Immigration reform

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support for a planned vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that would clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the […]

08/01/2014

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)

Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in November and in the […]

07/18/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Mark Smith: Obama to meet on immigration

President Obama will travel to Texas later today, where he intended to focus on fundraising, but he will now have to address the immigration crisis at the border. AP White House Correspondent Mark Smith talked to […]

07/09/2014

First lady Michelle Obama listens to remarks during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady makes pitch for immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama turned a flag-waving swearing-in ceremony for 50 new American citizens Wednesday into a platform to call for action on the long-bogged-down issue of immigration. “In many ways, it is because […]

06/18/2014

Rep. Jeff Denham, whose district is in California's agricultural heartland of the San Joaquin Valley, is not worried that Congress' failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his reelection.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci,file)

California Republicans stress immigration support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. David Valadao says he’s not worried that Congress’ failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his prospects for re-election to a district in California’s agricultural heartland. Same goes for GOP […]

05/17/2014

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Immigration reform rally in LA today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles religious leaders united today in an interfaith prayer service to call for immigration reform, with several saying immigrants need the support of all Americans. The service featured representatives from […]

04/04/2014

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

San Ysidro border crossing

US to migrants: Crossers won’t qualify for reform

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States issued a warning on Wednesday to migrants thinking of crossing the border, saying they won’t qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be enacted in the […]

12/18/2013

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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

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In prior overhaul, legalized farmworkers prospered

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — After Paulino Mejia crossed the border illegally into the U.S. in 1980, he picked grapes, peaches and other crops in California’s agricultural heartland, lived in crowded rental housing, hid from immigration […]

05/26/2013

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