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Obama: 'House needs to act' on immigration

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday urged Americans to pressure the House of Representatives to pass immigration reform.

U.S. Rep., a former teacher, gives GOP 'F' on immigration letter

PASADENA, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., who was a teacher before he was elected to Congress, gave Republicans an "F" when he graded a GOP letter on immigration.
House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- House Republicans are crafting a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States illegally by their parents, aides said.
Poll: Americans leaning more pro-immigration

Poll: Americans leaning more pro-immigration

PRINCETON, N.J., July 11 (UPI) -- As House Republicans and Democrats consider separately how to address immigration reform, U.S. residents are more pro-immigration than before, Gallup said.
Obama schedule for Thursday, July 11

Obama schedule for Thursday, July 11

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Chinese leaders during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Thursday, the White House said.
White House dismayed by House immigration approach

White House dismayed by House immigration approach

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The White House voiced dismay President Obama may not sign a broad U.S. immigration bill this year, as House Republicans united around a piecemeal approach.

White House: Immigration reform would benefit economy

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The White House Wednesday issued a report concluding a Senate-passed immigration reform bill would promote economic growth and decrease U.S. budget deficits.

Bush calls for immigration reform to fix 'broken' system

DALLAS, July 10 (UPI) -- The United States immigration system is "broken," former President George W. Bush said Wednesday in Dallas, expressing hope for a positive resolution.
Obama schedule for Wednesday, July 10

Obama schedule for Wednesday, July 10

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal in a ceremony in the East Room Wednesday, The White House said.

CBO: Senate bill could cut illegal immigration 50 percent

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- The "border surge" addition to the U.S. Senate's immigration bill would cut the illegal-immigration rate up to 50 percent, a congressional analysis indicated.

McCain: Work ahead for immigration bill

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- John McCain, one of the eight senators who helped draft the immigration reform bill, said Sunday he is worried about the bill's future in the House.
Politics 2014: Centrist Party appeals to moderate politicians

Politics 2014: Centrist Party appeals to moderate politicians

Is it time for a political party that appeals to the centrist political point of view?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Immigration reform

The Issue: Immigration reform

Based on the rhetoric coming from some sectors, one would think immigration is a new concept in the United States, a position at odds with the centuries-old description of the country as a nation of immigrants.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's bipartisan passage of sweeping immigration reform sent to the House, leaving Speaker John Boehner in a quandary, given his divided party.
Senate approves immigration reform 68-32

Senate approves immigration reform 68-32

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday adopted a comprehensive overhaul of immigration policy on a 68-32 vote, sending the issue to the House.
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