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End game: No immigration deal on Capitol Hill, just divisions

A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue

End game: No immigration deal, just divisions

A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Govt urges dismissal of lawsuit over immigration

The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president's immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Immigrants urged not to fear applying for program

A top federal immigration official on Monday urged qualified immigrants to apply for President Barack Obama's reprieve from deportation and sought to dispel fears that a future administration might... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Senate averts shutdown fears; Democrats rush to confirm nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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First Dems, now Senate GOP object to spending bill

First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it's the Senate Republicans' turn, specifically Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Immigrants in limbo over Obama immigrant rules

When President Obama outlined why he was letting as many as 4 million immigrants stay and work legally in this country last month, it sounded like he was talking about Arturo Hernandez. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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House leaders move on plan to fund government

Sidestepping immigration hardliners, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill that would keep the government running past next week. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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House rebukes Obama on immigration

Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a bill declaring his executive actions to curb deportations "null and... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Utah one of 17 states suing over executive actions on immigration

Utah is one of 17 states jointly suing the Obama administration over the president's recently announced executive actions on immigration. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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GOP White House prospects clash on foreign policy

Even as they attack President Barack Obama's foreign policy, and with politics turning to the 2016 race for president, the GOP's most ambitious leaders have begun to clash with each other over the... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Republican-led House plans to vote down Obama immigration

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Obama immigration action may split evangelical coalition

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In announcing his decision to protect nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama turned to Scripture, calling on Americans to protect the strangers in their land. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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California pushes to expand immigrant health care

President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Stateless immigrant desperate to leave US

At a time when millions of immigrants want to stay in the United States, Yury Decyatnik just wants to leave, but can't. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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Immigration reform will boost the economy, hopefully

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What will be the economic impacts of Obama's new immigration reform program? Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

President Barack Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to the city where he says he first forged his ties to the Latino community to pitch his new executive actions on... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the tens of thousands of refugees coming ashore each year need acceptance and assistance, not... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Obama defends moves on immigration

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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