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President Barack Obama speaks at an event in Miami, Fla., on June 26, 2012. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Exclusive: Obama to hold town hall meeting on immigration

02/20/15 09:30AM

Despite setbacks from a federal court decision and a determined GOP Congress aimed at blocking his sweeping executive actions, President Obama plans to forge ahead by speaking directly to the immigrant community that must now weather yet another delay to protections from deportation. ... read more

An activist holds a sign during a gathering to celebrate President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration policy in New York, N.Y., on Nov. 21, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty)

Immigration fight threatens to divide GOP and spill into 2016

02/18/15 01:29PM

Republicans are hailing a federal judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s new program to allow potentially millions of undocumented immigrants to temporarily work and live in the United States. But the ongoing court dispute threatens to drag on what is becoming an increasingly divisive fight within the party that could spill over into 2016... read more

Texas Governor Greg Abbott listens to questions from the press after a meeting at the White House Dec. 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Immigration ruling is big win for hardline Texas governor

02/17/15 05:37PM

Just hours after President Obama announced his executive order on immigration last November, a news release hit reporters’ in-boxes. It came from the office of Greg Abbott, who was Texas’s attorney general at the time and is now governor. Abbott accused Obama of “eroding the very foundation of our nation’s Constitution and bestowing a legacy of... read more

Students wait for assistance with their paperwork for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

Judge blocks Obama's immigration actions — what happens next?

02/17/15 02:57PM

Immigrant communities have already been waiting months for President Barack Obama's executive actions to kick off. Now, they are going to have to wait a little longer.Despite setbacks, supporters of the immigration actions remain confident that a federal judge's decision to temporarily block the measures will merely be a bump in the... read more

About 100 people gather to rally in support of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration policy in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Nov. 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Judge blocks Obama's immigration actions

02/17/15 08:12AM

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Obama's executive actions on immigration, issuing a decision barely a day before the first phase of the executive action had been slated to begin and launching a potentially lengthy legal battle that could take weeks to resolve. ... read more

Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Va., holds up an American flag as she cheers with her friend Lilia Beiec during a rally in support of immigration reform on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty)

Federal judge blocks Obama deferred deportation policy for immigrants

02/17/15 02:02AM

A federal judge in Texas on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. government from enacting President Obama's immigration policy to defer deportations for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants.U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas temporarily blocked the federal government from... read more

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitors Center at the US Capitol Feb. 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Shutdown looms over immigration fight

02/13/15 01:28PM

Members of Congress are inching dangerously close to the deadline for when funding for the Department of Homeland Security is slated to run dry, setting up a showdown over President Obama's executive actions on immigration just days before enrollment for the measures begins. ... read more

President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a meeting with young immigrants, known as DREAMers, in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 4, 2015.

Obama: DREAMers are 'Americans, just like us'

02/04/15 03:41PM

One day after a Republican-led change to dismantle President Obama's executive actions on immigration failed in Congress, a group of young undocumented immigrants gathered in the Oval Office to deliver a message: The fight is not over. ... read more