Boehner: Immigration Reform ‘Difficult to Move’ This Year

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House Speaker John Boehner dampened prospects for immigration reform this year, blaming a lack of “trust” between the White House and Republicans.

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Obama: ‘This is the moment’ to get immigration reform done

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President Barack Obama tried to refocus attention on the incomplete comprehensive immigration reform push Thursday, saying that “this is the moment we should be able to finally get the job done.”

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Bush urges ‘positive resolution’ for ‘broken’ immigration system

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Former President George W. Bush waded ever so gently into the fierce debate in Washington over immigration reform, urging lawmakers to reach a “positive resolution” on the issue, and warning against disparaging immigrants.

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BREAKING: Senate passes landmark immigration bill in bipartisan vote

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In a 68-32 vote, the Senate voted passed a bill to overhaul US immigration, send resources to the border and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

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Obama on immigration: The ‘moment is now’

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President Barack Obama urges the Senate to act on immigration reform bill before the end of the summer, saying that there is “no good reason to engage in procedural games or obstruction.”

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Immigration bill clears hurdle with 13-5 approval by Senate committee

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A sweeping bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system cleared its first major hurdle late Tuesday night, with the 18-member committee charged with completing a first round of legislative edits voting to advance the amended bill to the full Senate.  

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How secure is US border? It’s complicated

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While admitting there are still many areas where drug and immigrant smugglers cross illegally into the U.S., officials argue that the threat has decreased dramatically.

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Steve Jobs’ wife speaks out on immigration, Apple founder’s ‘private legacy’

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Laurene Powell Jobs is speaking publicly for the first time since her husband Steve Jobs’ death to advocate for immigration reform.

“I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed – geared towards improving our entire society,” said Powell Jobs in an exclusive interview with Rock Center Anchor Brian Williams airing Friday, April 12 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC. 

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Through the obstacle course of immigration, many paths to citizenship

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This is the first story in NBC News’ series “Immigration Nation,” an in-depth examination of immigration in America.

The talk about reforming the American immigration system has focused on getting 11 million undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. It’s a simple idea that obscures a thorny truth.

There is no single path to citizenship. There are hundreds.

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AP drops “illegal immigrant,” means a person will no longer be described as illegal

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The Associated Press, a news cooperative which licenses its stories to organizations across the country, is changing its long-standing style entry concerning undocumented immigrants, which it has referred to as “illegal immigrants” up until now.

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Majority of Americans believe illegal immigrants should be deported

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WASHINGTON — More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.

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'Within our grasp': Obama embraces Senate immigration overhaul effort

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President Barack Obama hailed the Senate’s bipartisan immigration framework at a major speech on that topic this afternoon in Nevada, but threatened to send his own alternative legislation to Capitol Hill if Congress fails to act.

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Why Obama shelved his own immigration plan in favor of senators’ proposal

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First Read: As the president heads to Latino-rich Nevada to push for immigration and border reforms, the White House decides not to risk blowing up a fragile coalition in favor of its own path.

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Chasing a ‘dream’: Immigrant youth seek legal status

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NEW YORK — When Yelky Perez heard that immigration authorities had released the application that could let her stay in the U.S. legally a day earlier than expected on Tuesday, she went straight to their website and hit refresh until it showed up. 

Perez, who entered the U.S. illegally from the Dominican Republic at 13 to reunite with her family, is hoping to join the hundreds of thousands of other young adults expected to apply for the Obama administration’s “deferred action” program, which will give two-year work permits to some young illegal immigrants.