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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

Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'

President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Thousands to benefit from immigration action; financials unknown

Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at protecting nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from deportation. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Immigration order leaves man in sanctuary in limbo

A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement to avoid a deportation order said Friday that he does not know if he is covered by President Obama's executive order granting new rights to... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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New Obama immigration plan, same Texas attitudes

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott vows another lawsuit against the Obama administration. Attorneys for immigrants in the U.S. illegally jailed under federal detainers are hopeful but skeptical.... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

President Barack Obama has returned to Las Vegas to highlight a plan that would spare millions of immigrants from deportation and urge Congress to pass more complete reforms. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Fact check: Obama's claims on illegal immigration

An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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President Obama's immigration speech Thursday night

President Barack Obama is poised to claim broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation. But Republicans... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Obama's immigration actions do have limits

As broadly as President Barack Obama may push the limits of his authority to shield from deportation millions of immigrants illegally in the United States, the fate of millions more will still be... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Immigrants granted bail after latest court ruling

The cases before a Tucson judge on Wednesday seemed fairly routine: Two men charged with drug offenses asking him to grant them bail. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on "pretty firm legal... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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GOP governors attack Obama's immigration order

The nation's Republican governors on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's plans to unilaterally protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but clashed over whether their... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Reagan, Bush also acted alone to shield immigrants

President Barack Obama's anticipated order to shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not unprecedented. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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US to grant refugee status to some children

The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some minors under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Conservatives threaten immigration showdown

Conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned executive action on immigration, inviting comparisons to last year's... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Palestinian activist guilty in US immigration case

A federal jury found a Chicago activist charged with immigration fraud guilty on Monday for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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