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Appeals panel won't lift hold on President Obama's immigration action

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action

Bill would deny in-state tuition for those in US illegally

People who entered the U.S. illegally would be barred from receiving in-state tuition under a bill discussed by a Kansas House panel Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

Struggling to escape a trap of their own making, Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a Senate vote on Homeland Security funding without the immigration provisions strongly opposed by President... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Government asks judge to lift temporary hold on Obama's immigration action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

President Barack Obama warned Monday that states will feel the pain of a Homeland Security Department shutdown if Congress can't break an impasse by week's end. But on Capitol Hill, no solution was... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Australia to tighten immigration laws in counterterror bid

Australia will strengthen immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced Monday in a bid to combat the threat from home-grown... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration's efforts to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and to respond... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Guard troops staying on border, but some question mission

On U.S. 83, the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Biden: Assimilation key to stopping spread of extremism

The United States must ensure that immigrants are fully included in the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Federal judge temporarily blocks Obama's executive action on immigration

A federal judge in South Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Republican say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses' from IRS

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration could get a windfall from the IRS. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015

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Boehner can't rule out Homeland Security Department shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Boehner challenges Senate Democrats to pass Homeland Security Department funding bill

House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to "get off their ass" and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and restrict President Barack Obama's executive... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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