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Obama working on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- President Obama and Senate Democrats will overhaul U.S. immigration in one comprehensive bill instead of a number of Republican-proposed bills, officials said.

Obama urged to act quickly on immigration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration reform backers say President Barack Obama should make the issue a top priority in his second term.

Immigration is top law enforcement expense

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The United States spent more on immigration enforcement in fiscal 2012 than it did on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, a report indicates.
Ill. Rep. swaps finance for immigration

Ill. Rep. swaps finance for immigration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A top congressional Democrat from Illinois says he has temporarily surrendered his longtime post to work on immigration reform.

Immigration reform being overshadowed?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy and now gun control appear to be elbowing immigration reform further down the congressional priority list, advocates said.
Leahy to stay judiciary chairman

Leahy to stay judiciary chairman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday he will remain chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a post Sen. Dianne Feinstein was poised to assume.
Obama: Don't 'demagogue' immigration issue

Obama: Don't 'demagogue' immigration issue

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, acknowledging state officials are frustrated, said immigration reform is the responsibility of the federal government.
WH: GOP immigration view turns off Latinos

WH: GOP immigration view turns off Latinos

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said it weighed the effects of suing Arizona over its immigration law, conceding some Republican candidates may benefit in the fall.

Report: Change needed in immigration law

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration laws need to be more flexible and fairer and to provide protection for immigrants who are crime victims, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
U.S. government challenges Ariz. law

U.S. government challenges Ariz. law

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Immigration interest groups at both ends of the spectrum are gearing up for what promises to be a hard-fought legal battle between the U.S. government and the state of Arizona over its controversial statute.
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McCain: Deport illegal immigrants

McCain: Deport illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called Tuesday for immigration reform that would deport many of those in the country illegally.
Country split on immigration reform focus

Country split on immigration reform focus

PRINCETON, N.J., July 6 (UPI) -- Americans are closely divided over the focus of comprehensive immigration reform, results of a Gallup-USA Today poll released Tuesday indicate.
Text of Obama immigration speech

Text of Obama immigration speech

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Following are remarks on immigration reform by President Obama Thursday at the American University School of International Service in Washington:

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Obama calls for immigration reform

Obama calls for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday called on Congress to address comprehensive immigration reform, saying it is time to fix a broken immigration system.
Obama to pitch immigration reform now

Obama to pitch immigration reform now

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama pleads his case for acting on immigration reform this year during a speech Thursday at American University, the White House said.

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Obama to push for immigration reform bill

Obama to push for immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will renew his push for immigration reform this year after the November election, using a speech Thursday to plead his case, aides said.

Activists: Immigration is federal concern

PHOENIX, June 28 (UPI) -- Immigration reform should be a matter for the U.S. government to resolve and not left for Arizona and other states to settle, community activists say.

Reports: Justice to challenge Ariz. law

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The Obama administration will challenge Arizona's immigration law in court, White House officials confirmed to media outlets Friday.
Fla. attorney general trails in gov race

Fla. attorney general trails in gov race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 16 (UPI) -- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is now trailing his rival in the governor's race in both spending and the polls, frustrating his supporters.

U.S. mayors back Gulf Coast colleagues

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors backed a resolution sought by their Gulf Coast colleagues calling for stepped up federal help in dealing with the BP oil disaster.

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Obama, Brewer meet at White House

Obama, Brewer meet at White House

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met at the White House Thursday to discuss their differences on border, immigration and crime issues.
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