Immigration

President Obama's delay on immigration action creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates a curveball

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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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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