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

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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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Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Biden-Boehner Whispers: Immigration — ‘We May Get Something Done’

Vice President Joe Biden told House Speaker John Boehner during the State of the Union address that the Republican-run House should pass an immigration bill and work out details in conference with the Senate. Biden said so today in a...

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President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

Boehner Less Grumpy, Still Didn’t Like What He Heard

From his perch right behind President Barack Obama during tonight’s State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner wasn’t as sour in reacting to parts of the speech he clearly didn’t cotton to as he was last year (when perhaps the results of the...

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A man walks over a newly installed U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington, D.C.

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A man walks over a newly installed U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $73.6 Million

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its legal-reform affiliate spent $73.6 million to lobby Congress and the executive branch last year. The chamber was among the most vocal advocates of immigration changes, pushing for a plan that included a path...

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives By Any Other Name

George W. Bush famously waged his first campaign for president as a “compassionate conservative.” He campaigned on education and immigration reform — signing that “No Child Left Behind” act by the end of his first year. Immigration was supposed to...

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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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