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House GOP, Dems swap blame over unaccompanied children crisis

House GOP, Dems swap blame over unaccompanied children crisis

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday on the surge of children attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, blaming the president's policies for encouraging migration.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama policies to blame for surge of children at border, lawmakers say

Obama policies to blame for surge of children at border, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --House Republicans placed the blame squarely on President Obama's polices for the recent influx in children attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally.
Gabrielle Levy
Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch called for Congress to take action and pass comprehensive immigration reform, stressing its benefits to the economy.
Aileen Graef
Michelle Obama, appearing at naturalization ceremony, calls for immigration reform

Michelle Obama, appearing at naturalization ceremony, calls for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --Michelle Obama said the United States is "still very much a nation of immigrants," and called for reform as she welcomed 50 new citizens Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Gutierrez: Congressional staffer who compared GOP to KKK will be disciplined

Gutierrez: Congressional staffer who compared GOP to KKK will be disciplined

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --State Rep. Luis Gutierrez will discipline his staffer for offensive comments made linking the contemporary Republican party to the Ku Klux Klan in its heyday.
Matt Bradwell
Obama: Cantor's loss does not doom immigration reform

Obama: Cantor's loss does not doom immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --President Barack Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser Wednesday that immigration reform still has a chance despite Cantor's primary loss.
Aileen Graef
Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Update on immigration reform and how the resignation of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will affect the future of this issue
Christin Roby, Medill News Service
Rep. Peter King fears 'Ted Cruzes' and 'Rand Pauls' will take over GOP after Cantor loss

Rep. Peter King fears 'Ted Cruzes' and 'Rand Pauls' will take over GOP after Cantor loss

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is concerned Cantor's loss will allow the "Ted Cruzes" and "Rand Pauls" to take over the GOP.
Aileen Graef
Immigration protest erupts at Eric Cantor's election rally

Immigration protest erupts at Eric Cantor's election rally

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --After Cantor conceded his primary election, immigration activists pushed their way into the ballroom to rub salt in the wound.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election in Virginia Tuesday night, leaving the Republican House leadership.
Gabrielle Levy
McCain: GOP must pass immigration to compete in 2016

McCain: GOP must pass immigration to compete in 2016

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --John McCain has joined the pile-on who say the Republican Party must help pass immigration reform if it hopes to compete for the White House in 2016.
Gabrielle Levy
Deportations take center stage in immigration debate

Deportations take center stage in immigration debate

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Republicans were reluctant to tackle immigration policy a day after President Obama ordered a delay of a DHS review, calling him an untrustworthy partner.
Gabrielle Levy
Rep. Louie Gohmert: giving legal status to children won't help economy

Rep. Louie Gohmert: giving legal status to children won't help economy

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said on the House floor Monday that immigration reform will lead to increased child sex trafficking and hurt the economy.
Aileen Graef
Durbin 'confident' DREAMers will be welcomed to military

Durbin 'confident' DREAMers will be welcomed to military

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said he's "confident" young immigrants living in the U.S. without proper documentation will soon be able to serve in the military.
Gabrielle Levy
Politico poll: Likely voters in swing states lean Republican for midterms

Politico poll: Likely voters in swing states lean Republican for midterms

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Republican candidates have a 7-point edge in swing districts as the midterm congressional elections approach, a Politico poll released Monday found.
Frances Burns
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A protester holds a sign as Chicago Police stand guard outside of the new Immigration and Customs Enforcement court building on May 15, 2012 in Chicago. The protest was held as part of weeklong demonstrations leading up to the NATO summit being held on May 20 and May 21 in Chicago. UPI/Brian Kersey
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