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  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 25- As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to "torpedo" the president's plans.

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his authority to help people who have already violated immigration laws.

  • Zimbabwe economy takes another dive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    HARARE, Zimbabwe— It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office— four hours ahead of opening time— in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in the world's second biggest economy gathers momentum, property consultants and lawyers said.

  • Wealthy foreigners to sue Canada over end of visa plan Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Aug 7- Wealthy foreigners hoping to fast-track immigration to Canada are preparing to sue Ottawa over the government's cancellation of its immigrant investor program, which has been assailed for allowing rich Chinese to buy their way into Canada.

  • Most fear illegal migrants threaten way of life Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm on October 8, 2013 in Holtville, Calif.

    Seventy percent of Americans believe illegal migrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to a poll.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 7- Australia may ease rules on a visa scheme aimed at luring investment from wealthy Chinese to help clear a backlog of applications and in the wake of complaints that disclosure requirements are too strict, lawyers and migration agents said.

  • What worries America: Poll     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest results from an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on how Americans feel about an entire array of things, including the economy, Congress, and poor approval ratings for President Obama.

  • What frustrates Americans most: Poll     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    More bad news for President Obama, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the president's approval rating hit a new low. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest result on how Americans feel about President Obama, Congress, and the economy.

  • President Barack Obama addresses Congress' inability to pass immigration reform, and other bills before summer vacation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Few people in Washington believe Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama.

  • 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.

  • Blow to House GOP leaders as border bill falters Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

    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.

  • Social, cloud feel a little bubbly: Oracle chair Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    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.

  • Does immigration help US economy go boom—or bust? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    U.S. border patrol agents detain a suspected smuggler in Mission, Texas, after she allegedly transported undocumented immigrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014.

    Among the difficult questions posed by the ongoing border crisis is whether illegal immigrants are a boon or bust to the US economy.

  • These migrants will be sent home: Obama Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, watches as a U.S. Border Patrol agent records family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Like most of the recent surge of Central American immigrant women and children, her family brought documents, often birth certificates, to prove their nationality to U.S. Border officials.

    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.