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Faith Leaders Urge Obama To Slow Deportations

The group pressed the president to loosen policies that separate immigrant families.

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Chinese Ask: Where’s The Beef … And Visas?

The flag of China at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

A bankrupt meatpacking plant in South Dakota has left Chinese investors without promised visas, and another black eye for America’s EB-5 immigration program.

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Pelosi: “Race Has Something To Do With” GOP’s Stall On Immigration

“I think race has something to do with the fact that (House Republicans) are not bringing up an immigration bill,” Pelosi said on Thursday.

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Will The Next Defense Bill Also Legalize Immigrants?

Rep. Lamar Smith says the idea “is contrary to common sense.”

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Poll: Majority Supports Undocumented Immigrants Staying In U.S.

68 percent of respondents said that they supported undocumented immigrants staying in the United States, with only 29 percent saying they should leave.

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House Dems Attempt To Force Vote On Immigration

The petition follows similar Democratic efforts in the House to force a vote on both the minimum wage hike and the emergency extension of unemployment benefits earlier this year.

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Immigration Activists Plan To Crash Goodlate Fundraiser

Goodlatte is attending a fundraiser Wednesday evening at the Los Altos Hills residence of Oracle CFO Safra Catz.

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Schumer: Obama Will “Curtail” Deportations If GOP Doesn’t Act On Immigration

“It’s crystal clear where the issue of immigration reforms headed,” Schumer said.

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Obama Huddles With Immigration Reform Supporters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.

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‘Alarming Mismanagement’ At Foreign-Student Program

Sen. Charles Grassley wants a moratorium on student-worker program that a GAO audit found riddled with holes. Photo/TRNS

A fast-growing foreign-student work program is taking jobs from U.S. citizens, while its “alarming mismanagement” poses a national security threat, critics charge.

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UN To Discuss Legal Response After US Blocks Visa For Iran Diplomat

The U.S. accuses Hamid Aboutalebi of participating in the 1979-81 Iran Hostage Crisis, and says he still constitutes a threat to the country.

TRNS News Notes — 4/16/14

News Notes

Eastern Ukraine heats up – standoff?
Russia blasts UN Ukraine rights report
Officials: al Qaeda still active
Immigration: Dems target key Republicans
Americans prefer Dems on healthcare (wow)
Holder to speak at KS memorial

Obeying Immigration Laws Is Also An “Act Of Love”

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It was outrageous when Jeb Bush suggested that illegal immigration is simply based on love of family.

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55,000 Photos Show Widespread Torture By Syrian Police: France

France presents the “Caesar” report on torture in Syria to the U.N. Security Council on April 15, 2014. Photo: French Mission to the U.N.

French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country will seek Security Council authorization to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Senator Stages Congressional Scenes For Campaign Video

Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.