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    1. December 19, 2014

      President Obama breaks free of domestic shackles

      Just a month ago, Barack Obama’s remaining time in office looked set to be dominated by gridlock at home and wavering...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Obama’s immigration policy leaves companies exposed

      Businesses that employ low-skilled immigrants are worried that President Barack Obama’s immigration policy will expose them...

    1. December 10, 2014

      US lawmakers reach $1tn budget deal to avoid shutdown

      US lawmakers have reached a last-minute deal on a spending package to avert a federal shutdown, funding most of the...

    2. December 2, 2014

      US moves closer to averting government shutdown

      Republican lawmakers moved closer on Tuesday to proposing a hybrid spending package that would avert a shutdown of the US...

    3. December 2, 2014

      Clock ticks over US spending bill as immigration tensions simmer

      Congress has fewer than 10 days to pass some sort of spending bill to avert a shutdown of the US federal government. In the...

    4. December 1, 2014

      The migration numbers game

      Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash...

    5. December 1, 2014

      Obama is a lonely western liberal on immigration

      What should western politicians be most worried about: growth, inequality, the environment, education? To judge from today’s...

    6. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    7. November 23, 2014

      Immigration reforms fail to satisfy Silicon Valley

      The White House is projecting that most of the economic benefits from its immigration reform will come from highly-skilled...

    8. November 21, 2014

      Obama warns against clash on immigration

      President Barack Obama warned Republicans against letting conflict over his action on immigration become a “deal breaker” on...

    9. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    10. November 21, 2014

      America excels at absorbing immigrants

      One of the most revealing moments in the long, tortured American debate on immigration policy came a few years ago when the...

    11. November 21, 2014

      Obama hits Las Vegas to drum up support for immigration overhaul

      Less than five miles from Del Sol High School in Las Vegas lie the bright lights of “The Strip”, the Sin City gambling mecca...

    12. November 20, 2014

      Obama to shield 5m from deportation risk

      President Barack Obama has unveiled the biggest changes to the US immigration system in decades, removing the threat of...

    13. November 20, 2014

      Timeline: US immigration showdown

      President Barack Obama is set to unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system, setting up a showdown with Republicans...

    14. November 20, 2014

      Obama set to bring more than 4m unauthorised workers out of shadows

      President Barack Obama will shake up the labour market by taking the most sweeping executive action on immigration in modern...

    15. November 20, 2014

      Obama set for US immigration showdown

      When President Barack Obama confirmed he would push ahead with long-awaited plans to overhaul the US immigration system, he...

    16. November 19, 2014

      Immigration Timeline: pathway to showdown

      1965: The US adopts the Immigration and Nationality Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolishing an earlier quota...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

      President Barack Obama will unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system in a televised address to the nation on...

    18. November 18, 2014

      Why Obama is testing the frontiers of executive power

      With a clear majority in both houses, Republicans face a difficult choice about whether to compromise with President Barack...

    19. November 14, 2014

      Clashes loom as Obama pursues his legacy

      Barack Obama has set the stage for a new period of political confrontation in the US, rapidly moving to sharpen his...

    20. November 13, 2014

      Silicon Valley fund hacks US visa regime

      A new investment fund is bringing Silicon Valley’s problem-solving hacker ethos to US immigration law, looking to tackle the...

    21. November 9, 2014

      Obama vows to press ahead with immigration reform

      Immigration reform is developing into the first big clash between the White House and Republicans since a crushing electoral...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Tech groups push White House for more work permits

      Tech groups including Intel, Texas Instruments and Facebook-linked lobbyists are urging the White House to bypass Congress...

    23. September 29, 2014

      Immigration helps wages and employment, study finds

      Immigration leads to higher pay for native workers, while emigration causes lower wages for those left behind, according to...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Obama’s battle with immigration reform

      For almost six years President Barack Obama has tried and failed to persuade Capitol Hill to enact immigration reform. Now...

    25. September 7, 2014

      Obama aims to clarify reforms on immigration

      Barack Obama has admitted he must convince the public of the need for immigration reform after abruptly delaying the most...

    26. August 1, 2014

      Obama denied funding to tackle child migrant influx

      US lawmakers were preparing to begin a five-week recess on Saturday having denied President Barack Obama any funding to...

    27. July 25, 2014

      Central American leaders to lobby Obama on border crisis

      The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Friday lobbied President Barack Obama for more money to fight the...

    28. July 21, 2014

      US border crisis blurs immigration debate

      He has called himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country”. But when Jose Antonio Vargas was...

    29. July 18, 2014

      Trouble at the borders adds to Obama’s woes

      No illeagles here,” somebody recently spray-painted across the brick wall of a disused army barracks in Westminster,...

    30. July 17, 2014

      Immigration: Life on the line

      Desperate journey ● Honduras: ‘I’m hungry. Daddy, go and find work to buy food’ Cindy Rodríguez Cáceres was thrilled at the...

    31. July 15, 2014

      US lawmakers urged to back child deportation bill

      US lawmakers are being asked to let the authorities send migrant children from Central America back home more quickly by...

    32. July 14, 2014

      Honduras welcomes back deportees from US

      A planeload of Honduran women and child migrants “with broken hearts and shattered dreams” has arrived home after being...

    33. July 11, 2014

      Buffett, Gates and Adelson criticise Congress on immigration

      The investor Warren Buffett has joined forces with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and...

    34. July 9, 2014

      Activists criticise US child migrant plan

      President Barack Obama is facing mounting criticism of his response to a child migrant crisis from activists who say he...

    35. July 8, 2014

      Obama seeks $3.7bn to tackle influx of child migrants

      President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7bn to tackle an influx of child migrants as he seeks more tools ranging...

    36. July 7, 2014

      Child migrants to US likely to be deported

      Most of the child migrants from Central America surging to the US’s southern border are likely to be deported, the White...

    37. July 4, 2014

      Latin America’s young risk all to pursue American dream

      Karen López has not seen her mother since she was a toddler. But when gangs turned up in her village in El Salvador...

    38. July 4, 2014

      Republican sympathy for migrants evaporates

      Nine months ago Darrell Issa, a Republican congressman, was working on a bill that would give undocumented immigrants...

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