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Photo gallery: 100 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Salt Lake City Friday

One hundred immigrants, from 40 countries, became U.S. citizens Friday.

Photo gallery: 100 immigrants become U.S. citizens

One hundred immigrants, from 40 countries, took the oath of allegiance and became U.S. citizens Friday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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House passes $612 billion defense bill opposed by Obama

The House has passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill despite a veto threat by President Barack Obama. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Bishops anticipate message from pope on immigrant detention

Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government's immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Activists use Clinton immigration stance to pressure Obama

Immigration activists are trying to use Hillary Rodham Clinton's stance on immigration to pressure President Barack Obama to do more for immigrants. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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French radio station takes on new role after Paris attacks

It's called "Beur FM" — after a slang term for Arab people — and has become the voice of France's Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Clinton wades into debate over Obama's immigration actions

President Barack Obama says his executive actions shielding millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation extend as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Clinton challenges Bush on immigration as GOP shifts

Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the country illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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A look at where the 2016 hopefuls stand on immigration

Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there's a very real question to be answered:... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront

Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Clinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history

Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Marches and rallies in U.S. cities on Friday drew crowds ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of people demanding more rights for workers and immigrants and an end to police brutality. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Obama administration on pace to deport fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Republicans Bush and Rubio bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign

Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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EU leader: Too little too late to deal with migrant crisis

A top European Union leader conceded in unusually candid comments on Wednesday that the EU response to the deadly Mediterranean migrant crisis was too little, too late. Commission President... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Bishop Wester contemplates personal 'reform' as player in immigration debate

The day after the Vatican's announcement that Bishop John C. Wester will become the 12th archbishop of Santa Fe, the leader of Utah's Catholics shared his personal reflections in the ongoing debate... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Arizona sheriff reveals investigation into judge's wife

A hearing to decide whether to hold an Arizona sheriff in contempt of court for violating orders in a racial-profiling case took a surprising turn when the lawman acknowledged that his office was... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks

The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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South Africa reports 7 deaths in anti-immigrant violence

South Africa's president has postponed a key ceremony after the deaths of seven people in recent attacks on immigrants in South Africa, his office said Monday. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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