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South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks; at least 6 killed

In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg.

No immediate ruling on blocking Obama immigration orders

A federal judge in South Texas on Thursday pushed an attorney representing the federal government to explain the legal authority behind President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration

In a broad assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Wednesday that would overturn his immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda

Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring his veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street,... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Internet at heart of new tactics for Med people smugglers

Migrants dreaming of Europe have their pick of social media sites that work like an online travel agent, advertising fares and offering tips on secure payments. Meanwhile, the traffickers who send... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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House GOP takes broad aim at Obama immigration policies

House Republicans plan to take broad aim at President Barack Obama's immigration policies next week, including votes to overturn protections for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Florida's Marco Rubio says he can win presidential election

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday he believes he can win the next presidential election, offering an unusually aggressive assessment of his chances while dismissing concerns they're... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Obama, Mexico's president discuss US shift toward Cuba

President Barack Obama says he and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have discussed Obama's shift to what he says is a "more constructive" policy toward Cuba. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Germans protest against anti-Islam rallies

The square around the Cologne Cathedral was plunged into darkness Monday evening after the historical landmark in western Germany shut down its lights in a silent protest of weekly rallies in... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Migrant flow into US from Caribbean spikes

Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015

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GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don't stumble

In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding self-inflicted... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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Immigrants seek California driver licenses

Hundreds of people lined up in early morning cold Friday as California began taking driver's license applications from the nation's largest population of immigrants in the country illegally. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015

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Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation's leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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A bigger tent? GOP faces minority challenge

The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Unions make push to recruit protected immigrants

Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Going it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014

President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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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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