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Asians Now Top Hispanics as Largest Group of New US Immigrants

Asians Now Top Hispanics as Largest Group of New US Immigrants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Asians have trumped Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants entering the U.S. each year, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.”The Rise of Asian Americans,” released Tuesday, found that in …

Sen. Rubio on Obama Immigration Policy: ‘Why Wouldn’t Someone Call Me?’

Sen. Rubio on Obama Immigration Policy: ‘Why Wouldn’t Someone Call Me?’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Obama’s decision to relax immigration rules for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants is a “short-term solution” that is “problematic” in the long run, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview with ABC N…

Mexican President Thanks Obama for Limiting Deportations

Mexican President Thanks Obama for Limiting Deportations

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(LOS CABOS, Mexico) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon praised President Obama today for having the “valor and courage” to stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.“We believe that …

DREAM Act Advocates Cheer Obama Speech

DREAM Act Advocates Cheer Obama Speech

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Although the typical partisan sniping on Capitol Hill was just getting started in Washington before President Obama’s statement Friday afternoon, a few blocks from the White House young undocumented i…

Obama Says Limiting Deportations Is ‘More Fair and More Just’

Obama Says Limiting Deportations Is ‘More Fair and More Just’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama announced Friday that his administration would stop deporting and begin granting work permits to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants, saying the changes  would make the nation&rsq…

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Some Senate candidates are walking fine lines on immigration policy after Friday’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, which has highlighted near-rifts between those candidates and their part…

Obama Defends Immigrant Deportation Rules, Criticized as Political

Obama Defends Immigrant Deportation Rules, Criticized as Political

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama flashed anger today as a reporter interrupted his speech on immigration in the Rose Garden. Neil Munro of The Daily Caller, a conservative news site, shouted at Obama in the middle of his spe…

Adviser Suggests Romney Will Focus on Economy, Not Immigration

Adviser Suggests Romney Will Focus on Economy, Not Immigration

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s announcement that he will ease deportation for the children of some illegal immigrants underscores an area where Mitt Romney was to the right of most of his primary opponents.While Texas …

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Conflicting statements from Republican senators neatly show the political bind for Republicans following the president’s move to relax deportation policy for young illegal immigrants.This issue of what to do …

Obama Relaxing Deportation Rules for Younger Illegal Immigrants

Obama Relaxing Deportation Rules for Younger Illegal Immigrants

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is relaxing rules for younger illegal immigrants who haven’t broken the law since coming into the country as children. The Homeland Security Department will no longer deport those immigran…

Star Student in Immigration Flap Will Be Home for Graduation

Star Student in Immigration Flap Will Be Home for Graduation

Frankfort High School(FRANKFORT, Ind.) — High school senior Elizabeth Olivas is coming home. After getting caught up on an immigration technicality in her native Mexico, the Frankfort Indiana High School homecoming queen will get to walk with her clas…

Madeleine Albright Welcomes New Citizens, Says US Needs Vitality They Bring

Madeleine Albright Welcomes New Citizens, Says US Needs Vitality They Bring

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, herself a naturalized citizen, welcomed 12 new citizens to the United States and donated memorabilia from her diplomatic career Thursday to the Smiths…

Marco Rubio Biography Reveals Grandfather Was Ordered Deported

Marco Rubio Biography Reveals Grandfather Was Ordered Deported

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A forthcoming biography of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will reveal that his grandfather was ordered deported from the U.S. after flying in from Cuba without a visa.A preview of The Rise of Marco Rubio, an unauthoriz…

Supreme Court Set to Hear Challenge to Arizona’s Immigration Law

Supreme Court Set to Hear Challenge to Arizona’s Immigration Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Less than a month after hearing a challenge to the controversial Obama health care law brought by 26 states, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will explore the relationship between the federal government and the state…

Senate Republicans Boycott Immigration Hearing

Senate Republicans Boycott Immigration Hearing

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A hearing of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee responsible for immigration and border security issues was absent of Republican presence Tuesday. Members of the GOP decried the panel discussion as a publicity stunt ahead of Supre…

French President Proposes New Immigration Law Ahead of Election

French President Proposes New Immigration Law Ahead of Election

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — If French President Nicolas Sarkozy is reelected in two weeks, he might push for a new law that will make it tougher for immigrants to settle in his country.Hoping to attract far-right voters who voted for …

Cuban Actors Disappear En Route to New York Film Festival Premiere

Cuban Actors Disappear En Route to New York Film Festival Premiere

UnaNocheFilm(NEW YORK) — In a case of life imitating art, a pair of young Cuban actors who were expected at the New York premiere of their film about defecting to the U.S. have disappeared after landing in Miami.The film Una Noche is about three young…

Marco Rubio Pushes His Own DREAM Act

Marco Rubio Pushes His Own DREAM Act

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants his party to take a more compassionate approach to the issue of immigration. And he wants to start by changing the immigration laws to allow children of illegal immigrants with a cl…

Ryan Defends Romney On Immigration Record

Ryan Defends Romney On Immigration Record

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — With Mitt Romney looking like more of a lock than ever to win the Republican presidential nomination after a hat-trick of victories Tuesday, the focus now turns to his chanc…

Mitt Romney Goes on Offensive on Immigration in Wisconsin

Mitt Romney Goes on Offensive on Immigration in Wisconsin

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) — Mitt Romney Monday flatly accused President Obama of reneging on his campaign promise to enact sweeping immigration reform, despite enjoying a Democrat-controlled Congress for his first two years in office….

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