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Dominican immigrants pose for photos after becoming American citizens at a special Valentine's Day naturalization ceremony for married couples on Feb. 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.

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Dominican immigrants pose for photos after becoming American citizens at a special Valentine's Day naturalization ceremony for married couples on Feb. 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.

Immigration Authors: Optimism, Caution

There’s a lot of optimism and happy talk from President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill these days about the prospects of pushing through a bipartisan immigration rewrite this year. Yet among those tasked with hashing out such a...

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That was President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanics in January, according to Gallup. The figure is close to the 71 percent support Obama received from Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, according to a national exit poll. Republican...

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Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

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Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

Obama: ‘Genuine Desire’ on Immigration

President Barack Obama, calling the proposal for an immigration overhaul from a bipartisan group of senators “very much in line” with his own goals, says he sees “a genuine desire” in Congress to accomplish this soon. “The good news is...

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A campaign sign for Republican candidate for Senate Ted Cruz is reflected in the sunglasses of campaign intern Lorenzo Garcia in Houston.

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A campaign sign for Republican candidate for Senate Ted Cruz is reflected in the sunglasses of campaign intern Lorenzo Garcia in Houston.

Cruz Control on Immigration: Driving a Line Between Texas and Tea Party

Before anyone gets carried away with the Kumbaya dance of Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer promoting a comprehensive and “permanent” fix for the nation’s immigration problems, take note of what’s coming from the new senator from Texas. “I have...

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.1 Million

That’s how many undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in March 2011, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. That’s down from a peak of about 12 million in 2007, according to the center’s estimates. A bipartisan group...

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

Immigration: Obama, Senate Leaders Pushing Reforms at ‘Starting Gate’

Senate Democrats plan to put forward an immigration proposal next week, with President Barack Obama telling Hispanic lawmakers that he intends to push legislation as quickly as possible. Obama will begin a public campaign to build support for an immigration...

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

Obama’s Top 10 Counties in 2012

Political Capital is collecting and analyzing the official results of the November 2012 presidential election at various levels of geography, including the vote in the more than 3,000 counties. Following are the 10 counties or county equivalents where President Barack...

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