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Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

By Pei Li          Cronkite News They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away. So

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Mexico Condemns New Reports Of Alleged U.S. Electronic Spying As 'Unacceptable'

Mexico Condemns New Reports Of Alleged U.S. Electronic Spying As 'Unacceptable'

Mexico’s government said Sunday it “categorically condemns” email spying, after a German news magazine reported that documents from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden show the U.S. gained access to the email system of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. A

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Obama To Nominate Jeh Johnson, An Ex-Pentagon Official, To Head Department Of Homeland Security

Obama To Nominate Jeh Johnson, An Ex-Pentagon Official, To Head Department Of Homeland Security

President Barack Obama is calling back a trusted counterterrorism adviser from his first term by nominating former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as secretary of homeland security. Obama plans to announce Johnson’s nomination Friday. He must be confirmed by the

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Latinos' Views of Illegal Immigration's Impact

Latinos' Views of Illegal Immigration's Impact

Hispanics’ views of the impact of unauthorized immigration on the U.S. Hispanic community have grown more positive since 2010, according to a new national survey of Hispanic adults by the Pew Research Center. Today, 45% of Hispanic adults say the

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DREAMers Criticize Tactics Of DREAM 34, Claim They've Gone Too Far

DREAMers Criticize Tactics Of DREAM 34, Claim They've Gone Too Far

First there were the DREAM 9. Now there were the DREAM 34. They are two groups of immigrants who in July, and last month, respectively, approached authorities at the Texas-Mexico border to protest U.S. immigration policies and ended up adding

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House approves border security funding, in 13th ‘piecemeal’ budget bill

House approves border security funding, in 13th ‘piecemeal’ budget bill

By Chad Garland          Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The House voted Thursday to fund Department of Homeland Security operations for fiscal 2014, the latest in a string of votes to reopen specific agencies in a strategy that Democrats deride as “cherry-picking”

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Grijalva among scores arrested at Capitol in immigration rally

Grijalva among scores arrested at Capitol in immigration rally

By Pei Li          Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday with nearly 200 other protesters outside the Capitol after a daylong rally to demand congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform. The Tucson Democrat was one of

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Weekend Yields No Shutdown Resolution As Washington Impasse Continues

Weekend Yields No Shutdown Resolution As Washington Impasse Continues

A large chunk of the furloughed federal work force is headed back to the Pentagon, and those who remain at home or are working without paychecks are a step closer to getting back pay once the partial government shutdown ends.

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Immigration advocates push to keep focus on comprehensive reform

Immigration advocates push to keep focus on comprehensive reform

By Pei Li          Cronkite News   WASHINGTON – For weeks, advocates have pushed to keep the issue of immigration reform in front of the public, during the debate over Syria, during the budget impasse, during the government shutdown. They have

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Arizona congressional staffers work through government shutdown

Arizona congressional staffers work through government shutdown

By Jack Fitzpatrick          Cronkite News        WASHINGTON – It was still a workday Tuesday for many staffers in Arizona’s congressional offices, even as other parts of the government were shut down by a budget impasse – and even though there’s

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