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  • 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.

  • Immigration lawyer charged with investment fraud Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    SANTA ANA, California— A Los Angeles immigration lawyer was charged Wednesday with running a fraudulent scheme to recruit Chinese and Korean immigrant investors for an ethanol project that was never built.

  • 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.

  • Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    Chris Christie is multitasking in Mexico, officially talking trade as he gets some foreign policy schooling should he decide to run for president in 2016.. Christie spends his first day meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Tony Wayne, and Sandra Fuentes, the Consul General of Mexico in New York, who helped to plan the trip.

  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    MIAMI— More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

  • Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    "It's kind of an ideal situation," said Jorge Montalvo, director of the state's Office for New Americans. Idaho, Oregon and Arizona also have experimented with placing refugees on dairy farms in an effort to satisfy both the interests of the immigrants and the needs of their adopted states.

  • 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.