Immigration

Despite crush of children crossing the border, illegal immigration low

Border Patrol agents are arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents.

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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Homeland Security arrests over 600 gang suspects

More than 600 suspected gang members have been arrested in the Homeland Security Department's largest crackdown on street gangs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday. Read more »

May 1, 2014

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700 migrants rush at Spain's border, 140 breach it

Around 700 African migrants charged Spain's barbed-wire border fences Thursday in the country's North African enclave of Melilla, clashing with Spanish and Moroccan border police. Read more »

May 1, 2014

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US weighs curbing deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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Next year's 85,000 high-skilled visas snapped up in days

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Immigration advocates, supporters rally across US in push for freeze on deportations

Dozens of immigration advocates and supporters are rallying in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to raise... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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House Democrats try to force vote on immigration

House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure... Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Opportunity, risk seen in Obama's meeting with pope, advisers say

The White House announced in January that Obama would meet Francis during a European trip. Both the President and Michelle Obama will be there, as well as National Security adviser Susan Rice and... Read more »

March 20, 2014

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Suicide, assault allegations stun border agent's family

Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Obama's promise to review deportations has risks

President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

Republicans are warning that any steps President Barack Obama takes to bypass Congress to ease deportations of immigrants illegally in the United States would severely hurt chances of overhauling... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue?

If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around... Read more »

March 10, 2014

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President Obama to Latinos: Last call for health care signup

Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for through new insurance exchanges won't lead to deportation for any relatives in the U.S.... Read more »

March 6, 2014

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Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate

Chinese millionaires on Tuesday pleaded for the Canadian government not to throw away the immigration applications of thousands of Chinese nationals as part of its plans to end a backlogged... Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Advocacy group affiliated with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg targets House GOP on immigration

An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year on legislation overhauling the nation's... Read more »

March 3, 2014

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