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May Day protests planned around Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of people will take to the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the annual “May Day” marches today and urge Congress to take action on legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration […]

05/01/2014

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (AP Photo)

Boehner tells lawmakers he was just ribbing them

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he was just teasing them when he lampooned their reluctance to act on immigration legislation, insisting that he blames President Barack Obama for inaction […]

04/29/2014

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo shows Abel Bautista and his wife Guadalupe posing with their four children at their home in Thornton, Colo. From left are, Kolby, 12, Wendy, 8, Guadalupe, 32, Able, 37, Kimbereli, 7, and Able, 10. (AP Photo /Ed Andrieski, File)

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — Late last year members of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition acknowledged that there was little hope Congress would pass much-anticipated legislation granting citizenship to people in the U.S. illegally. So the group […]

03/18/2014

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Catholics, evangelicals press GOP on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Catholic bishops, evangelical leaders and advocates pressured top House Republicans to vote this year on overhauling immigration in a series of private meetings on Wednesday. With legislation stalled in […]

03/12/2014

FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council […]

03/04/2014

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

Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania coal town and a Dallas suburb lost a lengthy battle to enact anti-immigrant laws Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals. The high court has […]

03/03/2014

President Barack Obama winks as he is welcomed before speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says immigration, minimum wage top agenda

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort. […]

02/14/2014

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From immigration to trade, inaction in Congress

DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent   WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at […]

02/09/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House giving Boehner room on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican leaders dampen expectations for overhauling immigration laws this year, the White House is hoping that the GOP resistance is temporary and tactical, and it’s resisting pressure from some political allies […]

02/07/2014

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House conservatives rule out immigration this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate. House […]

02/05/2014

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at McGavock High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

On immigration, Obama doesn’t rule out legal path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling a possible opening in the tense immigration debate, President Barack Obama indicated he may consider legislation that does not include a special pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people already […]

01/31/2014

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As world ages, immigration seen as big boost to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are among the least likely to be concerned about retirement security, or to view the growing number of older people as a major concern, a new global study finds. The analysis […]

01/30/2014

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