House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, holds up a copy of Dabiq, the English language magazine published by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), during a hearing on "worldwide threats to the homeland" in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. McCaul: ‘For God’s Sakes, If We Can’t Unite Around Border Security What Can We Unite Around?’

The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.


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Immigrants Can Now Get Mexican Birth Certificates In US

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.


File photo of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio Understands Americans Frustration With Immigrants

Looking to connect with the conservative base of his Republican Party, Sen. Marco Rubio says he is sympathetic to Americans who “feel as if we are being taken advantage of” by immigrants in the United States illegally.


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Unions Reaching Out To Immigrants Affected By Obama’s Executive Action

Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who entered the U.S. illegally.


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Federal Judge Rejects Arpaio’s Lawsuit To Halt Obama’s Immigration Plan

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.


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Homeland Security Using GPS Ankle Bracelets To Track Immigrant Families Released Into US

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.



Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.


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Arpaio Lawyer To Try To Convince Obama-Nominated Judge To Halt President’s Immigration Order

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.


A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Judge Says Obama Immigration Action Invalid

A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional.


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)

Senate Confirms Obama Immigration Nominee

A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.