January 30, 2013 The term "illegal immigrant" has become a thorny subject — which might explain why President Obama opted not to use it in his address on immigration reform. But the term "undocumented immigrant" is not without its own political connotations.
January 29, 2013 President Obama will address the immigration issue in a speech Tuesday, following hard on the heels of a new overhaul proposal out of the Senate. Despite new momentum on the issue, those who favor a harder line against illegal immigrants are not convinced they need to change tack.
October 26, 2012 The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn't explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.
September 5, 2012 The ruling clears the way for police to carry out the "show me your papers" provision of the law. The 2010 law says officers, while enforcing other laws, can question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
October 7, 2011 One week after a federal judge refused to block key sections of Alabama's new immigration law, the U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to halt the law, saying that it goes against federal powers over immigration.
August 18, 2011 A cynical observer might view as a bid for Hispanic votes the Obama Administration's new policy to review as many as 300,000 illegal immigration cases to focus more on deporting criminals than undocumented individuals who pose little to no risk to society.The decision would use some of the criteria of the DREAM Act, which failed to get through Congress, to show leniency to young people, especially students and military veterans brought illegally to the U.S. as small children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
May 10, 2011 In his El Paso, Tex. speech Tuesday, the president had to explain why legalizing millions of illegal immigrants wouldn't hurt Americans economically. He argued that illegal immigrants force down U.S. wages since workers lacking legal status can be more readily exploited by unethical employers.
March 18, 2011 Weary of the negative attention they received last year for their controversial law getting tough on illegal immigrants, Arizona lawmakers rejected birthright citizenship bills as a distraction from state budget woes and other problems. Meanwhile, conservative Utah is leading on immigration reform.
October 7, 2010 The former CNN anchor crusaded against illegal workers while using them on his estate and more, according to an investigative report in The Nation.
October 1, 2010 Meg Whitman said she'd take a a lie-detector test to prove she's telling the truth in the matter of the undocumented housekeeper . A Los Angeles Times journalist says he has it all arranged.
September 29, 2010 California GOP governor Meg Whitman was accused by a former housekeeper, an undocumented worker who she employed for nine years, of firing the woman for political reasons.
September 24, 2010 Comedian Stephen Colbert gave a truthiness jolt to a congressional hearing on illegal ag workers.
August 30, 2010 Mexican Man Illegally In U.S. Deports Himself, Gets Visa After Year
August 3, 2010 The death of a nun killed by an illegal immigrant in an alleged DUI fuels the national debate.