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Immigration Reform : Politics
"We can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate."

How Obama is winning the immigration debate

A new poll shows that a plurality of Americans backs Obama's handling of the issue

Immigration Reform : Analysis
Sen. Marco Rubio got Rush Limbaugh to gush over immigration reform? Win.

Did Marco Rubio convince Rush Limbaugh to support immigration reform?

The conservative radio demigod seemed oddly awed by the GOP star's pitch to legalize undocumented immigrants

Immigration Reform : Politics
President Obama waves ahead of his immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas on Jan. 29.

President Obama's big immigration reform speech: Did it help or hurt?

Some Democrats have called on Obama to stay on the sidelines of the debate

Immigration Reform : Analysis
Even some members of his own party want the president to sit this one out.

Should Obama stay out of the immigration fight?

The president is stepping into the tenuous battle for an immigration overhaul today. Some advocates for reform wish he wouldn't

Immigration Reform : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: The intertwined fates of Marco Rubio and immigration reform

The bipartisan package won't pass if Rubio backs out. And if Rubio fails on immigration, it could imperil his future political prospects

Immigration Reform : Analysis
"We can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status," says Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Is the new bipartisan push for immigration reform doomed?

A comprehensive revamp of America's immigration system is a top priority of President Obama and GOP senators, but...

Immigration Reform : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: It's time for the GOP to cut a deal on immigration

The electorate has spoken. And if Republicans want to win over Latino voters, conservatives must stop talking about self-deportations and instead devise solutions

Immigration Reform : Fact Sheet
A man stares at an empty application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Aug. 15, the first day President Obama's policy goes into effect.

Obama's immigration power play: 4 takeaways

Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children are now eligible for President Obama's temporary program offering them deportation deferrals and work permits

Immigration Reform : The List
Mitt Romney, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in Troy, Ohio: Republicans have stayed largely mum about President Obama's  executive action on immigration.

4 reasons the GOP is wary of attacking Obama's immigration overhaul

After the president does an end run around Congress, many of his opponents offer only muted critiques of his election-year power play. Why?

Immigration Reform : Opinion Brief
Immigrant students rally against deportation Friday: President Obama will at least partially comply with their wishes, halting the deportation of law-abiding undocumented immigrants younger than 30.

Obama's immigration overhaul: Did he go too far?

The president will no longer deport young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were kids. Critics decry the move as election-year overreach

Immigration Reform : Opinion Brief
The U.S.-Mexico border fence in Nogales, Ariz.: For the first time in decades, more illegal Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. than entering.

Exodus to Mexico: Is America's illegal immigration problem solved?

A new study finds that a four-decade wave of Mexican immigrants into the U.S. has receded. What does that mean for the hot-button immigration debate?

Immigration Reform : Opinion Brief
Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will have his day in court, says the Department of Justice, if he doesn't change his allegedly racist ways.

Is Arizona's Sheriff Joe a racist?

The Justice Department is accusing tough-guy Sheriff Joe Arpaio of taking his hardline crusade against Latino immigrants too far

Immigration Reform : Instant Guide
Detained immigrants at an Arizona center: Americans, arrested for other reasons, have reportedly been jailed as suspected illegal immigrants.

Immigration paranoia: Why are Americans being arrested?

Activists say U.S. citizens are being detained under a federal program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants

Immigration Reform : Opinion Brief
U.S.-born children and their undocumented parents demonstrate in D.C.: Gingrich's immigration reform plan would see citizen juries deciding the legal status of eligible applicants.

Should 'citizen juries' decide illegal immigrant status?

Newt Gingrich wants to put ordinary citizens on juries to decide the fate of illegal immigrants. Is he on to something?

Immigration Reform : Analysis
The U.S. Border Patrol arrested just 304,755 people trying to illegally cross into the southwestern U.S. in an 11-month period that ended in August, down from a high of 1.6 million in 2000.

The 'dramatic' decline in illegal immigration: 3 theories

Despite the hype in political circles, statistics suggest that the flow of immigrants without papers has slowed to a trickle. Why?

Immigration Reform : Burning Question
Many Alabama school kids are claiming that they've been bullied and taunted for being Mexican since a new state law began putting increased pressure on illegal immigrants.

Is Alabama's tough immigration law turning kids into bullies?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a wave of racially-tinged schoolyard taunts is rippling across Alabama — though skeptics remain unconvinced

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