Activists continue to press for more reforms as the president considers whether to change U.S. policy on deportations.
Philippe Lopez, AFP/Getty Images
Oct. 08, 2013 6:49 a.m.
The number of people who leave their countries to work abroad is soaring, according to the United Nations, which is meeting on the subject this week. More than 200 million people now live outside their country of origin, up from 150 million a decade ago.
Charles Dharapak, AP
Oct. 17, 2013 9:50 a.m.
Speaking of the 16-day federal government shutdown that he said cost billions of dollars, "There was no economic rationale for this," he said.
Lynne Sladky, AP
Oct. 18, 2013 4:58 p.m.
Having successfully stared down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama's pivot to immigration has almost no downside risk for him or his Democratic Party. Which makes it perfect for the president to use to cause congressional Republicans major indigestion.
Dave Martin, AP
Oct. 29, 2013 3:33 p.m.
Opponents of Alabama's strict immigration law are declaring victory Tuesday, as the state agrees not to pursue key provisions of a measure critics called an endorsement of racial profiling. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the state's appeal of a ruling that gutted the law.
Oct. 30, 2013 1:36 a.m.
Approximately 150 area residents put their voices together as this week in Hermiston to send a message to a politician in Oregon who they say has not taken the hint that they are not going away.
David Goldman, AP
Nov. 07, 2013 4:07 p.m.
The union is running Spanish-language TV spots in Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Bakersfield, Ca., in an attempt to pressure Republicans to pass an immigration overhaul.
John Moore, Getty Images
Nov. 19, 2013 2:04 p.m.
A congressional directive requires U.S. detention centers to fill 34,000 beds per night. Supporters say it ensures that the nation's immigration laws are being enforced. But critics say housing a fixed number of immigrants at any given time is inhumane, inefficient and too expensive.
Leslie E. Kossoff/Pool, EPA /LANDOV
Nov. 29, 2013 12:55 p.m.
The president told activists on the National Mall on Friday that there was still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Senate passed a comprehensive overhaul bill in the summer. House Speaker John Boehner says he prefers a piecemeal approach.
Dec. 03, 2013 2:04 p.m.
Advocates in Bend joined a national push Tuesday to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote on the U.S. House floor.
Dec. 04, 2013 10:17 a.m.
The debate over immigration overhaul is at a standstill in Congress, but activists are continuing their push to keep the issue alive. Lobbyists and business leaders have pressed House lawmakers to take action before the end of the year, while a group of fasters continues to hold vigil on the National Mall.
Susan Walsh, AP
Dec. 04, 2013 2:39 p.m.
Hispanics make up 17 percent of the nation's population. But they live disproportionately in districts represented by Democrats.
Jordana Gustafson / OPB
Dec. 05, 2013 6 a.m.
Divided families have become a focal point in the national immigration reform debate. Many families separated by deportation are from Latino communities across the country.
Jan. 30, 2014 9 a.m.
Speaker John Boehner, from Ohio, is expected to present his members with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.
J. Scott Applewhite, AP
Feb. 07, 2014 3:06 a.m.
The House speaker said there was a trust deficit between the GOP and President Obama, so immigration reform would be a "difficult" issue to move on this year.
J. Scott Applewhite, AP
Feb. 07, 2014 5:31 p.m.
In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.
Liz Jones / OPB
March 10, 2014 1:22 p.m.
Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.