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Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation
Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. On the one-year anniversary of the Senate bill, Obama went on the attack after a long period of trying to encourage progress in the ...

House Republicans Might Pass Immigration Bills After All, Just as They Always Planned
Remember earlier this year when House Republicans said they would deal with immigration reform once the primaries were over? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner told a group of donors that they'll pass bills addressing the issue this summer. At a fundraiser in Las Vegas last month, Boehner told a gorup that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," as ...

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly
WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

Wonkbook: Don’t count out immigration reform just yet
There are signs of hope for immigration reform.

Zuckerberg Immigration Group Targets Steve King
A pro-immigration reform group supported by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will launch a TV and digital ad campaign against Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about not wanting immigrants to earn permanent residency if they joined the military

Winning asylum is tough in Georgia’s immigration courts
The federal immigration courts based in Georgia have some of the higher denial rates in the nation – 89 percent and 98 percent – for foreigners seeking asylum in the U.

Immigration judges order fewer deportations
The number deportations ordered by the nation’s immigration courts has dropped by 43 percent since 2009, partly because the Obama administration has been seeking fewer of them, according to new figures released by the government this week.

No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul for Now
President Obama has no plans to enact unilateral immigration overhaul by executive action, faith leaders from across the country said Obama told them today. “We did not discuss the need; we did not bring up the issue of the president doing unilateral action,” Luis Cortes,...

Immigration still on hold: Boehner's office
A day after reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner is telling fundraisers he is determined to get an immigration bill done this year, the Ohio Republican's spokesman walked those comments back slightly, saying any action will still depend on President Obama. "Nothing has changed. As he's said many times, ...

Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Detainers
Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers


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