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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addresses a breakfast meeting of the 2013 Annual Legislative Summit of U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) on March 19, 2013 at Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Paul Omits Pathway To Citizenship From Prepared Speech To Hispanic Group

Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that the nation’s illegal immigrants should be able to become citizens eventually. But amid a furor from conservative activists on the explosive issue he quickly sought to make clear that, while they would not be sent home, they couldn’t get in line in front of anyone else.

03/20/2013

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Endorses US Citizenship Route For Illegal Immigrants

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.

03/19/2013

File photo of the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Members Nearing Deal On Immigration Bill

A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.

03/15/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov’t Acknowledges Thousands Released From Jails

After weeks of denials, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget concerns during three weeks in February. Four of the most serious offenders have been put back in detention.

03/14/2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to the media after being named  Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees on Dec. 6, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Bush: GOP ‘Remarkably Tone-Deaf When It Comes To Courting Hispanic Voters’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush writes in a new book that the nation needs to completely overhaul its immigration policies but cautions against providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a position that puts him at odds with some Senate reformers within his own party.

03/05/2013

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Authorities Release Immigrant Detainees to Cut Costs

The Associated Press has learned that federal immigration authorities have released a number of detainees around the country to save money.

02/25/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, participates in a reenacted swearing-in with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz, daughters Caroline and Catherine, and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz: Immigration Bill ‘Profoundly Unfair’ To Millions Of Legal Immigrants

Side by side, leading Democratic and Republican senators pledged Monday to propel far-reaching immigration legislation through the Senate by summer providing a possible path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people now in the U.S. illegally.

01/29/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Holding Campaign-Style Event In Vegas To Push Immigration Legislation

Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.

01/29/2013

Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City, Guatemala at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on June 24, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

More Than 3,100 Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Nationwide Sweep

The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or otherwise considered fugitives or threats to national security. It was part of a six-day nationwide sweep that the government described as the largest of its kind.

04/02/2012

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