itself

Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Obama says immigration, minimum wage top agenda for Congress

President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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From immigration to trade, inaction in Congress

Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at least until the results of the fall elections... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2014

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Swiss voters back limit on immigration

Voters in Switzerland on Sunday narrowly backed a plan to limit immigration, in a blow for the government after it had warned that the measure could harm the Swiss economy and relations with the... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2014

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Young activist fights to bring deported mom back

He remembers the moment so clearly, the last time he saw his mother on American soil. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2014

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House Speaker John Boehner: Immigration measure will be tough to pass this year

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2014

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