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  • McConnell: Strip immigration issue from Homeland budget bill

    McConnell: Strip immigration issue from Homeland budget bill

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 11:07 AM EST2015-02-24 16:07:56 GMT
    Tuesday, February 24 2015 11:07 AM EST2015-02-24 16:07:57 GMT
    The Senate's top Republican is moving to disentangle contested immigration measures from stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security. 
    The Senate's top Republican is moving to disentangle contested immigration measures from stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security. 
  • Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling

    Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 9:23 AM EST2015-02-17 14:23:45 GMT
    Wednesday, February 18 2015 11:11 AM EST2015-02-18 16:11:00 GMT
    Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation. But many said they haven't lost hope. 
    Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation. But many said they haven't lost hope. 
  • Delayed launch for expanded immigration programs

    Delayed launch for expanded immigration programs

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 2:40 PM EST2015-02-17 19:40:06 GMT
    Tuesday, February 17 2015 11:31 PM EST2015-02-18 04:31:09 GMT
    Representative Juan Vargas is speaking up for tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in San Diego who are now in limbo after a lawsuit was filed against President Barack Obama on immigration reform. 
    Representative Juan Vargas is speaking up for tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in San Diego who are now in limbo after a lawsuit was filed against President Barack Obama on immigration reform. 
  • Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

    Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

    Saturday, February 14 2015 3:02 PM EST2015-02-14 20:02:26 GMT
    Saturday, February 14 2015 3:02 PM EST2015-02-14 20:02:27 GMT
    Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving. 
    Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving. 
  • Immigration protest threatens to get out of hand

    Immigration protest threatens to get out of hand

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 8:12 PM EST2015-01-29 01:12:46 GMT
    Wednesday, January 28 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-01-29 04:00:37 GMT
    A vocal protest over immigration nearly got out of hand in downtown San Diego Wednesday. 
    A vocal protest over immigration nearly got out of hand in downtown San Diego Wednesday. 
  • Undocumented immigrants line up for licenses

    Undocumented immigrants line up for licenses

    Friday, January 2 2015 2:05 PM EST2015-01-02 19:05:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 3 2015 6:26 PM EST2015-01-03 23:26:34 GMT
    Hundreds of people lined up early Friday morning as California began taking driver's license applications from the largest population of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. 
    Hundreds of people lined up early Friday morning as California began taking driver's license applications from the largest population of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. 
  • San Diego immigrant-rights group responds to Obama's action

    San Diego immigrant-rights group responds to Obama's action

    Friday, November 21 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-11-21 18:07:35 GMT
    Friday, November 21 2014 7:39 PM EST2014-11-22 00:39:03 GMT
    Dozens of advocates and activists came together Friday in San Diego to discuss President Obama's executive actions on immigration. 
    Dozens of advocates and activists came together Friday in San Diego to discuss President Obama's executive actions on immigration. 
  • San Diego reaction to Obama's move on immigration

    San Diego reaction to Obama's move on immigration

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:21 AM EST2014-11-20 14:21:29 GMT
    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:59 PM EST2014-11-21 03:59:57 GMT
    Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego applauded President Barack Obama's plans to take executive action on immigration, which is aimed at protecting millions of people living in the country illegally from deportation. 
    Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego applauded President Barack Obama's plans to take executive action on immigration, which is aimed at protecting millions of people living in the country illegally from deportation. 
  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:34 AM EST2014-11-20 14:34:17 GMT
    Thursday, November 20 2014 8:28 PM EST2014-11-21 01:28:44 GMT
    Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." 
    Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." 
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-11-19 23:55:23 GMT
    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:56 AM EST2014-11-20 07:56:26 GMT
    In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency. 
    In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency. 
  • Obama gearing up for fight with Republicans on immigration

    Obama gearing up for fight with Republicans on immigration

    Friday, November 14 2014 8:58 AM EST2014-11-14 13:58:52 GMT
    Friday, November 14 2014 3:24 PM EST2014-11-14 20:24:26 GMT
    President Obama will soon announce sweeping changes to immigration policy which impacts millions of immigrants in the U.S, all despite heavy protests from Republicans. 
    President Obama will soon announce sweeping changes to immigration policy which impacts millions of immigrants in the U.S, all despite heavy protests from Republicans. 
  • AP Sources: Obama order to affect millions in US

    AP Sources: Obama order to affect millions in US

    Thursday, November 13 2014 4:42 PM EST2014-11-13 21:42:49 GMT
    Thursday, November 13 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-11-13 23:56:13 GMT
    President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the U.s. illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House. 
    President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the U.s. illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House. 
  • Escondido upholds decision to block immigrant youth shelter

    Escondido upholds decision to block immigrant youth shelter

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-10-16 02:25:06 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:12:15 GMT
    The debate over housing undocumented immigrant children in Escondido has been reignited, as the Escondido City Council upheld a previous decision to block a residential facility for immigrant children from opening in the city. 
    The debate over housing undocumented immigrant children in Escondido has been reignited, as the Escondido City Council upheld a previous decision to block a residential facility for immigrant children from opening in the city. 
  • Governor signs bill for lawyers for immigrant kids

    Governor signs bill for lawyers for immigrant kids

    Saturday, September 27 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-27 23:10:13 GMT
    Sunday, September 28 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-09-28 19:04:45 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border. 
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border. 
  • Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

    Immigrant sanctuary gains popularity in Arizona

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:36:55 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:36:56 GMT
    On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice. 
    On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice. 
  • Activists upset over delayed immigration action

    Activists upset over delayed immigration action

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:24:54 GMT
    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:16:51 GMT
    Activists are frustrated as President Obama abandons his pledge to act on immigration by the end of summer. 
    Activists are frustrated as President Obama abandons his pledge to act on immigration by the end of summer. 
  • Competing politics forced Obama delay immigration

    Competing politics forced Obama delay immigration

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:14:17 GMT
    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:35:46 GMT
    Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority. 
    Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority. 
  • Central American leaders convening at White House

    Central American leaders convening at White House

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:41:47 GMT
    Friday, July 25 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:41:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border. 
    President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border. 
  • How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

    How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:03 GMT
    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:20:53 GMT
    The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour. 
    The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour. 
  • Rallies against immigration reform held nationwide

    Rallies against immigration reform held nationwide

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:05:15 GMT
    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:44:21 GMT
    Saturday dozens of people in San Diego County joined others rallying nationwide against immigration reform.  
    Saturday dozens of people in San Diego County joined others rallying nationwide against immigration reform.  
  • Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

    Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:53:32 GMT
    Friday, July 11 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:53:32 GMT
    The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says. 
    The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says. 
  • Border Patrol ends migrant flights to San Diego

    Border Patrol ends migrant flights to San Diego

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:59:07 GMT
    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:59:07 GMT
    The transfer of undocumented migrants from Texas to San Diego has stopped. A flight scheduled to come in Thursday was canceled, and now the Border Patrol says all future flights have been suspended. 
    The transfer of undocumented migrants from Texas to San Diego has stopped. A flight scheduled to come in Thursday was canceled, and now the Border Patrol says all future flights have been suspended. 
  • Rally downtown to support migrant families

    Rally downtown to support migrant families

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:57:31 GMT
    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:57:31 GMT
    Thursday’s plan to send another plane of families who have crossed the border illegally... to San Diego has been cancelled.. And no new plan has been announced. 
    Thursday’s plan to send another plane of families who have crossed the border illegally... to San Diego has been cancelled.. And no new plan has been announced. 
  • Supporters collect supplies for migrant families

    Supporters collect supplies for migrant families

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:39:11 GMT
    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:39:11 GMT
    Amid the controversy and protests of migrants being sent to Southern California -- efforts are underway to get basic supplies to those families.  
    Amid the controversy and protests of migrants being sent to Southern California -- efforts are underway to get basic supplies to those families.  
  • Massive protest in Murrieta centers around migrant families

    Massive protest in Murrieta centers around migrant families

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:15:59 GMT
    Friday, July 4 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:15:59 GMT
    Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border. 
    Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border. 
  • Migrant families met by protesters on all sides

    Migrant families met by protesters on all sides

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:42:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:42:04 GMT
    Protestors are planning additional demonstrations on both sides of the immigration debate, as more undocumented migrants are set to arrive Friday. 
    Protestors are planning additional demonstrations on both sides of the immigration debate, as more undocumented migrants are set to arrive Friday. 
  • Migrant families turned away, sent to San Ysidro

    Migrant families turned away, sent to San Ysidro

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:19:29 GMT
    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:19:29 GMT
    Dozens of undocumented families are being taken care of at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office in San Ysidro after they were forced away by protestors in Murrieta. What happens next? 
    Dozens of undocumented families are being taken care of at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office in San Ysidro after they were forced away by protestors in Murrieta. What happens next? 
  • Migrant families sent to San Ysidro after protests in Murrieta

    Migrant families sent to San Ysidro after protests in Murrieta

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:48:02 GMT
    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:48:02 GMT
    Three buses, carrying migrant families, were re-routed to a San Ysidro Border Patrol facility Tuesday after  a crowd of protesters in Murrieta blocked the vehicles and forced them to turn around. 
    Three buses, carrying migrant families, were re-routed to a San Ysidro Border Patrol facility Tuesday after  a crowd of protesters in Murrieta blocked the vehicles and forced them to turn around. 
  • Migrant families to arrive in San Diego Tuesday

    Migrant families to arrive in San Diego Tuesday

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:14:30 GMT
    Monday, June 30 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:14:30 GMT
    Frustration is mounting for residents in Murrieta, where 140 immigrants are scheduled to arrive Tuesday. 
    Frustration is mounting for residents in Murrieta, where 140 immigrants are scheduled to arrive Tuesday. 
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