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  • Dozens of immigration protesters arrested outside White House

    More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform, the latest example of the president being pressured to act more quickly on the hot-button issue.

  • AFL-CIO chief urges Obama to be bold on immigration executive action

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to be aggressive on immigration reform, revealing that labor and business leaders have been meeting with the president about his possible executive action.

  • US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. She...

  • No, our immigration system is not broken

    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just...

  • For White House, talk of government shutdown is impeachment redux

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest continues to raise the specter of Republicans shutting down the government.

  • Immigration judges' union wants independent court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of...

  • White House has 'no idea' whether government will shut down

    "It would be a real shame if Republicans engaged in an effort to shut down the government over a common-sense solution [on immigration]," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • VIDEO: Federal immigration judges present historic numbers

    Two federal judges presented a stark picture of the workload facing immigration judges across the country at the National Press Club on Wednesday.

  • Border chaos: 375,000 pending immigration cases, Obama lawyers AWOL

    Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation's immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at a historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.

  • Marco Rubio's course correction on immigration

    Rubio thinks an overreach by Obama could become a springboard for GOP action on immigration. If that happens, Rubio would like to see lawmakers take an approach far different from the Gang of Eight's comprehensive scheme.

  • On immigration, which Democrats does Obama want to anger least?

    Regardless of what President Obama does on immigration reform, at least one faction of Democrats will be angry.

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • Mexico officials pull CentAm migrants from trains

    ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — U.S.-bound Central Americans are fleeing urban areas and hiking into the woods and low jungle for fear of being detained by Mexican officials rounding up migrants in southern Mexico. Until recently, the streets of Arriaga bustled with migrants who would stay at cheap...

  • Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President...

  • WATCH: Many Republicans say this is the country's top problem

    Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything, and naming the country's top problem is no different.



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