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  • Border Patrol wastes $17M on luxury housing Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants in brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014, near Falfurrias, Texas.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has spent at least $17 million on a housing project in Ajo, Arizona.

  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation.

  • Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    Expatriate Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record volumes because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements.

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas urged lawmakers on Tuesday to do whatever it takes to block President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration, raising the specter of a government shutdown fight similar to one Cruz sparked last year.

  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11 Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue helping foreign buyers purchase U.S. exports until June 30,.

  • Obama's evolving ISIS strategy     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's position on immigration and strategy on ISIS.

  • Obama stalls on immigration reform     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on the president's decision to delay executive action on immigration reform and the likely political fallout.

  • Senate Democrats at risk of losing their seats in the November elections pressed the White House to hold off an executive order.

  • Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington's failure to act on immigration as a prime example of the cynical decision-making he said must end in Washington.

  • Obama to delay action on immigration reform Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Two White House officials said Obama concluded that circumventing Congress through executive actions on immigration during the campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul.

  • WASHINGTON— White House officials: Obama to delay immigration action until after November election.

  • 5 takeaways from Chris Christie's Mexico trip Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico this week was officially billed as an opportunity to foster new business relationships between the United States' southern neighbor and his state. Immigration is undoubtedly the most pressing issue between Mexico and the United States, but Christie showed no interest in weighing in.

  • Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations from the Homeland Security and Justice departments for executive action he could implement without Congress.

  • Christie won't talk immigration on Mexico trip Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— New Jersey Gov. Christie, who was in the middle of a three-day trade mission to Mexico, had conspicuously side-stepped the thorny issue on the first day of his trip, making no mention of legislation stalled in Congress or the flow of Central American children crossing into the United States illegally through Mexico.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. government tax collections would get a multi-billion-dollar boost if President Barack Obama issued an executive order giving temporary legal status to millions of undocumented residents, the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress said in a report on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • Obama weighing delay in action on immigration Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Obama is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws until after the midterm elections in November.