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Immigration officials reviewing order to stop family detentions at border

The Obama administration has not decided how to respond to a court ruling last week that ordered the government to stop detaining nearly 1,000 immigrant families as part of a policy meant to discourage other Central American families from illegally entering the United States.<p>Under the policy, the …

Immigration

US court blocks Obama policy to detain asylum-seeking mothers and children

Federal court imposes temporary ban after ACLU brings lawsuit to stop a plan it said was designed to discourage people from coming to the US<p>A federal court on Friday temporarily halted the Obama administration policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States.<p>The American …

Luis Gutierrez Shoots Down Steve King and Louis Gohmert On Law Protecting Child Immigrants

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) took shots Sunday at two House Republicans who have criticized President Barack Obama on border security issues, saying that even they voted for a law they now blame for creating a backlog of immigrant children held at the border.<p>Gutierrez was speaking on CBS' "Face the …

Obama Angling to Wipe Out Immigration Laws

Political consultant Dick Morris raises the specter of President Obama using international trade treaty negotiations to completely wipe out all …

Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

Congressional GOP’s Immigrant ‘Outreach’ Is With a Fist

Now, Republicans want to tighten asylum standards for Central American kids—but loosen them for one home-schooling German family. Surprised?<p>Granting …

On Trade and Immigration, the GOP Has It Backward

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Immigration

Judge blocks Obama’s immigration actions

Administration suffers setback in bid to offer deportation relief to up to 5 million immigrants<p>In a politically charged move, a federal judge in Texas late Monday put a temporary halt to President Barack Obama's actions sparing up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, allowing a …

Judge blocks Obama's immigration action; White House promises appeal

HOUSTON — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on …

Obama admin tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether …

Obama wants border agents helping undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON — US border agents are getting an unfamiliar directive from the Obama administration: Roll out the welcome mat for undocumented immigrants.<p>…

Map: Here's How the President's Actions on Immigration Will Impact Your State

<i>"Passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is snatched from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of</i> …

Does it cost more to keep unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. -- or deport them?

With the new GOP-controlled Congress in session, the battle over immigration is once again in the spotlight.<p>Earlier this month, the House passed a …

Undocumented Immigrants Flock To Get Driver's Licenses Under New California Law

California Department of Motor Vehicles locations, often the bane of a driver’s existence, will be exciting places for more than 1 million Californians next month.<p>Effective Jan. 2, undocumented immigrants in the state will be able to obtain driver’s licenses and car insurance for the first time …

Gaffes a la King: Steve King throws a party for immigration activists and Democratic trackers

Steve King offers 2016 GOP candidates an opportunity to be embarrassed by being seen with him<p>It’s a lucky thing that Steve King is a real person who actually exists, as it saved Democratic and liberal activists the trouble of having to grow him in a lab. The Republican Party’s most prominent …

In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint

Border Patrol checkpoints aren't always near the border. Some aren't even on roads that go to the border. Take Arivaca Road; it's an East-West route 25 miles north of the Mexican border in Southern Arizona.<p>A Border Patrol checkpoint has been operating there around the clock for seven years. Some …

House Immigration Principles: Not Working for the American People | Commentary

No one is denying that our nation’s immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, the immigration proposal recently unveiled by …

A party in shambles: Republicans grasp for solution to their own immigration mess

After picking a losing fight over immigration, Republicans weigh their options going forward — and all are bad<p>When Republicans took full control of Congress earlier this month, they came in with the determination to prove to everyone that, despite all evidence to the contrary, they were capable of …

How to Talk to Your Kids About Immigration

News stories about the debate over the DREAM act, the tens of thousands of children who arrive unaccompanied in the U.S. each year and even the …

Obama's immigration initiative could benefit 225,000 in Chicago area, analysis finds

President Barack Obama's orders to spare some immigrants from deportation could apply to about 225,000 people in the Chicago area, according to estimates from the Migration Policy Institute.<p>In an analysis released Thursday, the Washington think tank estimated there are 322,000 immigrants in Cook …