Immigration

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson weighs curbing deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living here illegally

House Speaker John Boehner: Immigration measure will be tough to pass this year

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2014

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GOP distrust of Obama unchanged by 1.9 million immigrant deportations

The Obama administration has deported more than 1.9 million immigrants. Yet that aggressive enforcement of current law fails to sway several House Republicans who blame distrust of President Barack... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2014

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In an election year, GOP wary of immigration issue

President Barack Obama's new declaration that he's open to legal status for many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders, an election-year... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2014

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15 states, including Utah, grant in-state tuition to immigrants

Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state's flagship public college. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2014

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Sen. Orrin Hatch talks to Utah lawmakers about immigration, other issues

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, made his annual appearance before the Utah Legislature on Friday and fielded questions on several topics, including immigration reform. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2014

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US seeks prison term for ex-slaughterhouse manager

Federal prosecutors will seek a 6 ½-year prison term Friday for a former kosher slaughterhouse manager in Iowa who they say exploited immigrant workers for labor, money and sex. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2014

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Obama executive actions leave gay rights advocates, immigration groups disappointed

For some White House allies, the long list of executive actions President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address was marred by a few glaring omissions. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2014

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House GOP leaders face challenge on immigration

House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a direct challenge from a GOP senator who is warning against a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2014

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Obama speech to challenge Congress on minimum wage

Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour,... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2014

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New DHS chief endorses 'earned' citizenship idea

The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2014

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Highlights from Obama's State of the Union address

President Barack Obama urged Congress to help restore opportunity for Americans but pledged to take action himself Tuesday in his fifth State of the Union address before Congress. Some highlights from Obama's economic and other... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2014

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Rep. Paul Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2014

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Feds, state officials partner with community leaders to fight immigration services scams

The Wrong Help Can Hurt, a federal initiative intended to help people recognize and steer clear of immigration services scams, was launched Wednesday in Salt Lake City in a meeting of state,... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2014

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Foreign ideas: What immigrants think about Americans and money

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Foreigners visiting or immigrating to the United States have noticed people do things differently in this country — and may have some ideas that could save people money. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2014

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Texas Republicans take hard line on immigration

Texas Republicans are taking hard-line stances on immigration ahead of the March 4 primary elections to win support from the party's base, while Democrats are hoping those policies will convince more Hispanics to vote for them. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2014

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How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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Immigration foes dig in amid expectations

A chief Republican foe of immigration legislation says it would be a "colossal mistake" for the House to consider any measure this year and shift attention from President Barack Obama's health care... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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De Blasio, Silver back NYC pre-kindergarten, tax

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promised Wednesday to jointly push the new mayor's proposal for universal pre-kindergarten supported by city authority to tax... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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New prospects in 2014 for an immigration overhaul

His agenda tattered by last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2014

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Israel: Migrants protest outside foreign embassies

Thousands of African migrants in Israel marched up to the embassies of the United States and European countries on Monday to demand asylum and work rights from the government. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2014

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Election-year politics shape congressional agenda

Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2014

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Democrats, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections

In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2013

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Election 2014: Dems to highlight obstruction in Congress, GOP to focus on health care law

In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2013

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Pot, guns and paparazzi: New laws run gamut in United States

year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: Read more »

Dec. 30, 2013

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Obama's presidency beset by fits, starts in year 5

It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2013

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