Immigrant rights advocates unveiled a campaign billboard in North Carolina on Thursday attacking Democratic Sen. Kay R. Hagan for being too strict on illegal immigrants, raising questions of how Hispanic voters will approach this year's elections.
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President Obama's spokesman laughed off as "crazy" Wednesday reports that the Homeland Security Department is preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country by ordering enough paper to print as many as 5 million "green" cards annually. Published October 22, 2014
Illegal Pete's, a Colorado-based quick-service eatery known for its oversize burritos, came under fire Wednesday night at a public meeting in Fort Collins from about 30 critics who want the restaurant to remove the word "illegal" from its name.
The New York City Council is passing legislation that would stop honoring detainment orders from U.S. immigration officials that don't come with a warrant from a federal judge.
President Obama said that while it's difficult for some Democratic candidates running in states he didn't carry to invite him to their states, they are nevertheless loyal allies and backers of his agenda in Congress.
Ground rules weren't a problem this time, but Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist fanned the political flames late Tuesday over immigration, the minimum wage and — in odd spurts — which of them had been poorer as a child.
Haitian immigration advocates in Miami are anxious for federal officials to clarify how they'll fast-track immigration for a limited number of Haitians approved to join relatives in the U.S.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, says he plans to introduce legislation to temporarily ban new visas for nationals of West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
President Obama has pushed a number of key policy decisions until after the Nov. 4 election, and Colin Hanna wants voters to realize that before they hit the ballot box.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday for its "irresponsible" plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa.
Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 with previous felony charges or convictions.
Illegal immigrants have the same constitutional right to bail that U.S. citizens do, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision striking down an Arizona statute designed to make sure criminals without any community ties didn't flee in the face of a looming trial.
The president has pushed back until after the election decisions on a host of high-profile issues related to Obamacare insurance premiums, immigration, the Keystone XL pipeline and his cabinet, prompting critics to accuse him of hiding his policies from the voters until it's too late.
Rep. Michael Burgess, Texas Republican, said the country could have done a better job looking at people requesting travel documents and visas from areas heavily affected by the Ebola virus.
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An overwhelming majority of Americans say they have deep worries that illegal immigration will erode the country's culture and economy, revealed a new poll.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that there's a "general consensus" in his party that something big needs to happen on overhauling the country's immigration laws and that more specifics would be unveiled this week at House Republicans' annual retreat.
Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills.
The U.S. illegal immigrant population has begun to tick back up with the improving economy, rising to 11.7 million last year, according to the latest estimates Monday from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The news last week that federal authorities had to release 2,837 convicted sex offenders back onto the streets has renewed focus on a Supreme Court case that requires the government to release immigrants whose home countries won't take them back.
The union that represents the people who would have to decide who gets legalized under any new immigration law said in a letter Tuesday that the Obama administration is not ready to handle the influx of applications.
The American business community weighed in Tuesday on immigration, firing off a letter to House leaders urging them to find the political will to pass an immigration bill this year.