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  • WASHINGTON— Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency. The administration is opposing the request for a 30- day delay, Justice Department...

  • Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica— As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades. Buying two smartphones for $160 apiece on a layover on their way to Ecuador, they plugged themselves into a...

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— President Barack Obama promised Saturday that Islamic extremists would find no safe haven anywhere, while the leader of Muslim-majority Malaysia branded the Islamic State group as a "new evil" that has blasphemed the religion, and urged world leaders to confront it forcefully. Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak were...

  • Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. The appeal, filed exactly a year after Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, injects the Supreme Court into a dispute between 26 mainly Republican-led states and...

  • Will Syria affect the US election? Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Will Syria affect the US election?

    Alex White, country analysis director for the Economist Intelligence Unit, says voters don't have a lot of confidence in political leaders to address the problem of Syrian refugees.

  • Research declares end of mass migration from Mexico Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Shoppers walk toward the international crossing gate into Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Saturday in Nogales, AZ, United States.

    Over the past 10 years, migration from has slowed considerably, partly because of America's sluggish economy.

  • Terror, borders jump to top among voter concerns Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) work at the scene of the raid in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015 to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.

    After the Paris attacks, border security and immigration along with terrorist groups like ISIS are the two top election concerns, according to data from Fluent.

  • Why I'm welcoming Syrian refugees: Gov. Inslee Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington

    More than half the nation’s governors have said they want to ban Syrian refugees, says Gov. Jay Inslee. Here's why I'm not among them.

  • More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S. than entering -Pew Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 19- More Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering it according to a report released on Thursday, at a time when some Republicans, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, have taken a hard line on illegal immigration. Most Mexicans leaving the United States are doing so voluntarily to reunite with their family or to start one, the...

  • Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    The Pew Research Center found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families, including American-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico from 2009 to 2014. During the same five years, 870,000 Mexicans came to the U.S., resulting in a net flow to Mexico of 140,000.. The era of mass migration from Mexico is "at an end," declared Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew's...

  • Honduras nabs US-bound Syrians with fake Greek passports Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    Honduran police escort a Syrian detained at the Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa on Nov. 18, 2015.

    Honduran authorities said on Wednesday they had intercepted six Syrian nationals traveling on doctored Greek passports in the past week.

  • Syrian refugee vetting process is tough enough Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    A Syrian refugee cries while disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 20, 2015.

    Americans do not need to be kept safe from Syrian refugees, says Tammy Lin. Our vetting process is one of the toughest in the world.

  • Why Syrian refugees are no threat Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    Fatima from Syria (front) walks ahead of other migrants as they make their way on foot after crossing the Croatian-Slovenian border, in Rigonce, Slovenia, October 22, 2015.

    U.S. governors trying to block Syrian refugees don't understand who they are and what they bring to America, says Elizabeth MacBride.

  • Gov. Rick Scott: Slow down Syrian resettlement in US Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott called on the federal government to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. until a fuller review is conducted.

  • Gov. Scott: I don't want one terrorist in our state

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla.), expresses concern about the relocation of Syrian migrants to the Sunshine State.

  • Governors opposing Syrian resettlements Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Governors opposing Syrian resettlements

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports a number of U.S. governors are stepping up and saying "no" to accepting Syrian refugees into their states.

  • Securing US borders Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Securing US borders

    The Chertoff Group's Michael Chertoff, discusses U.S. intelligence to decide who comes into the U.S., and the security concerns after the Paris attacks.

  • Paris attacks: The impact on tourism Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Paris attacks: The impact on tourism

    Fearful Chinese tourists are cancelling their trips to Europe, in the wake of the Paris attacks. CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reports.

  • There's a 'spirit of national unity' from Paris Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    There's a 'spirit of national unity' from Paris

    Politico reporter, Nicholas Vinocur discusses France’s political and security response to the attacks in Paris.

  • Paris attacks: Military response to Syria Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Paris attacks: Military response to Syria

    Sir Nigel Sheinwald, former ambassador to the United States of America, discusses the military, security and technological repercussions from the attacks in Paris.