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French President Francois Hollande, left, and President Barack Obama visit Monticello, the residence of Thomas Jefferson, on Feb. 10, 2014, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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French President Francois Hollande, left, and President Barack Obama visit Monticello, the residence of Thomas Jefferson, on Feb. 10, 2014, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Obama: ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’

It was a joke. “We’re breaking protocol here,” President Barack Obama said yesterday, as he strolled the grounds at Monticello with visiting French President Francois Hollande. “That’s the good thing about being president,” the president added, turning with a smile...

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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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The World Economic Forum logo inside the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2014.

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The World Economic Forum logo inside the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2014.

Davos-Bound: Sunbelt, California Republicans

The January recess of the U.S. Congress gone home from Washington coincides nicely, it turns out, with the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. So Davos it is, for a delegation of House Republicans. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor,  a Virginia...

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

Immigration ‘Dead?’ for 2013 — Obama: ‘It Shouldn’t Be’

Is immigration reform “dead” for 2013? President Barack Obama says: “It shouldn’t be.” In an interview airing on Spanish-language Noticias Telemundo this evening, Obama tells interviewer Jose Diaz-Balart — brother of one of the lead Republicans on immigration in the...

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A supporter during ''Rally For America'' where several thousand people  from several states gathered in downtown Las Vegas to show their support for immigration reform in the United States.  Several dozen speakers including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lent their support.

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A supporter during ''Rally For America'' where several thousand people from several states gathered in downtown Las Vegas to show their support for immigration reform in the United States. Several dozen speakers including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lent their support.

Harry Reid: ‘My’ Immigration Plans

So the Senate, at last, is ready to take up a bipartisan immigration bill, the result of months of negotiations among eight senators of both parties — including most notably Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and Democrat Chuck Schumer of...

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

House Ready to Make Undocumented ‘Real Americans:’ Diaz-Balart

A group of U.S. House members will propose steps to legal status for undocumented immigrants, who shouldn’t be living here permanently without a chance to become “real Americans,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. Bringing many of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the...

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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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Volunteer Ginny Barahona of Washington hands out buttons before first lady Michelle Obama spoke at a Hispanic caucus on Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte.

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Volunteer Ginny Barahona of Washington hands out buttons before first lady Michelle Obama spoke at a Hispanic caucus on Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte.

Obama on Immigration: ‘Sí Se Puede’

So Univision planted the question, and the answer: “Will we have immigration reform by the end of this year?” interviewer Maria Elena Salinas asked President Barack Obama in one of the two Spanish-language TV interviews he gave about immigration today. He...

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