Immigration

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to United States

Many immigrants flooding across the border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

Immigrant surge underscores Texas political divide

Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Obama to seek border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Obama to seek more than $2 billion in border aid; Nancy Pelosi visits Texas

President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal... Read more »

June 28, 2014

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US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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US plans child migrant processing center in Texas

The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally, according to... Read more »

June 23, 2014

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Few immediate consequences for child immigrants; can legally stay in US for years

Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work here for... Read more »

June 22, 2014

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Feds to fly hundreds of migrants to California

The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the... Read more »

June 22, 2014

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Feds to fly hundreds of migrants to California

The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at... Read more »

June 21, 2014

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Biden flies to Central America amid migrant crisis

The Obama administration moved Friday to stem a flood of Central American children and families that has overwhelmed the U.S. immigration system, dispatching Vice President Joe Biden to the region... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

A sobbing businessman in his 30s called a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in an online news video of a... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

For the first time in more than two decades, Latinos who are immigrants hold fewer jobs in the United States than those who are born in this country. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Report: Poorly designed federal system impacted immigrant health signups

A poorly designed federal system prevented perhaps thousands of immigrants from enrolling in coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a preliminary report from an... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Feds apologize for miscues over immigrant kids

Contrite federal officials apologized to residents of a tiny southern Virginia town Thursday night for keeping them in the dark as they prepared to bring in hundreds of Central American children... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Thousands of immigrant children entering US illegally held in crowded, concrete cells

Thousands of immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally are being held in crowded, foul-smelling holding cells in South Texas until they're transferred to shelters. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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First lady Michelle Obama makes pitch for immigration overhaul

Michelle Obama turned a flag-waving swearing-in ceremony for 50 new American citizens Wednesday into a platform to call for action on the long-bogged-down issue of immigration. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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GOP strength in 2014 could be problem in 2016

Republican strength in this year's House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party's presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney's... Read more »

June 15, 2014

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Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite... Read more »

June 14, 2014

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Agents warned not to talk to media amidst surge of immigrant children crossing border

The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress includes a... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Immigration a political quandary for Republicans

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders agree is best for the GOP's future is... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor defeated in primary, tea party celebrates

Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Fort Sill to house 600 to 1,200 children detained while trying to enter US illegally

As many as 1,200 children who were detained while trying to enter the U.S. illegally will be taken to Fort Sill this week as federal officials try to find their families or place them with a... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Supreme Court: Immigrant children over 21 go to back of visa line

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children who waited for years with their parents to obtain visas still have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Application 'inconsistencies' under health care law could jeopardize coverage for millions

A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. Read more »

June 5, 2014

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