immigration

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Data: Texas had most Border Patrol arrests in 2013

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Central American immigrants crossing into the United States illegally in South Texas drove an increase in Border Patrol apprehensions last year, according to data released Friday by U.S. Customs and Border […]

01/17/2014

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope says abortion is evidence of ‘throwaway culture’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a “throwaway culture” that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also […]

01/13/2014

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Health care push for those in Calif. illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said if the goal of the […]

01/11/2014

Dec. 12, 2013: Immigration activists gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Immigration foes dig in amid expectations in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives and the nation’s biggest business lobby sparred Wednesday over immigration overhaul, with advocates vowing a renewed effort to get the House to act this year and opponents digging in against anything […]

01/08/2014

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama invokes Thanksgiving spirit on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is invoking the Thanksgiving spirit in search of an immigration deal with Congress. The president says he’s willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break […]

11/25/2013

AP chart shows estimates for the number of people in the U.S. illegally.

New signs of rising illegal immigration into US

WASHINGTON (AP) — After dropping during the recession, the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again. The total number of immigrants living in this country […]

09/23/2013

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Veterans call for action on immigration bill

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Military veterans gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall today to urge action on a bill that would overhaul the country’s immigration laws. Ricardo Reyes, a Marine who served in Iraq and […]

09/17/2013

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, and White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer react to a reporter's question as they leave the Treasury Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

White House slams House GOP plan for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House senior adviser is accusing the House GOP of “cruel hypocrisy” for contemplating legal status for unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — without also legalizing their parents. […]

07/23/2013

Former US President George W. Bush speaking at dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas. (AP Photo)

Bush: ‘Benevolent spirit’ must drive reform plans

  DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says national immigration reform must be guided by a “benevolent spirit” and an understanding of the contribution of immigrants to the country. Bush spoke briefly Wednesday […]

07/10/2013

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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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Immigrant advocates sue gov’t over detainers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody longer without investigating whether they’re in the country illegally. The American Civil Liberties […]

06/19/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Rubio hears out House conservatives on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has met with House conservatives skeptical of the immigration overhaul bill he helped write. Rubio emerged to say that it’s clear the sweeping bill needs more work […]

06/05/2013

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