Obama moves to protect millions from deportation

Nov 21, 2014

Obama moves to protect millions from deportation

President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the U.S. immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation, testing the limits of his presidential powers and inviting a showdown with newly emboldened Republicans. Obama sought to break a stalemate in America’s ...

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Nov 20, 2014

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say sidestepping Congress would poison relations with the new Republican-led legislature. Republicans are vehemently opposed ...

Nov 19, 2014

Obama to ease rules on millions of undocumented immigrants: source

U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to give relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or of permanent legal residents, according to a source familiar with White House deliberations. Obama has promised to lay out the details ...

Nov 19, 2014

Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.

Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state, at 7.6 percent of its population, and the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by the Pew ...

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

Nov 17, 2014

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

After a productive trip abroad, U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Sunday to face a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. The contentious immigration ...

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

Nov 16, 2014

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

by Ivan Couronne

Humberto Cruz Salas lives in the United States illegally. But in September, the Colorado resident got a state-issued driver’s license. Despite the lack of progress on immigration reform at the federal level, a growing number of states are offering greater rights, and more documents, ...

Nov 14, 2014

'Real possibility' of Britain's EU exit, Major warns

Former Prime Minister John Major on Thursday warned there was a “real possibility” that Britain will leave the European Union in a referendum and called for more immigration controls. Britain “may be poised to leave the European Union,” Major said in a speech in ...

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

Nov 10, 2014

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders Friday he would try to ease some restrictions on ...