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  • White House dodges questions on immigration timing

    Pressed repeatedly by reporters Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama's intention to use his executive power to act on immigration if Congress fails to, but he declined to say when that would take place.

  • US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food or medical...

  • Expert: Amnesty = 500,000 more illegals in first year

    The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States would surge more than five times the current wave of 90,000 if President Obama grants amnesty, according to an immigration expert.

  • Chris Christie heads to Mexico

    The New Jersey governor is seeking to boost his foreign policy chops ahead of a likely 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Mexican cartels ramp up human smuggling business

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Mexican cartels are increasingly profiting from human trafficking due to the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. Oscar Hagelsieb is the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in...

  • Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

    SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) — The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Mexican federal police and immigration agents had waited silently in the brush...

  • Immigrants have 'fraud loophole': Lawmakers

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and his Senate counterpart, Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the administration “quietly made several changes” this summer to its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous...

  • Obama about to fire his smoking gun again

    Despite fears of some establishment Republicans, I choose to believe that if Obama makes good on his threat, there will be electoral hell for Democrats to pay in November -- not Republicans.

  • In just 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the public, while deporting just 280.

  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. Obama raised the slim hope that Congress could take action on a...

  • 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...

  • EU to beef up border agency to deal with migrants

    ROME (AP) — The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans...

  • 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.



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