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House Border Fiasco Foreshadows Future Problems For GOP

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Midterm elections that will decide control of the Senate are three months away, and the 2016 presidential campaign will start in e...

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Luis Gutierrez Declares Immigration Reform Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The biggest advocate for comprehensive immigration reform put the final nail in its coffin on Wednesday, declaring on the House floor th...

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DHS Secretary Faces Attacks From House GOP Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may have thought its delay of a deportation review earlier this week would win it some goodwill with House Repu...

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Harry Reid Tries To Call Republicans' Bluff On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attempted on Thursday to call Republicans' bluff on immigration reform: If they're truly conc...

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House Skips Another Chance For Immigration Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been 11 months since the Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul. In the House, meanwhile, comprehensive immigration reform...

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DHS Wants 'Fresh Start' For Reviled Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted on Thursday that a controversial program that helps the government find undocumented immi...

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GOP Senators Go After Obama On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday going after the administration's review of its deport...

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Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

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Obama 'Surprised' By Cantor Immigration Statement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama laughed off a press release spat between himself and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) on Thursday, saying th...

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Immigrants Release Ambitious Plan To Halt Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of undocumented and formerly undocumented immigrants released a set of ambitious demands for the president on Thursday: reduce d...

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Nancy Pelosi Says Delay On Immigration Reform Is Related To Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had some harsh words Thursday for Republicans who won't allow a vote on comprehensive immi...

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Immigration Reform Advocates Not Giving Up On Congress Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some immigration activists turn to the White House with hopes for immigration reform, a coalition called the Fast for Families conclu...

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Immigration Activists Begin Hunger Strike Outside White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three immigration activists began a hunger strike on Tuesday outside the White House to demand their loved ones -- a mother, a son and a...

John Boehner Blames Obama For Immigration Reform Delay

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) once again blamed President Barack Obama for the potential failure of immigration reform, saying Monday that chang...

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Immigration Activists Escalate Deportation Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists are gearing up for a major day of action on Saturday directed squarely at President Barack Obama, demanding he hal...

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Hispanic Caucus Demands Deportation Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a list of recommendations on how to suspend some deportations to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ...

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Republicans Block Yet Another Immigration Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to add funding for a comprehensive immigration reform measure to the GOP budget,...

Rand Paul: GOP Needs To 'Get Beyond Deportation'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned Republicans Tuesday that they wouldn't have much of a chance with Latino voters until they could "get beyond" focusing o...

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Joe Biden: Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Already Americans'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden gave an impassioned defense of comprehensive immigration reform -- and the undocumented immigrants it would hel...

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Bipartisan Duo Hopes House Can At Least Agree To Stop Border Patrol Abuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform efforts haven't been successful in the House, but two members are hoping they can address at least one ...

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Democrats To GOP: Give Us A Vote On Immigration Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats initiated a long-shot maneuver on Wednesday to get a vote on their comprehensive immigration reform bill, and promised t...

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Paul Ryan Bullish On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) vowed Wednesday that immigration reform will get done, eventually -- but he didn't give much detail on what it w...

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House Democrats Aim To Push Past GOP On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are hoping to reignite the debate over a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week through a procedural stunt mean...

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Here's What Obama Can Actually Do To Slow Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of pleas from immigration groups, President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of his administration's deportation prac...

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Obama To Immigration Activists: Keep Focus On Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama singled out National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía on Friday at a meeting with immigration advocate...