Pope says children at U.S. border must be ‘welcomed and protected’

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The pope said that migrants around the world are subjected to “racist and xenophobic attitudes.”

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White House asks Congress for $3.7 billion for border crisis

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The Obama administration is formally asking for $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the flood of unaccompanied minor children coming illegally into the United States — more than the White House previously signaled it would request.

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Obama to resort to executive action on immigration

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President Barack Obama said Monday that he is moving ahead with executive actions to address immigration after a sweeping comprehensive reform bill languished in the House for more than a year.

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Crisis at the Border: Tide of children heading to U.S. alone

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The tens of thousands of children pouring across US borders from Central America constitute a humanitarian crisis as much as a political one.

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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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