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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

McCain: Obama ‘Going to Texas Without Going to Border?’

President Barack Obama is bound for Texas this week. To raise some money for his party’s congressional campaigns. Republicans are suggesting a detour: To the border, where tens of thousands of children from Central America have arrived without parents, placing...

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Graham: Without Immigration, Republican Survival ‘Bleak’

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won a Republican primary last week in South Carolina with well-coordinated paid media and get-out-the-vote operations that defined him as “a conservative leader who gets things done.” “We had a lot of money, but we...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, as seen heading to a meeting at the U.S. Capitol today.

Cantor: Tea Party Casualty, Historic Party Primary Loss

Updated at 10:10, 10:30 and 10:55 pm EDT David Brat accused Eric Cantor of promoting “amnesty” for the undocumented. Now Brat, a Tea Party-backed college professor, is deporting Cantor from the Capitol. Cantor’s primary election loss to Brat today may...

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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Immigration Deadline: Aug. 1

Congressional Democrats are, by and large, just fine with the Obama administration’s decision to stall its review of deportation policies in an effort to give House Republicans room to act. But there’s a limit, and that deadline is August 1....

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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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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

Immigration: One Year Later

It’s been a year. A year since a widely hailed bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws cleared the Senate. A year since the House left the bill on the table. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took note of...

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Marchers call on House Speaker John Boehner to support moving forward on immigration reform on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Marchers call on House Speaker John Boehner to support moving forward on immigration reform on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Immigration Reform ‘Hell-Bent’ — or Hell-Bound?

  Never have the words “hell-bent” created so much excitement in Washington. Pushing for immigration overhaul means hanging onto whatever hope one can find. No issue may fit the Charlie-Brown-and-the-football comparison more so than immigration reform, which advocates have been pushing since the 1990s. A...

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