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Report: Minors held at adult immigration facilities

WASHINGTON - More than 1,300 minors - including several dozen 14 or younger - were held for days in immigration detention facilities for adults over a four-year period when the Obama administration ramped up deportations, according to a new report by an advocacy group.

June 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Immigration-services union comes out against reform bill

Immigration-services union comes out against reform bill

WASHINGTON - A labor union that represents federal officers who vet immigration applications has decided to oppose the immigration overhaul winding through the Senate, saying provisions in the bill could lead to fraud.

May 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House is asked for proof of better border security

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee asked the Obama administration Friday to provide data to back up its assertions that the Southwest border is more secure than it has been in decades.

April 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Senators' immigration talks stall over pay, number of visas

Senators' immigration talks stall over pay, number of visas

WASHINGTON - Despite days of huddling behind closed doors, the eight U.S. senators drafting an overhaul of federal immigration laws blew a self-imposed deadline for its completion Friday and packed up to leave Washington as Congress took a two-week spring recess.

March 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senators back limits on use of domestic drones to protect privacy

WASHINGTON - As federal authorities accelerate plans to license thousands of surveillance drones over U.S. soil by late 2015, some legal experts and lawmakers are warning that unmanned aircraft could threaten privacy on an unparalleled scale.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Kyl, others propose Dream Act alternative

WASHINGTON - Under political pressure to take action on immigration reform, three Republican senators introduced an alternative version of the Dream Act on Tuesday that would give legal status for young immigrants brought to the U.S. unlawfully as children.

November 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Immigration officials brace for wave of applications

WASHINGTON — Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children can seek to legally stay and work in the country under President Obama’s most ambitious immigration ini…

August 14, 2012 4:09 pmLoading…

Fingerprint program ensnares US citizen

WASHINGTON - A computer specialist is suing the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security after a controversial fingerprint-sharing program incorrectly identified him as an illegal immigrant and authorities ordered him detained in a maximum-security prison.

July 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US steps up deportation efforts for criminal immigrants

WASHINGTON - In an aggressive effort to boost deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun to increase by nearly 25 percent the number of agents tasked with finding and deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records, pulling 150 officers from desks and backroom jobs t…

May 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Obama proposes change for entrants

Obama proposes change for entrants

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency.

March 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

U.S. can’t justify its drug-war spending, reports say

WASHINGTON - As drug cartels wreak murderous havoc from Mexico to Panama, the Obama administration is unable to show that the billions of dollars spent in the war on drugs have significantly stemmed the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States, according to two government reports and…

June 08, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

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