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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Liberians allowed to stay in US amid Ebola crisis

President Barack Obama's administration won't deport Liberian immigrants from Rhode Island and other states back to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for at least two more years. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Tens of thousands of immigrant families fail to report back after being released in U.S.

For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged as a leading Republican voice on immigration last year. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Since illegal immigration spiked in the Rio Grande Valley this summer, the Border Patrol has dispatched more agents, the Texas Department of Public Safety has sent more troopers and Gov. Rick Perry... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Obama defends decision to delay immigration action until after the election

President Barack Obama is defending his decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November's congressional elections. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Obama to delay executive action on immigration until after November elections

Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing

Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Number of child immigrants at border declining

The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States is continuing to drop. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Possible immigration rift for President Obama with Democrats

President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

Coast Guard officials and social workers are seeing many more Cubans risk their lives on homemade rafts to reach the U.S. this year. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Armed bicyclist has been deported 5 times, police say

A man arrested Tuesday for allegedly riding a bicycle with a gun tucked in his waistband has been deported five times, according to police. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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