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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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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

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Immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Facility, managed by the GEO Group.

Gates Foundation Prison Investments Targeted by Anti-Deportation Forces

Presente.org, a group that has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama over record deportations, is now targeting The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a $2 million investment in GEO Group, a prison company that runs immigrant detention...

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s Choice: ‘Have Some Time’

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will have a question to face in 2016. He will be up for reelection then in a state that makes no allowance for dual ambitions — one must resign to run for another...

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump: No Percentage for Republicans in Aiding Immigrants

Billionaire Donald Trump told the Republican Party’s base gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they stand to gain little if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to become citizens and vote. “You...

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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Immigration reform advocates demonstrate on Nov. 12, 2013 in New York City.

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Immigration reform advocates demonstrate on Nov. 12, 2013 in New York City.

Obama’s Budget Underwhelms Immigration Advocates

If President Barack Obama’s budget proposal today was meant to energize fellow Democrats heading into the November elections, it may be coming up short in at least one area: Immigration enforcement. Obama has come under fire from fellow Democrats as his...

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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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