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Illegal immigrant with sick son to stay in U.S. for genetic testing

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities have halted the deportation of an illegal immigrant from Honduras so he can get genetic testing to help his sick son.

Three arrested in Phoenix immigration reform protest

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Erika Andiola, a nationally known advocate for immigration reform, was arrested in Phoenix while taking part in a hunger strike, police confirmed Wednesday.

U.S., Mexico mull relaxing border for 'trusted' travelers

TOLUCA, Mexico, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama and Mexico's president may cut a deal to relax border controls for "trusted" travelers, officials said ahead of a North American leaders summit.
Poll: Border security, immigrant status nearly equally important

Poll: Border security, immigrant status nearly equally important

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Americans say border security and immigration status have about equal importance in the immigration reform debate, a Gallup Poll released Monday indicated.
The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

Could that have been a real-life "House of Cards" playing itself out in Congress last week when lawmakers approved a year-long suspension of the debt limit and restored military pension cost-of-living cuts with a minimum of fuss and bother?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

U.S. election year politics seen as obstacle to trade pacts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Mid-term elections and the economic recovery are working against U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed trade deals in Asia and Europe, trade analysts say.
Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday.
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces tough race

Sen. Mitch McConnell faces tough race

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- According to a survey by Republican pollster Wenzel Strategies, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is facing a tight race against opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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McFaul: U.S. working with Russia on gay rights and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.S. envoy to Russia said Sunday the United States is working with Moscow on a range of issues, including gay rights and a nuclear arms treaty.
GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama still needs to scuttle his healthcare reform plan and come up with a new one acceptable to Republicans, a GOP lawmaker said Sunday.

House GOP wants to take immigration reform one step at a time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker said the House would prefer to tackle immigration reform in piecemeal fashion rather than through a sweeping bill.
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama for all but ending chances U.S. immigration laws will be overhauled this year.

Ryan: Broad U.S. immigration reform 'clearly in doubt'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform this year is "clearly in doubt," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
President Obama gets big business to help long-term jobless

President Obama gets big business to help long-term jobless

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday signed up hundreds of top corporate executives to get them to help end discrimination against the long-term unemployed.
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