San Francisco State University (SFSU) held a special graduation ceremony on Sunday for students who are living in the U.S. illegally.
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By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
The renewed flood of illegal immigration children anticipated this year hasn't materialized, as children are crossing at far lower rates than last year and even lower than 2013, according to new Border Patrol statistics that suggest some of the things the Obama administration did are helping. Published May 11, 2015
Texas asked a federal judge Wednesday to consider imposing a fine on the Obama administration lawyers who misled the court over President Obama's amnesty, filing papers saying the Justice Department is still trying to hide details of how Homeland Security botched the rollout of the program.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has hired an illegal immigrant "Dreamer" to work on her 2016 bid, activists said Wednesday, in a move that sees the Democratic front-runner check off yet another wish-list item for Hispanic voters.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said earlier this year that his view has changed on immigration, but he says a flip-flop would be someone who voted a certain way and then did something different.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the country is an "extreme way to go," acknowledging a change in his position on the issue since 2010, when he supported one.
The administration issued a report Monday saying that in order to rebuild trust between police and their communities, the federal government should stop enlisting state and local police in most immigration enforcement, setting up another challenge as President Obama tries to please immigrant rights advocates while carrying out deportations.
The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.
Likely Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted Thursday that the GOP will lose the 2016 presidential election unless they win over Hispanic voters by supporting a "long, hard path to citizenship."
President Obama's lawyers admitted to a federal judge late Thursday that they had broken the court's injunction halting the administration's new deportation amnesty, issuing thousands of work permits even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen had ordered the program stopped.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign pledge to give pro-immigration activists almost everything they want -- including expanding President Obama's deportation amnesty to more illegal immigrants -- wowed activists but also left them wondering whether she was merely pandering to Hispanic voters.
The White House suggested Wednesday that Hillary Rodham Clinton's vow to expand President Obama's immigration amnesty would exceed current presidential authority.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday that if elected, she would try to expand President Obama's deportation amnesty to more illegal immigrants, saying this administration has left out a number of aliens who deserve to be granted legal status.
Any presidential candidate who wants to win Hispanic votes next year will need to pledge to take unilateral action to halt deportations, to break the links that allow local police to help enforce immigration laws and to stop prosecuting rank-and-file illegal immigrants at the border, a group of Dreamers said in a new policy paper Tuesday.
Bill Clinton was the strictest president in modern political times when it comes to immigration, signing bills cracking down on both legal and illegal immigrants — but it's unlikely that record will infect his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has promised a more lenient approach as she makes a push for Hispanic voters in her presidential bid.
The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama's immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking.
The deputy homeland security secretary said repeatedly Thursday that he couldn't remember conversations in which he was accused of giving special treatment to high-profile Democrats seeking visas for wealthy foreign clients — but did say he could recall Republicans making the same kinds of inquiries.
Homeland Security still won't have a complete handle on the border by the end of President Obama's tenure, department Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted to Congress on Wednesday, though he said they are quickly getting better.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that America should be proud of its status as a "nation of immigrants" and that the United States does not do well when people "lurk in the shadows" as he called for "earned legal status" for illegal immigrants in the country.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said it was a "tragic" mistake for his department to grant a temporary amnesty to an illegal immigrant who has since been accused of four murders, but acknowledged Tuesday that more than 280 other illegal immigrants also have had their amnesties rescinded because of criminal or gang-related behavior.
Economic and civil rights experts say increased immigration spurred by President Obama's executive orders poses a bigger threat to the black community than police brutality or racial profiling, which have sparked protests in black communities across the country.
Displaced U.S. workers who were pushed out of their jobs by immigrant replacements are suing the Department of Homeland Security over a new rule that would allow the spouses of guest workers to enter the job market.
The flow of illegal immigrants has dropped to its lowest level in years judging by the number being apprehended along the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday as he sought to be more transparent about his department's performance.
Deportations have plummeted by another 25 percent so far this year, with the government even struggling to find enough criminals to kick out of the country, according to the latest statistics that suggest President Obama's amnesty has hampered removal efforts.
Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening new ways for the surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S.
The latest Census Bureau projections show immigrants will account for 14.8 percent of the U.S. population early in the next decade, setting an all-time record and raising questions about whether the country has the ability to assimilate newcomers at such a torrid pace.
California Rep. Stephen Knight was seen in a YouTube video posted over the weekend delivering a stern warning to an immigration protester who shook his hand and slapped him on the shoulder.
The illegal immigrant accused of killing a former "America's Next Top Model" contestant and three others in a drug-fueled spree was a known gang member with drug arrests on his record at the time he was approved for President Obama's amnesty for Dreamers, a top lawmaker revealed Tuesday.
A Mexican citizen who illegally crossed the U.S. border more than a week ago was reportedly arrested Thursday after he handed Border Patrol agents a driver's license identifying him as a fellow agent.
The administration has granted about 541,000 Social Security numbers to illegal immigrants under President Obama’s original 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, officials told Congress in a letter made public Wednesday.
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Border Patrol agents' labor union announced their opposition Friday to the House GOP's new border security bill, calling it "window dressing" that doesn't add any new agents or updated their firepower to get the job done in sealing off the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.