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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Christie takes immigration position

Gov. Chris Christie has been generally critical of President Obama's illegal immigration policies, but has yet to answer questions about how he would handle the issue.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., speaking with reporters in Washington in 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., speaking with reporters in Washington in 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.

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Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington DC.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Homeland Security funding clears House without strings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifying on Capitol Hill last month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifying on Capitol Hill last month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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Government tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

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House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, House Republicans approved measures Wednesday that would overturn his immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.

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Miguel Ayala waits with his son Jesus  with other immigrants to register for a drivers license at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Stanton, Calif., Friday,  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Miguel Ayala waits with his son Jesus with other immigrants to register for a drivers license at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Stanton, Calif., Friday, (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Undocumented, but lining up to drive in California

STANTON, Calif. (AP) -- Mexican immigrant Jesus Moreno emerged smiling from a California Department of Motor Vehicles office on Friday with official permission to do something he's been doing here for more than a decade: driving.

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Felipe Diosdado, who came to the U.S. illegally in 1997, joined a union while working at a construction site 14 years ago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Felipe Diosdado, who came to the U.S. illegally in 1997, joined a union while working at a construction site 14 years ago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Unions make push to recruit protected immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) -- Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who entered the U.S. illegally.

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Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas in July. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas in July. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.

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Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Judge hears Arizona sheriff’s challenge to Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

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Activists Hold Vigil In Support Of Immigrant Children At White House
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Poll: Majority of NJ supports immigration order

A majority of New Jerseyans support President Barack Obama's executive order banning deportation of illegal aliens, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on Dec. 17.

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