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By Kristina Wong The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday held vigorous debate on undocumented immigrants’ enlistment in the military during its annual marathon markup of its 2017 defense authorization bill. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a Marine veteran, introduced an amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to establish a […]

CALLS for comprehensive immigration reform have been circulating in the halls of Congress for decades. But lawmakers have accomplished little in the effort to reckon with America’s 11.3m undocumented residents. When, in 2013, Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to consider a bipartisan Senate bill drafted by the so-called […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they are divided on a challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Hearing arguments in a case that will shape Obama’s legacy and the November election, the justices clashed Monday over contentions that the president overstepped his authority […]

By Richard Wolf WASHINGTON — President Obama’s last-ditch effort to offer more than 4 million undocumented immigrants protection from deportation reaches a short-handed Supreme Court on Monday, but the eight justices may not have the final word. A tie vote would hand a victory to Texas and 25 other states that have successfully blocked the program […]