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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 24, 2015.

Republicans wave white flag to avert DHS shutdown

02/24/15 06:15PM

With just more than three days left until funding for the Department of Homeland Security is slated to run out, the Senate’s top Republican leader said he is willing to give up on his party’s efforts to sink President Obama’s immigration actions in order to avoid an agency shutdown. ... read more

US President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus retreat on Jan. 29, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

Why Obama ultimately will win on immigration

02/24/15 10:50AM

MSNBC’s televised town hall discussion with President Obama on Wednesday comes at an important time in the debate over how to best improve our immigration system. Last week, a federal judge in Texas blocked the implementation of parts of the president’s executive actions on immigration, which would provide deportation relief for millions. And... read more

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

What do you want to ask the president?

02/20/15 09:33AM

MSNBC and Telemundo will present an exclusive town hall with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. We want to know what YOU would ask the President about immigration. Submit your question below and it may be asked live during the town hall! read more

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