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Morton to leave immigration post in July

Morton to leave immigration post in July

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton, who has overseen an increase in illegal immigrant deportations, said he's leaving the agency.

Graham: Immigration reform will pass

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said a Republican candidate will be unable to win in the 2016 presidential election unless Congress passes immigration reform.
The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Sen. Marco Rubio this week to discuss the upcoming congressional debate over immigration reform, sources told Politico.

Jeb Bush: Immigrants 'more fertile'

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday immigrants are "more fertile" and give the United States an edge over its economic rivals.
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.

Polls for pro-reform groups show broad support

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Immigration reform enjoys broad bipartisan support in a majority of states, polling conducted for three pro-reform groups indicated.
Undocumented immigrants average $140/person/yr. public healthcare

Undocumented immigrants average $140/person/yr. public healthcare

OMAHA, June 12 (UPI) -- Undocumented immigrants have lower healthcare expenditures than legal residents, naturalized citizens and people born in the United States, researchers say.
Obama visits Boston, stumps for Markey

Obama visits Boston, stumps for Markey

BOSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama visited Boston Wednesday, campaigning for Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey and saying he welcomes working with Senate Republicans.

Senators: Obama should keep distance from immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is likely to hurt immigration reform's chances if he gets more involved with lobbying for it, Gang of Eight senators said Wednesday.

NSA leaker a 'traitor,' says Boehner in TV interview

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The former National Security Agency employee who leaked news of the agency's telephone data gathering is a "traitor," House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday.
Senate vote clears way for immigration reform bill debate

Senate vote clears way for immigration reform bill debate

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- After President Obama called on Congress to pass a bipartisan bill to fix the U.S. immigration system, the Senate voted handily Tuesday to put it up for debate.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 11

Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 11

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks of his support for the Senate's immigration reform bill and welcomes Peru's President Ollanta Humala Tuesday, the White House said.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she supports immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- An immigration reform bill may have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Sunday she supports it.
Obama urges Senate to pass compromise immigration bill

Obama urges Senate to pass compromise immigration bill

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday urged the Senate to pass a compromise immigration reform bill but said opponents will do "everything they can" to block it.
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