Analysis: Can House GOP stay on immigration script

Analysis: Can House GOP stay on immigration script

WASHINGTON (AP) – After declaring President Barack Obama’s new policy on deportations “null and void,” House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy, adjourn for the year and await … Read Full Story

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US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments … Read Full Story

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Stateless immigrant desperate to leave US

Stateless immigrant desperate to leave US

SEATTLE (AP) – At a time when millions of immigrants want to stay in the United States, Yury Decyatnik just wants to leave, but can’t.

He has been under a final order of removal from the United States for over … Read Full Story

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.

For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.  It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, … Read Full Story

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Study: Fewer immigrants living illegally in Mass.

Study: Fewer immigrants living illegally in Mass.

BOSTON — A new study says Massachusetts is among 14 states seeing declines in the number of immigrants living illegally.
The Pew Research Center examined trends nationwide from 2009 to 2012. It says Massachusetts and New York were the only … Read Full Story

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Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation

Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation’s immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation. The administration is also setting new enforcement priorities … Read Full Story

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A look at the numbers in Obama’s immigration plan

A look at the numbers in Obama’s immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected:

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4.1 million: Parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived … Read Full Story

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Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

But after the initial burst of emotion Thursday Read Full Story

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East Coast popular for immigrants in US illegally

East Coast popular for immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) – Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border.

New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania were among seven states to register gains in unauthorized … Read Full Story

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2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration – and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law … Read Full Story

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Immigrant lawyer hopes his effort inspires others

Immigrant lawyer hopes his effort inspires others

CHICO, Calif. (AP) – Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents.

He doesn’t practice immigration law, which Garcia says surprises many people because of his high-profile battle to become the first known … Read Full Story

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Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce … Read Full Story

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Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Boehner warns Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration without congressional approval, saying “when you play with matches you take the risk of burning yourself.”… Read Full Story

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Obama defiant, vows immigration action this year

Obama defiant, vows immigration action this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s determination to act alone to change the immigration system promptly drove a wedge Wednesday into the post-election commitment from the president and Republican leaders to find common ground under the new political alignment.
Obama … Read Full Story

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Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

MIAMI (AP) – More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.

If statistics hold, nearly … Read Full Story

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Gov’t seeks supplies for immigration documents

Gov’t seeks supplies for immigration documents

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.… Read Full Story

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Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

Harvard junior who took mom to Mexico can return

LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) – A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States.

The U.S. Citizenship and … Read Full Story

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Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

Harvard junior took dying mom to Mexico, now stuck

LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial might do for a dying … Read Full Story

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