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How religious leaders are responding to the immigration crisis

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As politicians debate the merits of President Obama's funding request, faith leaders respond to the immigration crisis with petitions and prayer. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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House GOP prepares response to border crisis

House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Journalist, activist who has lived in US without legal documentation for years released by US Border Patrol

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students' harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they'll mention a court date... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

Protesters faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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As 2016 looms, Chris Christie skirts hot-button issues

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who bills himself as a say-what-I-think straight-talker, has been unusually silent recently on some hot-button national issues. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Obama seeks support from leaders of states that will house thousands who have crossed border

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Lawmakers: Obama doesn't need Congressional action to order return of children crossing border

Two key lawmakers say President Barack Obama can alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of child immigrants without waiting for Congress to act. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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15-year-old migrant boy found dead in Rio Grande Valley buried in Guatemala hometown

A 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'It's a nuisance': US border effort sputters as migrants cross repeatedly even after being caught

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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House chairman: President's $3.7 billion border request 'too much'

The chairman of the House committee that controls spending says President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too much money and the House won't approve it. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Mayor signs law to create NYC municipal ID cards

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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President Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with minors illegally crossing US border

Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Why thousands of migrant children are crossing the U.S. border alone

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A new study from Pew reveals that of the thousands of children migrating to the U.S. without their parents, many are coming from poverty-ridden, conflict-prone areas in Central America. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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In deep South Texas, a daily tide of poor migrants

The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: government buses that spend each night idling on a Texas roadside,... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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White House: Most unaccompanied children crossing border won't stay in US

The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Legal, political hurdles in child migrant crisis

The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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