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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Senate committee that more than half of the undocumented immigrants who were deported in fiscal 2011 were convicted criminals, many of them convicted of drunken driving offenses.

Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration. Read more» 1

President Barack Obama speaks at Northeast Iowa Community College during a White House Rural Economic Forum on Tuesday.

The Obama administration has announced that it will stop deporting potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records. Read more» 1

Former Arizona State University student Angelica Hernandez, left, stands with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a news conference after a hearing on the DREAM Act.

A group of Arizona students went door-to-door asking friends and businesses for funds to help them take a message to Congress: They want to continue their education here in the country they have always known as home. (with video) Read more» 2

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin incorrectly claimed that the U.S. borrows money "primarily from China" to fund the federal government. China owns about 8 percent of the total U.S. debt. Read more»

Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) stands with GOP Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), and Jeb Hensarling (Tx.) before the president's budget speech Wednesday.

Democrats and Republicans alike are making grandiose — and unsupportable — claims that the budget deal contains the biggest spending cut in U.S. history. Read more»

A DREAM Act supporter at a Phoenix protest in May.

Congress is set to consider the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. The bill would provide legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children provided they meet strict conditions. The bill, supported across the political spectrum, promotes hard work and the notion that you can be successful no matter where you were born or who your parents are. Read more»

When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 they promised a new era to end the excesses of what they labeled a Republican "culture of corruption." Today, however, many of the same techniques and tactics are still in use, this time by Democrats. Read more»

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