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Texas gov. asks Obama for more troops for Texas-Mexico border

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas hand-delivered a letter as President Obama emerged from Air Force One in Austin, repeating his demand that the government send 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

By Michael D. Shear  |  August 9, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Immigration  
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Whither the 14th Amendment?

Chalk it up perhaps to election-year bizarreness, but suddenly the capital is debating whether the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ought to be repealed, refined or left alone. Specifically, the back-and-forth, which started among Senate Republicans and was joined Tuesday by the White House, focuses on the amendment's citizenship clause.

By Scott Wilson  |  August 3, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (185)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Immigration  
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SEIU blasts Obama immigration enforcement policies

SEIU, one of the nation's biggest labor unions and a major backer of President Obama, is condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  April 8, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Immigration  
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Bush Immigration Chief Julie Myers Out

Myers' tenure in the position started out rocky but led to high arrest rates of illegal immigrants.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 5, 2008; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  B_Blog , Immigration , The Agencies , Transition  
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