Immigration

House OKs bill to address U.S.-Mexico border crisis

House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

For the first time in more than two decades, Latinos who are immigrants hold fewer jobs in the United States than those who are born in this country. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Report: Poorly designed federal system impacted immigrant health signups

A poorly designed federal system prevented perhaps thousands of immigrants from enrolling in coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a preliminary report from an... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Feds apologize for miscues over immigrant kids

Contrite federal officials apologized to residents of a tiny southern Virginia town Thursday night for keeping them in the dark as they prepared to bring in hundreds of Central American children... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Thousands of immigrant children entering US illegally held in crowded, concrete cells

Thousands of immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally are being held in crowded, foul-smelling holding cells in South Texas until they're transferred to shelters. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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First lady Michelle Obama makes pitch for immigration overhaul

Michelle Obama turned a flag-waving swearing-in ceremony for 50 new American citizens Wednesday into a platform to call for action on the long-bogged-down issue of immigration. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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GOP strength in 2014 could be problem in 2016

Republican strength in this year's House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party's presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney's... Read more »

June 15, 2014

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Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite... Read more »

June 14, 2014

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Agents warned not to talk to media amidst surge of immigrant children crossing border

The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress includes a... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Immigration a political quandary for Republicans

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders agree is best for the GOP's future is... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor defeated in primary, tea party celebrates

Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Fort Sill to house 600 to 1,200 children detained while trying to enter US illegally

As many as 1,200 children who were detained while trying to enter the U.S. illegally will be taken to Fort Sill this week as federal officials try to find their families or place them with a... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Supreme Court: Immigrant children over 21 go to back of visa line

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children who waited for years with their parents to obtain visas still have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Application 'inconsistencies' under health care law could jeopardize coverage for millions

A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Rick Perry's Texas legacy unraveling as he leaves

As he gears up for a possible second presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is crisscrossing the country extolling a business-first philosophy he says made his state's economy white-hot —... Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Obama: Child migrants 'urgent humanitarian' issue

The flood of migrant children trying to cross the Mexican border alone has become an "urgent humanitarian situation" that is likely to cost the government more than $1 billion more than the Obama... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Obama: Child migrants 'urgent humanitarian' issue

President Barack Obama says the spike in unaccompanied minors being caught trying to cross the Mexican border is an "urgent humanitarian situation." Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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DHS secretary asks to study administration's release of tens of thousands of immigrants in US illegally

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is asking for an internal review of the Obama administration's release of tens of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of... Read more »

May 29, 2014

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GOP bristles over Obama pressure on immigration

President Barack Obama's latest attempt to pressure House Republicans to act on immigration legislation will backfire and make action harder, a House committee chairman said Thursday. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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Ethiopian guard sentenced for immigration crimes

An Ethiopian jail guard accused of torturing and killing dozens of people during government-sponsored violence in the 1970s was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for immigration crimes by a federal judge who said the U.S. cannot... Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Obama taps tech world for cash amid privacy debate

They come from different worlds — the buttoned-down political culture of Washington and the entrepreneurial, socks-optional, let's-do-this-faster ethos of Silicon Valley. Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Immigration: US warns schools against bias

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the administration continues to hear "troubling" reports of school districts raising barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S.... Read more »

May 8, 2014

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US to let some high-skilled immigrant spouses work

The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced Tuesday. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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