WASHINGTON— What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? Here is what Obama could not do without approval from Congress: He couldn't generally give large groups of immigrants permission to remain permanently in the United States, and he couldn't grant them American citizenship.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Obama: House GOP trying to pass the' most extreme and unworkable bills' on immigration.
NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio is extending his "deepest sympathy" to the family of a New York City man whose death was ruled to be caused by a police chokehold. Al Sharpton for federal prosecution. Garner's wife tells the Daily News she is thankful that "the truth is finally out."
Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.
The blow to Boehner and his new team ensures that no bill to address the crisis will reach Obama before the August break, the NYT reports.
WASHINGTON— Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.- Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.
Silicon Valley is "alive and well," but the level of prosperity depends on the tech sector, Oracle Chairman Jeffrey Henley tells CNBC.
*Almost quarter of a million refugees in UN's Gaza shelters. *Gaza fighting in its fourth week. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 31- The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.
Action moves to the Senate after the perennially divided House approved a $16 billion bill for veterans health care.
WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.
WASHINGTON— Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.
WASHINGTON— House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.
WASHINGTON— House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.
Among the difficult questions posed by the ongoing border crisis is whether illegal immigrants are a boon or bust to the US economy.
Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.
President Obama told Central American leaders that children crossing the U.S. border without valid claims to stay would be sent home.
Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Mayor (D), is pushing to make Syracuse a temporary home for immigrant children who have crossed the southern U.S. border.
President Obama is meeting with Central American leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at an Immigration Summit. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.
With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it. Dave Camp R- Mich., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
The team will assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle the immigration crisis at the Mexican border.
WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.