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Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

Obama Considers Large-Scale Move on Immigration

White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally.

07/28/2014

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Md. County Gets $3M To Build 2 New Schools Focusing on Immigrant Students

As a national conversation surrounding immigration reform wages on, Prince George’s County has received a $3 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to open two new public high schools designed to improve achievement rates among students who are learning English as a second language.

07/16/2014

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pr. William County Chairman: Gov’t Failed to Report Immigrant Children Were Sent to Bristow

Prince William County is seeking details from the federal government on immigrant children being housed in the county after crossing the border into the U.S. unaccompanied.

07/16/2014

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Congresswoman: Cut Foreign Aid To Pay For Illegal Immigrant Children

A Republican congresswoman says the U.S. should cut aid to countries that are home to children who have crossed the border illegally to pay for the cost of caring for them.

07/12/2014

President Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Perry at the airport in Dallas ahead of discussions about the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Border Critics: ‘This Is Not Theater’

The president was responding to those who said he should visit the U.S. border while in Texas.

07/09/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds Apologize For Miscues Over Immigrant Kids

Officials apologized to residents of Lawrenceville for keeping them in the dark about plans to shelter hundreds of Central American children.

06/19/2014

President Obama set aside about a half-million acres for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

New National Monument Sparks Border Concerns

Western lawmakers fear illegal immigrant and drug smugglers will be able to elude local law enforcement through the half-million acres of rugged terrain along the U.S.-Mexican border.

05/21/2014

President Obama held a Tuesday meeting at the Eisenhower Office Building with the country’s top law enforcement officials to make the case for immigration reform. Obama said the current system “makes it harder” for law enforcement to do their jobs, reiterating that most illegal immigrants “are not making trouble,” and “are not causing crimes.”  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama: Most Illegal Immigrants ‘Not Making Trouble, Not Causing Crimes’

President Obama held a Tuesday meeting at the Eisenhower Office Building with the country’s top law enforcement officials to make the case for immigration reform. Obama said the current system “makes it harder” for law enforcement to do their jobs, reiterating that most illegal immigrants “are not making trouble,” and “are not causing crimes.”

05/14/2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at George Washington University's Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics on Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sotomayor: Labeling Illegal Immigrants Criminals Is Insulting

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of Ivy League universities and the nation’s highest court.

02/04/2014

Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ryan: ‘We Don’t Trust The President To Enforce’ Immigration Laws

Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year.

02/02/2014

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