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  • Obama's promise to review deportations has risks

    President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.

  • **FILE** A protester for immigration reform holds a sign in during a rally at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Senate bill doesn't stop most illegal immigration: Fed study

    The Senate immigration bill would put about 8 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, boost the economy and stop about 2 million would-be illegal immigrants — about half of the expected total over the next decade — from entering the U.S., according to the first government evaluation of the proposal released Wednesday.

  • Charlene Gomez leads an orientation seminar for illegal immigrants in Los Angeles. Schools and consulates have been flooded with requests for documents since the Obama administration earlier this year said many young illegal immigrants may be eligible for two-year renewable work permits. (Associated Press)

    Democrats see strengthened hand on pushing immigration

    The election has strengthened President Obama's hand on immigration, and Dream Act organizers said it likely means a flood of hundreds of thousands of new applications for his nondeportation policy — but it's not clear that anything has changed in the decade-long stalemate in Congress on the issue.

  • Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Thursday in Orlando with President Obama's deportation announcement expected to loom large for both candidates. (Associated Press)

    Immigration decision alters campaigns' focus

    President Obama's speech Friday to one of the country's largest Hispanic organizations has changed from a potential trip through the gantlet into what amounts to a victory lap after he announced last week that he was unilaterally halting deportations of young illegal immigrants.

  • Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane Wednesday in Bedford, Mass., heading for South Carolina, site of the next primary contest on Jan. 21. His strong stance against illegal immigration dovetails with South Carolina's tough new law. (Associated Press)

    Romney's push against amnesty makes immigration a defining issue

    Mitt Romney collected the endorsements Wednesday of the architect of Arizona's immigration-crackdown law, completing a journey that has taken him from lukewarm support of legalization to the Republican presidential field's most ardent opponent of amnesty.

  • The Washington Times focuses on a single voter issue on each of the 23 days preceding the presidential election on Nov. 4.

    Immigrants hear mixed messages

    Immigration ties politicians in knots.

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