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Obama Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Obama Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As the Senate is poised to make a key vote on an immigration compromise Monday, President Obama pressed Congress Saturday to pass immigration reform.
“The United States Senate is debating a …

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Photo by Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As an immigration reform bill heads to the floor of the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is staking out a position as the man who can help bargain for Republican…

Immigration May Help Fund Medicare

Immigration May Help Fund Medicare

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you’re growing old and depending on Medicare, you have someone to thank for keeping the system afloat: Immigrants, including those who entered the country illegally.A Harvard Medical School study published…

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico on Thursday afternoon for a 24-hour trip in which he is expected to meet with Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to talk about trade, security and immigra…

Immigrant Children Less Prone to Allergies

Immigrant Children Less Prone to Allergies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — America’s obsession with antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer may not be such a good thing. Research shows that some exposure to germs is actually helpful.A new study found that children born outside the U.S. devel…

Tom Tancredo Disavows Rand Paul, Calls Him ‘Softer’ Than Obama on Immigration

Tom Tancredo Disavows Rand Paul, Calls Him ‘Softer’ Than Obama on Immigration

(WASHINGTON) — Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., regrets his previous endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., disavowing the former ally because he has “flip-flopped” on immigration.“Rand Paul began his speech in Spanish and it went d…

Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Slightly more Americans trust Barack Obama than congressional Republicans to handle immigration, but neither side garnered a majority between whites and nonwhites in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.Amer…

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Regrets Timing of Immigrant Release

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Regrets Timing of Immigrant Release

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had no part in a decision by underlings to release low-risk illegal immigrant detainees as a way to save money before the sequestration, and was surprised …

ACLU: US Too Tough on Undocumented Immigrants

ACLU: US Too Tough on Undocumented Immigrants

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The American Civil Liberties Union says United States border security treats people crossing the border illegally to look for work as criminals instead of as desperate people trying to feed their families.Border …

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuesday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain (Ariz.), Lindse…

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Public approval of President Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal im…

Boehner Won’t Rush Immigration Overhaul Through House

Boehner Won’t Rush Immigration Overhaul Through House

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday praised the ongoing efforts of two bipartisan groups of congressional lawmakers, but he emphasized that an effective overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws will…

Senators Reveal Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Senators Reveal Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A bipartisan group of senators has agreed to an immigration reform framework that includes a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented, a significant step toward a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration sy…

Los Angeles Mayor Talks Immigration Reform, Gun Laws

Los Angeles Mayor Talks Immigration Reform, Gun Laws

Jerod Harris/Getty Images for BGR(WASHINGTON) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said fights on the debt ceiling and spending cuts should not distract Congress from efforts to fix a “broken immigration system” and introduce new compr…

Biden: GOP Had Immigration ‘Epiphany’

Biden: GOP Had Immigration ‘Epiphany’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden expressed confidence on Thursday that comprehensive immigration reform could pass Congress, telling an audience of Latino elected officials and others that “it’s your time.”Biden appeared …

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two senior Senate Republicans proposed a bill on Tuesday that gives the children of illegal immigrants the opportunity to remain in the U.S.After GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney only garnered a sliver of the L…

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House could vote on a Republican bill next week that seeks to create 55,000 additional visas per year for workers with master’s and doctoral degrees in science, tech, engineering and math. The STEM Jobs Act, …

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Failed attempts at immigration reform are nothing new on Capitol Hill, but there is some indication a new post-election tone might help pave the way for lawmakers and the White House to move toward a comprehensiv…

Romney Won’t Take Away Obama Visas for Illegal Immigrant Kids

Romney Won’t Take Away Obama Visas for Illegal Immigrant Kids

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DENVER) — Mitt Romney says he will not take away the two-year visas given to children of illegal immigrants under an executive order by President Obama earlier this year, despite having called the measure a politically-mot…

Obama Says He Can’t Change Washington from Inside

Obama Says He Can’t Change Washington from Inside

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(MIAMI) — President Obama said Thursday the “most important” lesson he learned during his first term in the White House is that “you can’t change Washington from the inside,” a comment that prompted Mitt Romney to qui…

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