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Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Congress tries one-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, discusses immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington June 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, discusses immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Experts: President has broad powers on immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip.  (AP Photo)
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. (AP Photo)
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Obama considers large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House officials are making plans to act before November's midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally.

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Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border  are held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Rick Loomis, Pool)
Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Rick Loomis, Pool)
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Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's call for additional authority to more quickly turn back young Central American border crossers is coming amid mounting resistance from some members of his Democratic Party to measures that could create shortcuts around the immigration court system.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

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A woman is helped from one boxcar to another, as Central American migrants wait atop the train they were riding north after a minor  derailment in a remote wooded area outside Reforma de Pineda, Chiapas state, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A woman is helped from one boxcar to another, as Central American migrants wait atop the train they were riding north after a minor derailment in a remote wooded area outside Reforma de Pineda, Chiapas state, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Q&A on push to treat young immigrants as refugees

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Pressure continues to mount on the federal government to treat as refugees the thousands of children traveling alone from Central America and crossing the border into the U.S.

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Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
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Menendez, Booker Plan to Fast for Immigration Reform

New Jersey's two U.S. senators are planning a 24-hour fast in solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. pushing for immigration law changes.

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Christie Tuition Comments Give NJ ‘Dreamers’ Hope

Supporters of "Dream Act"-style legislation for New Jersey are applauding a recent speech by Gov. Chris Christie in which he said he supports tuition equality "for everybody in New Jersey."

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Would Immigration Reform be Good for America? [VIDEO, POLL]

Watch this video about immigration reform and let us know if you think this video is a good thing or total government propaganda.

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Undocumented NJ Students May Soon Pay In-State College Tuition Rate [POLL/AUDIO]

A two-bill legislative package to allow New Jersey students planning to attend a state college or university to pay in-state tuition costs despite their immigration status or that of their parents as long as they meet certain requirements has been approved by an Assembly committee.

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