Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who has long been as much an activist as a newsman, managed to find himself at the center of an immigration story yet again this week as he went head-to-head with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, getting tossed from a press conference after repeatedly and insistently trying to ask questions.
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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Tuesday he doesn't favor a repeal of birthright citizenship -- one plank of an immigration proposal GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump rolled out earlier in the week. Published August 18, 2015
A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama's deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration's Obamacare spending.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday blasted rival Donald Trump's immigration proposal as stupid, impractical, and "constitutionally flawed."
Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump predicted that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who on Monday is scheduled to visit the the town of McAllen, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, will discover illegal immigrants are not coming to the United States out of an "act of love."
The Obama administration must begin releasing illegal immigrants mothers and children by October, a federal judge ordered late Friday in a ruling that punctures the last remaining get-tough part of President Obama's immigration policy and, the administration believes, sets the stage for a new surge of illegal immigration.
Mexico waded into the American political debate over immigration Friday with a plea to tone down the rhetoric after an older Mexican man was beaten in Boston earlier this week and one of the suspects made comments praising GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to get tough on illegal immigrants.
Birthright citizenship, an issue long kicked about in Republican circles, has leaped to the forefront of the political debate, with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading the charge and drawing fierce fire from critics who say he and his fellow candidates are messing with a fundamental principle of American history.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to remind voters Thursday that he has been calling for stricter immigration laws long before any of his rivals in the nomination race, as he rolled out a proposal that calls for scrapping birthright citizenship and curbing legal immigration.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked Thursday that his U.S.-Mexico border wall will be known as "The Great Wall of Trump" while saying the country does not need a similar wall on the border between the United States and Canada.
Donald Trump and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly got into a debate over the 14th Amendment in an interview that aired Tuesday evening, with Mr. Trump saying that many people believe "anchor babies" are not actually U.S. citizens.
Donald Trump isn't the world's only fan of walls. Three strands of razor wire currently delineate the boundary between Hungary and Serbia, but by the end of this month, Hungarian officials plan to have erected a 109-mile-long, 13-foot-tall fence to stem a rising tide of illegal immigrants.
The government has revoked the amnesties of 22 illegal immigrants who refuse to return their three-year work permits, but Homeland Security officials said they won't be deported because their offenses aren't serious enough to merit being kicked out.
Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter appears to be so enthusiastic about businessman Donald Trump's newly-unveiled immigration proposals that she's willing to look the other way on another issue sensitive to conservatives.
Donald Trump's immigration plan has won widespread backing from conservatives in the hours since he announced it, sparked stern condemnation from immigrant-rights activists -- and instantly reshaped a policy debate that's raged for more than a decade.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday said Mexico is unlikely to pay for a wall on the United States' southern border, pouring a bit of cold water on that plank of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's newly-released proposals on immigration.
The top House Republican on immigration matters blasted the Obama administration Friday as more reports surfaced of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, insisting more attention be paid to rounding them up.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio can't sue the Obama administration to stop the president's deportation amnesty, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decision saying it was too tenuous to try to argue that the amnesty will entice other illegal immigrants to try to make the crossing.
Immigration officials didn't intend to flout a federal judge when they broke his order halting President Obama's new amnesty, but the agency's process is so gummed up that it doesn't even know how many erroneous three-year amnesties it issued, an inspector general said in a new report Thursday.
Immigration to the U.S. has recovered from its recession-caused lull and is surging back, led in part by a major jump in migrants from neighboring Mexico, according to a report being released Thursday that suggests Latin Americans are once again coming and staying.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson won't be hauled into federal court to explain his department's botched execution of President Obama's deportation amnesty, but the judge said Tuesday he still doesn't consider the issue settled.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has petitioned to have the federal judge who is investigating him kicked off the case, telling an appeals court that Judge G. Murray Snow's wife admitted to friends that her husband was intent on destroying the Arizona lawman.
The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up a new campaign to try to persuade Central American families not to make the perilous journey to jump the U.S. border, as new statistics suggest that last summer's surge could be happening again.
The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children.
The IRS cannot verify that illegal immigrants are who they say they are, the tax agency's inspector general reported Thursday in a new study that says the government doesn't have the tools to validate foreign governments' identity documents, and could be paying refunds without truly knowing who it's sending them to.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that the prospect the 114th Congress passing an overhaul of the broken immigration system is dim thanks to President Obama's unilateral push to grant amnesty to some illegal immigrants.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said mayors who run sanctuary cities should be held criminally liable -- but he did not stop Orleans Parish, in his own state, from becoming a sanctuary itself in 2013.
Huntington Park is the first city in California to appoint two illegal immigrants as commissioners, a councilman said Monday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Tucson man and two Mexicans recently who were accused in separate incidents of smuggling 264 pounds of cocaine and marijuana worth nearly $1.2 million at the Port of Nogales.
Republican presidential hopefuls dodged the thorniest issues on immigration Monday, saying the immediate priority is to secure the border while handling the size of legal immigration and final decisions on the 11 million illegal immigrants already here must wait until enforcement has been restored.
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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.