Here's one way to get students talking about global affairs: Teach it through food.
March 24, 2014 An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
Immigration supporters gather during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill last year.
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March 17, 2014 A year after the release of a Republican Party report on what went wrong in 2012, party leaders say they have better data collection and outreach. Immigration reform, however, remains a thorny issue.
Demonstrators protest the Obama administration's deportation policies in Phoenix last year.
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March 14, 2014 Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.
President Obama in the East Room of the White House, on Thursday.
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March 13, 2014 During a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama said he wants the Department of Homeland Security to see if the deportation process can be more humane.
Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation by the Italian navy off the coast of Sicily on Nov. 28. Italy is looking to revamp the way it handles the hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrive annually.
March 12, 2014 Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures while speaking during a Feb. 6 news conference on Capitol Hill.
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February 11, 2014 John Boehner and his GOP leadership team embraced a set of principles for updating the nation's immigration laws. Then the winds shifted and the House Speaker expressed grave doubts about the feasibility of overhaul.
Members of the Swiss People's Party (SVP) cheer after the results after winning a narrow vote on an anti-immigration referendum on Sunday.
February 9, 2014 The referendum was approved by just 50.5 percent of the vote. It effectively ends a "free movement agreement" with the European Union.
House Speaker John Boehner isn't necessarily walking away from an immigration law overhaul this year.
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February 7, 2014 In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday.
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February 6, 2014 The House speaker said there was a trust deficit between the GOP and President Obama, so immigration overhaul would be a "difficult" issue to move on this year.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.
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January 30, 2014 Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is expected to present fellow Republicans with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a news conference Thursday.
December 20, 2013 The law will give some students who are in the U.S. illegally the ability to pay cheaper, in-state tuition.
Immigration advocates gather Tuesday outside the fence for the lighting of the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington.
December 4, 2013 Hispanics make up 17 percent of the nation's population. But they live disproportionately in districts represented by Democrats.
President Obama meets Friday with immigration activists on the National Mall in Washington.
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November 29, 2013 The president told activists on the National Mall on Friday that there is still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Senate passed a comprehensive bill in the summer. House Speaker John Boehner says he prefers a piecemeal approach.
Illegal immigrants captured in the Libyan coastal city of Surman are held at a temporary prison in an eastern district of Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 19.
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November 12, 2013 They are being held by a militia paid to deal with the flow of illegal immigrants into and through Libya. Most will be deported. Libya has long been a magnet for migrants from the region. European countries are now criticizing its policies, but Libyan authorities say they need help to secure the country's borders.
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November 7, 2013 The union is running Spanish-language TV spots in Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Bakersfield, Calif., in an attempt to pressure Republicans to pass an immigration overhaul.
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