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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

Americans today are most likely to name immigration the nation's biggest problem, but polling history suggests the alarm may have a limited shelf life.<p>In a Gallup survey released last week, 17 percent volunteered immigration as America's most pressing issue, narrowly topping concerns that weigh …

President of Honduras Expects Mass Deportations of Minors From U.S.

(TEGUCIGALPA, <i>Honduras</i>) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been warned by U.S. officials to expect a enormous wave of deportations from …

Immigration

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Issues pile up in Congress

This summer was supposed to be easy on Capitol Hill.<p>The plan for each side was clear: Speaker John Boehner would keep the thorny immigration reform debate off the House floor. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid would mostly focus on message bills like raising the minimum wage.<p>The debate over …

Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of minor crimes.<p>The legislation by Sen.<p>Ricardo Lara(D-Bell Gardens) reduces the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence by one day from one year to 364 days. It addresses concern …