Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

Govt 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 they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by … Read Full Story

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Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won’t pass Senate

Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won’t pass Senate

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte doesn’t believe a House-passed immigration bill that rolls back protections for immigrants who came here illegally as children will pass the Senate. Although she believes immigration reform is needed, Ayotte said Friday … Read Full Story

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House votes to undo President Obama immigration policies

House votes to undo President Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.
The 236-191 vote … Read Full Story

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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

The 236-191 vote … Read Full Story

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House to vote on blocking Obama immigration moves

House to vote on blocking Obama immigration moves

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome.

The vote will come as the House considers legislation … Read Full Story

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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.

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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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