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Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families

Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families

France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

France, long the land of the left, is making a right turn.Eeven the governing Socialists are adopting traditionally right-wing policies: reducing labor protections, expelling immigrants and... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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In early states, Bush walks tightrope with conservatives

Jeb Bush is betting his political future these days on the hope that pragmatism will trump conservative hostility in 2016. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Google exec says immigration changes would help economy

WASHINGTON — The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledges violating federal court orders

An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on illegal immigration is acknowledging he violated a judge's order to stop detaining people based solely on suspicion they're in the country illegally. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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House GOP rebel leader Jim Jordan walks line as party tries to govern

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is a former championship wrestler treading a delicate political line, pushing GOP leaders toward the goals of his rebel conservative group as the party tries to prove to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Walker draws scrutiny from GOP rivals for changing positions

Scott Walker's rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin governor's changing positions on a number of issues. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Bush tells New Hampshire he won't change views to win votes

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Chicago activist gets prison term for immigration crime

A judge sentenced a Chicago activist to 18 months in federal prison Thursday for failing to disclose her convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied to be a U.S. citizen. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Extent of Obama's executive reach often in eye of beholder

When it comes to President Barack Obama exerting presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Immigration ruling shows lawyers playing venue shopping odds

A federal judge's ruling last month blocking President Barack Obama's immigration executive action lays bare a pervasive practice in federal district courts: venue shopping. Read more »

March 8, 2015

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Iowa ag forum displays GOP rift on immigration reform

The rift over immigration in the emerging Republican presidential field opened up publicly Saturday, as several potential candidates called for enforcement of existing laws while former Florida... Read more »

March 7, 2015

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States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is alleging the U.S. government misled a judge about whether officials began implementing one part of... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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US forced to release foreigner later shot by LAPD after France, Cameroon wouldn't take him

U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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States ask judge not to lift stay in lawsuit over Obama's immigration action

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is asking a federal judge to not lift a temporary hold on the directives. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Hundreds of Mexicans expelled from US to be given chance to return, maybe stay

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Homeland Security funding still up in the air

House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate,... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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