Obama wants quick decision by judge on immigration

Obama wants quick decision by judge on immigration

The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House’s executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the border with Mexico, issued a […]

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

For the past two years he missed the gala held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who for the past two years missed the annual gala held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will return to the […]

Feds revive efforts to stop homegrown hate groups

The group will focus on other motives for attacks within U.S. borders.

Feds revive efforts to stop homegrown hate groups

The United States is reviving a law enforcement group to investigate those it designates as domestic terrorists, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence about such criminals on a […]

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

The decision on how far to go creates a political dilemma for the President

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

President Barack Obama’s decision on possible changes to U.S. deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who are open to immigration reform. The Obama administration is expected to announce revisions in the coming weeks to policies that determine how undocumented immigrants are […]

Boehner to GOP: Immigration reform? No way

'We're not going to conference on a Senate immigration bill'

Boehner to GOP: Immigration reform? No way

House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday reassured fellow Republican lawmakers that he will not push them to pass immigration reform and said he was just teasing last week when he criticized his caucus’s reluctance on the issue. Boehner held a closed-door meeting with Republican House members to cool their anger over remarks he made last […]