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Vice President Biden Speaks Out On Immigration

Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. shouldn't think of unaccompanied children showing up at the border as someone else's children. He says "These are our kids."

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Over Half The Public Say Speed Up Deportations Of Children

The latest poll results show 53 percent of the public favor speeding up the process to deport the over 50,000 unattended children who entered this country illegally. The humanitarian crises has taken its toll on the president's handling of the issue and on how some Americans have changed their position on immigration reform.

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Hodgson Leading Pack Of Sheriffs To Border To Address Immigration Crisis

Sheriffs and law enforcement officials from across the country are descending upon the Texas/Mexico border Tuesday, hoping to shed more light on the immigration crisis.

Immigration officials have admitted flying planeloads of illegal immigrants to states including Massachusetts because of an increase in border crossing that has filled up detainment and processing centers in Texas

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Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Children Have Come To New Bedford

We are truly facing some daunting challenges in this country that will define what kind of a nation we'll be living in. The 60,000-plus illegal and unaccompanied children who have been pouring across the border since November is very much a local concern too. New Bedford, known as a destination in matters like this, has already received around 400 kids over the past couple of years and more are coming.

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Officials: Mayan Community Standoffish Despite Outreach Efforts

Protecting Mayan workers from frequent night-time robberies and assaults is frustrating city officials, who aren't seeing as much engagement from people within that Central American community as they had hoped

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Obama Tells Central America: Don’t Send Kids To U.S. Border

President Obama is telling parents in Central America not to send their kids to the United States.  

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Fewer Held in New England for Deportation

Federal officials say the number of immigrants jailed for deportation in New England plunged last year, despite the expansion of a program designed to identify people in the U.S. illegally.

Officials say detentions fell by almost 28% in New England, while nationally the number dropped 8%

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Obama Pressing Congress to Move on Immigration

President Barack Obama says this is the moment to pass immigration reform.

Obama says now that the partial government shutdown is over, Republicans and Democrats should be able to work together to fix what he called a "broken immigration system

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Farmers Worry About Fate of Immigration Bills

The immigration debate is focused on border security and people in the country illegally, but the nation's farmers are hoping for legislation that makes it easier for them to hire workers.

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GOP Fault Lines Emerging on Social Issues

Key developments on cultural issues like immigration reform and gay marriage are offering an early preview of potential dividing lines among Republicans considering White House bids in 2016.

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