Jeff Sessions

The U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce […]

12/03/2013

San Ysidro border crossing

Asylum seekers at Southwest US border double

PHOENIX (AP) — Requests for asylum in the United States along the Southwest border with Mexico have more than doubled over the last three years as immigrants seek legal entry into the country by claiming […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, to meet with the House Democratic Caucus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them “You’re on the right side of history.” […]

07/31/2013

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Millions more immigrants under the Senate bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America’s workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant […]

07/08/2013

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Health care thorny issue in immigration debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care coverage for newly legalized immigrants is emerging as a thorny issue in Congress’ drive to remake the nation’s immigration system, posing hard-to-solve problems for Senate negotiators and threatening a bill-writing […]

06/07/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Rubio seeks to boost border language in new bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says a new immigration bill he helped write needs stronger border security provisions or it will fail in the House and may even have trouble getting through […]

05/02/2013

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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

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Lawmakers ready to unveil immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share an immigration overhaul crafted over several months. The Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed legislation on Tuesday.

04/15/2013

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