Oct 18, 2013 — The drowning of more than 300 African migrants off Italy's Lampedusa island earlier this month jolted the world into awareness of a long-running crisis. Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Somalia and beyond risk their lives each year, traveling by boat to Europe in search of a better life. Scores die en route.
Apr 10, 2013 — The decentralization was on display during a march on Washington on Wednesday, which was organized by a disparate group of activists. But experts and protesters said not having a national leader gave them a political advantage.
Apr 1, 2013 — It's still far too early to know whether Congress will be able to achieve major changes to the nation's immigration laws. All that's certain at this stage is that lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide, and in both chambers, continue to act as though they think they can.
Jan 30, 2013 — The term "illegal immigrant" has become a thorny subject — which might explain why President Obama opted not to use it in his address on immigration reform. But the term "undocumented immigrant" is not without its own political connotations.
Jan 29, 2013 — President Obama will address the immigration issue in a speech Tuesday, following hard on the heels of a new overhaul proposal out of the Senate. Despite new momentum on the issue, those who favor a harder line against illegal immigrants are not convinced they need to change tack.
Oct 26, 2012 — The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn't explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.
Sep 5, 2012 — The ruling clears the way for police to carry out the "show me your papers" provision of the law. The 2010 law says officers, while enforcing other laws, can question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
Dec 28, 2011 — Of course, the economy is the main issue for voters in Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses. But as the state's Hispanic population surges, Republican candidates are struggling with how best to deal with voter concerns around illegal immigration.
Oct 7, 2011 — One week after a federal judge refused to block key sections of Alabama's new immigration law, the U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to halt the law, saying that it goes against federal powers over immigration.
Aug 18, 2011 — A cynical observer might view as a bid for Hispanic votes the Obama Administration's new policy to review as many as 300,000 illegal immigration cases to focus more on deporting criminals than undocumented individuals who pose little to no risk to society.The decision would use some of the criteria of the DREAM Act, which failed to get through Congress, to show leniency to young people, especially students and military veterans brought illegally to the U.S. as small children by their undocumented immigrant parents.