Report: No evidence of sex abuse at Texas immigration lockup

Department of Homeland Security investigators have found no evidence of sexual abuse and harassment at a South Texas immigration lockup that houses women and children, according to a report... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015


Obama wants $1 billion to curb Central American immigration

President Barack Obama wants to spend $1 billion to help curb illegal immigration from three Central American countries, according to the president's budget request. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Government telling immigrants that cases might not be resolved until 2019, later

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015


Asians slower to seek immigration protection in U.S.

Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015


US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

DETROIT — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015


Attorney General nominee picks up support from Sen. Hatch, other Republicans

Key Republicans heaped praise on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch Thursday and one senior lawmaker announced his outright endorsement, setting the stage for Lynch's confirmation as the first... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015


Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015


Conservatives take credit for derailing border security bill

With inclement weather grounding planes across the country Monday, GOP leaders pulled a border security bill from the floor schedule this week, citing the weather and an already condensed schedule. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015


House heads to vote next week on border security legislation

The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico as majority Republicans try to show they can chart their own course on immigration, not just oppose President Barack Obama's. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015


Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015


5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015


Republicans try to chart path on immigration moves

Not exactly brimming with confidence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to try to push a House-passed bill to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies through the Senate. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015


No immediate ruling on blocking Obama immigration orders

A federal judge in South Texas on Thursday pushed an attorney representing the federal government to explain the legal authority behind President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015


House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration

In a broad assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Wednesday that would overturn his immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015


Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda

Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring his veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street,... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015


Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


Internet at heart of new tactics for Med people smugglers

Migrants dreaming of Europe have their pick of social media sites that work like an online travel agent, advertising fares and offering tips on secure payments. Meanwhile, the traffickers who send... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


House GOP takes broad aim at Obama immigration policies

House Republicans plan to take broad aim at President Barack Obama's immigration policies next week, including votes to overturn protections for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015


Florida's Marco Rubio says he can win presidential election

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday he believes he can win the next presidential election, offering an unusually aggressive assessment of his chances while dismissing concerns they're... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015


Obama, Mexico's president discuss US shift toward Cuba

President Barack Obama says he and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have discussed Obama's shift to what he says is a "more constructive" policy toward Cuba. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


Germans protest against anti-Islam rallies

The square around the Cologne Cathedral was plunged into darkness Monday evening after the historical landmark in western Germany shut down its lights in a silent protest of weekly rallies in... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015


Migrant flow into US from Caribbean spikes

Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015


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