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One of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States after being registered by migration authorities upon her arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

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One of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States after being registered by migration authorities upon her arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

Republicans Warn Obama on Immigration

Republican senators say they have “grave concerns” that President Barack Obama may change immigration enforcement and deportation policies in a way that “would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement and discard the rule of law and the...

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

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Some of the 243 immigrants deported from the United States arrive at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on Jan. 2, 2014.

Hispanic Lawmakers Offer Deportation Options to Obama Administration

President Barack Obama’s administration should make deportation a low priority for those who haven’t committed significant crimes, expand eligibility for green cards and end a controversial fingerprinting program used to identify undocumented workers. Those are a few of the 11...

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

Immigration Message: Passage Not the Point of Amendment

Let’s get this out of the way first : The budget is always a political messaging bill. Even more so this year, given that Congress has already set top-line spending levels for the next fiscal year. It’s such a messaging...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton with his daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton with his daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Sept. 26, 2013.

Chelsea Clinton: ‘What Kind of Contribution Could I Make?’

There’s gotta be another family who can offer a candidate for the White House, right? That’s Barbara Bush’s sentiment, as the wife of one former president and mother of another watches political pundits relentlessly pointing to another son, Jeb, as...

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

Medals of Honor, Finally

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans belatedly received the military’s top award for valor today, years after being denied the Medal of Honor because of bias. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and our sometimes-painful past,” President Barack Obama said...

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Pollster: ‘Stop Doing Stupid Things With Latinos’

Republican pollster Glen Bolger has some advice for how his party can begin the “road to recovery” with the growing bloc of Hispanic voters. “We’ve got to stop saying and doing stupid things with Latinos,” Bolger said at a panel...

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Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on Dec. 10, 2013 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on Dec. 10, 2013 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Immigration Advocates Vow Fight in Republican Battlegrounds

Backlash from House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to put immigration reform on hold has prompted pro-immigration groups to take the fight to Republican doorsteps. “Obviously, persuasion only got us so far,” Kica Matos, a spokeswoman for the Fair Immigration Reform...

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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

Immigration ‘Real Possibility:’ Schumer — ‘Time to Deal:’ Boehner

Anything short of a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. was said to be a non-starter in Democratic circles. Now the Republican-run House’s talk of an alternative — some legal status for the undocumented...

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