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A group of military 'DREAMers', undocumented youth who aspire to serve the United States in uniform but are prohibited from doing due to their immigration status, rally in front of the U.S. Captiol on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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A group of military 'DREAMers', undocumented youth who aspire to serve the United States in uniform but are prohibited from doing due to their immigration status, rally in front of the U.S. Captiol on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Republican Seeking Obama’s Help on Immigration

Rep. Jeff Denham of California says the Obama administration should take administrative action to let undocumented immigrants join the military and give them a path to citizenship, if his fellow Republicans in charge of the House won’t allow a vote...

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Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California.

Photograph by Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg

Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California.

Diaz-Balart on Immigration: ‘Why Are We Here?’

It is “absolutely” possible to get immigration reforms enacted this year, one of the key negotiators in the House says. Yet this will require that an “airtight” border security measure be part of that — together with a path to citizenship...

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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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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview
in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

Cruz: 2016 ‘Will Take Care of Itself’

  Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, insists that he is focused on finding ways to create jobs, supporting a free-market economy, upholding the Constitution and repealing Obamacare. The rest of it, such as the politics of who’s...

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The San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 22, 2013.

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The San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 22, 2013.

Boehner Renews Immigration Focus

House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans are working to draft principles for how they’ll address immigration this year. House Republicans are working to craft “standards, principles that would guide us in the common-sense, step-by-step approach for dealing with immigration,” Boehner...

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Lizardo Buleje of San Antonio, Texas, Jorge Tellez of Parker, Colorado, Anthony Corona of Staten Island, New York, and Armando Jimenez of Allen Town, Pennsylvania, march in front of the U.S. Capitol during a rally on immigration reform on October 23, 2013.

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Lizardo Buleje of San Antonio, Texas, Jorge Tellez of Parker, Colorado, Anthony Corona of Staten Island, New York, and Armando Jimenez of Allen Town, Pennsylvania, march in front of the U.S. Capitol during a rally on immigration reform on October 23, 2013.

Immigration Right, Obama Says — Allowing: ‘This is Washington’

President Barack Obama put out a call today: “Finishing the job of fixing a broken immigration system… This is not an idea whose time has come, this is an idea that has been around for years now… And this is...

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Republican Sen. John McCain from Arizona, center, gets ready for a press conference in Mexico City, in this Feb. 22, 2013 file photo.

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Republican Sen. John McCain from Arizona, center, gets ready for a press conference in Mexico City, in this Feb. 22, 2013 file photo.

McCain on Immigration: ‘Guarded Optimism’ About Winning a Bill

Sen. John McCain, one of the architects of a bipartisan immigration bill that cleared the Senate, maintains “guarded optimism” that a bill acceptable to the Senate and President Barack Obama can make it through the House. “I remain guardedly optimistic...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

Trusting Obama — Not: Republicans Pairing Immigration with Obamacare

Suddenly, it’s all about Obama. Republican opponents of the immigration reform that has cleared the Senate with President Barack Obama’s blessing are giving voice to newly focused criticism that may also serve as a cover for their core resistance to...

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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People participate in a protest march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Reid Warns Warriors on Weekends

The Senate had barely gaveled into session today when Majority Leader Harry Reid started threatening to spoil his colleagues’ weekend plans to try to prod action on a bipartisan immigration overhaul proposal. “Unless we begin working on amendments soon, we...

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Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, left, and John McCain or Arizona, before their meeting on immigration with President Barack Obama, April 16, 2013. AP Photo.

Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, left, and John McCain or Arizona, before their meeting on immigration with President Barack Obama, April 16, 2013. AP Photo.

Senators: Obama Nods on Immigration ‘Compromise’

Updated at 5:30 pm EDT The White House isn’t completely satisfied with the immigration rewrite that a bipartisan group of senators has produced, two senators say, yet President Barack Obama has endorsed their work. The White House confirmed as much...

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