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California city is latest immigration flashpoint

Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate gathered Friday outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Guatemalan boy left to find better life in United States, died alone

Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Dead migrant boy's mom begged him not to make trek

The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas' southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Buses carrying migrants rerouted after protests

Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families have been rerouted to a customs and border facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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'So sue me': Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asks Central America for help on immigration

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Central American nations on Tuesday to work with the Obama administration to curb a massive influx of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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President Obama faces advocate demands on immigration

President Barack Obama faced immediate demands for bold action to stem deportations Tuesday, a day after declaring immigration legislation dead and announcing plans to act on his own. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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White House: Boehner won't seek immigration vote

In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Border Patrol has lots of agents — in the wrong places

The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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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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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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