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Big group opposed to immigration overhaul turns attention to House

WASHINGTON - The day after the Senate passed its immigration bill in June, leading opponent Roy H. Beck convened his top strategists to discuss what went wrong and to plan ways to stop the bill from becoming law.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Border 'surge' may unleash flood of spending

WASHINGTON - A plan to check fingerprints of foreigners leaving the United States is popular in Congress - but not at the Department of Homeland Security, where officials say the technology would do little to halt illegal immigration.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Airstrikes show possible hole in Syria defense, senators say

WASHINGTON - Recent Israeli strikes inside Syria may have exposed weaknesses in the regime's air defenses and could embolden the U.S. and its allies to take more steps to aid rebels fighting the regime there, lawmakers said Sunday.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Be active citizens, Obama urges Ohio State grads

Be active citizens, Obama urges Ohio State grads

WASHINGTON - Speaking to the graduating class of Ohio State University in Columbus on Sunday, Obama called on the students to embrace the school's motto, "education for citizenship," and to press the government to act.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Immigration deal came together quickly

Immigration deal came together quickly

WASHINGTON - On the Saturday morning after 7 in 10 Latino voters helped return President Obama to the White House and deliver a crushing defeat to Mitt Romney, Charles E. Schumer, the Democratic senator from New York, scanned his daily list of phone messages and saw that Lindsey Graham, the …

February 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Senate group agrees on plan for immigration

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a plan to grant legal status to most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., which could form the basis for a far-reaching overhaul of immigration laws this year.

January 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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