More Immigration Articles

  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the...

  • Jeb Bush cheers Canada-styled 'express entry' immigration reform

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't backing away from his push for comprehensive immigration reform, taking to Twitter to cheer a super-fast new system in Canada that matches jobs to the skills of immigrants. “Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken...

  • Senate Republicans warn that Obama deportation review will lead to weakened enforcement

    In an April 24 letter to President Obama, nearly two dozen Senate Republicans express concern that the purpose of the Homeland Security's “enforcement review” is to loosen the standards for deporting illegal immigrants and weaken border security.

  • Immigration report irks some Hill Republicans

    A report arguing for the need for more low-skilled immigrants has irked some Republican congressmen. At issue is a paper released last month called “A crucial piece of the puzzle: Demographic change and why immigrants are needed to fill America's less-skilled labor gap.”

  • British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job. "They" are workers from other European Union countries, who have the right to live in Britain. One billboard...

  • US weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following a review ordered by...

  • John Boehner's double-speak rattles House immigration foes

    When it comes to immigration, many Republican members of the House have long distrusted their leader, Speaker John Boehner. Now, things have gotten even worse. Boehner has assured members who oppose comprehensive immigration reform that nothing will be done on the issue until the Obama...

  • US weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review...

  • Obama wants Homeland Security to consider deporting fewer people

    President Obama, under pressure from immigration activists, wants Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to consider deporting fewer people by focusing only on those with serious criminal records.

  • Memos: Clinton White House used immigration issue to defeat Republicans

    Notes and memos just released by former President Bill Clinton’s library reveal that the administration's political team schemed to use the immigration issue to defeat Republicans.

  • Court won't hear Arizona appeal over harboring ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the state of Arizona over a ruling that blocked enforcement of part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law. The justices had no comment Monday on their order declining to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people for...

  • Md. won't automatically hold immigrants for feds

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation. Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Baltimore City Detention Center will now consider the severity of...

  • Respect the law and stop playing politics with immigration

    Herman Bottcher got around. Born in Landsberg, Germany, he immigrated to Australia with his uncle. Then, in 1930, he immigrated to the United States. Two years later he applied for "first papers," the right to U.S. citizenship. He was going to college in California when the Spanish Civil War...

  • Zogby Report Card: Russia's winning, and Obama has few options

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has a real problem on his hands: a lack of options in dealing with issues like Russia, immigration, Syria and the Middle East.

  • Mark Zuckerberg group's attack on Steve King sends message to GOP immigration reform foes

    Why would Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook billionaire born and raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and now based in California, have any particular interest in the politics of Iowa's rural 4th Congressional District? Because the area is home to Republican Rep. Steve King, one of the...



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