Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing.

2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014


Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014


Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014


Reagan, Bush also acted alone to shield immigrants

President Barack Obama's anticipated order to shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not unprecedented. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014


US to grant refugee status to some children

The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some minors under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014


Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014


Conservatives threaten immigration showdown

Conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned executive action on immigration, inviting comparisons to last year's... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014


Palestinian activist guilty in US immigration case

A federal jury found a Chicago activist charged with immigration fraud guilty on Monday for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014


Incoming GOP Senate chairman plans border bill

Even as President Barack Obama prepares to take executive action on immigration, an incoming GOP Senate chairman said Monday he is working on a border security bill and will aim to move it once the... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014


What compromise? Voters divided on the issues, too

Republican leaders and President Barack Obama say the message of the midterm elections is clear: Voters want them to work together. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014


Arizona's immigrant smuggling law struck down

A federal judge has struck down Arizona's 2005 immigrant smuggling law on the grounds that it's trumped by federal statutes. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

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Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014


Immigrant who hid in Oregon church temporarily released

A federal judge has ordered the temporary release of an immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation and was arrested this week on federal charge of illegal re-entry. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

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Arab activist lied to get citizenship, jurors told

A Chicago Arab activist deceived U.S. officials for years, getting citizenship in 2004 without disclosing that she had spent a decade in an Israeli prison for bombings that damaged the British... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014


Suspect in police killings avoided scrutiny

Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte had more to hide than many of the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014


Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world.... Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014


Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014


Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014


Liberians allowed to stay in US amid Ebola crisis

President Barack Obama's administration won't deport Liberian immigrants from Rhode Island and other states back to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for at least two more years. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014


Tens of thousands of immigrant families fail to report back after being released in U.S.

For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014


Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014


Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged as a leading Republican voice on immigration last year. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014


Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


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