Immigration policy

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 19, 2018 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat. Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 11:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pauses for a reporter's question at the Capitol in Washington, as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 18, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement. The president's tweet came as...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, for a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 12:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving — giving some people hope for a compromise while perplexing others. John Kelly's comments come amid a shaky effort to craft an accord protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, center, gestures as he is surrounded by several Florida sheriffs during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined the sheriffs to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 17, 2018 - 7:55 pm
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide to overcome legal obstacles preventing tight working relationships. The new plan will...
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