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Americans whose spouses have been exiled for years as a result of strict immigration penalties took their plight to Congress on Thursday, begging legislators to help them as lawmakers discuss overhauling immigration laws. Read more»

A 2009 naturalization ceremony.

The House has passed a bill that would replace the green card lottery with permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. Read more»

When the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a proposal in June to not deport some low-risk immigrants, President Barack Obama immediately hailed the move as 'the right thing to do' for people brought here illegally as children.

Up to 1.76 million illegal immigrants could be eligible for a two-year reprieve from deportation under an Obama administration program that begins accepting applications Wednesday. Read more»

The House passed the DREAM Act on Wednesday night, a measure that would grant conditional residency to those brought to the U.S. before the age of 15 if they complete two years of college or military service. Read more» 1