immigration

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might […]

07/12/2014

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Bob Costantini: Obama will participate in naturalization ceremonies at the White House

President Obama will preside over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony today and he’s expected to make a pitch for immigration reform. NBC News Correspondent Bob Costantini spoke about this with Penny and Phil:  

07/04/2014

FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pausing while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A planned fundraising trip to Texas next week is complicating President Barack Obama’s stance on immigration amid a brewing border crisis. The president finds himself caught between his call to speed up the deportations of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border, and his search for ways to let other immigrants -- already in the U.S. illegally -- stay on. Texas’ Republican governor is pressing the president to take a firsthand look at the crisis on the border during next week’s trip.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama to pitch immigration at citizenship ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for service members who signed up to defend the U.S. even […]

07/04/2014

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LA City Council names June ‘Immigrant Heritage Month’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today declared June as Immigrant Heritage Month, with a councilman saying the declaration is a step back from the rancor of Washington and a call for […]

06/25/2014

Sample California driver's license.

Immigrants fret about license design, rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) – While California officials are hashing out the details of what documents immigrants in the country illegally will need to obtain a driver’s license, some are questioning whether they should even apply […]

06/24/2014

US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than two decades, Latinos who are immigrants hold fewer jobs in the United States than those who are born in this country. This change is happening […]

06/19/2014

FILE - This June 5, 2014 file photo shows protestors blocking traffic near the White House in Washington in response to President Obama’s decision to delay the deportation review he ordered from the Department of Homeland Security. To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from actions he could take unilaterally on immigration. Instead, he is kicking the issue to House Republicans despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the US. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama delaying on immigration despite Cantor loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, […]

06/13/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the […]

06/09/2014

Sample California driver's license.

Feds say California immigrant license needs tweaks

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities say the proposed design for a California driver’s license for immigrants in the country illegally doesn’t meet national security standards. In a copy of a letter obtained by […]

05/06/2014

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US to let some high-skilled immigrant spouses work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced Tuesday. The rule change, which is set […]

05/06/2014

Sample California driver's license.

Bill cleans up immigrant driver’s license program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are tweaking a program Gov. Jerry Brown approved last year to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally, after businesses and advocates raised concerns. The […]

05/01/2014

Workers carry the American flag during the annual May Day march downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Fire officials warn May Day protesters about heat illness

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles fire officials warned thousands of May Day protesters part in demonstrations and other activities in downtown Los Angeles today to stay hydrated amid hot temperatures in the 90s. Temperatures […]

05/01/2014

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