Chuck Schumer

People lie on the sidewalk simulating a crime scene to symbolize the death of over 2,200 migrants in the desert over the last 20 years during a protest outside the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Valeria Fernandez)

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight. Congress’ monthlong August […]

07/19/2013

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Dems draw firm line on path to citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say they will not agree to any immigration bill that lacks a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. Senators and House members […]

07/09/2013

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Analysis sees Senate bill curbing illegal entries

WASHINGTON (AP) – Comprehensive immigration legislation passed by the Senate would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by one-third to one-half beyond what would happen under existing law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That’s […]

07/03/2013

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Subpoena of AP records revives media shield bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The controversy over the government’s secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators — and the White House […]

05/16/2013

Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Immigration bill would boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation would help authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, as supporters of a system overhaul marshaled arguments against opponents.

04/23/2013

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Tempers flare at immigration hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.

04/22/2013

Lindsey Graham

Immigration senators: Boston no excuse to nix bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators who helped write bipartisan immigration legislation say the Boston Marathon bombings should expedite an overhaul of the current system. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that the […]

04/21/2013

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Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A filibuster averted. A likely accord on immigration reform. A former Republican presidential candidate thanked — publicly! — by the Senate’s top Democrat. Lawmakers of both parties lunched together for the first time many could remember.

04/12/2013

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Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate.

04/08/2013

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Senators caution immigration deal not final

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, optimistic lawmakers on Sunday cautioned they had not finished work on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

03/31/2013

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