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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»

Conservative activist Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist wants voters to know that Republicans are not the anti-immigrant party, and he thinks Texas can lead the conversation on immigration reform. Read more»

The president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it. Read more»

A November demonstration for immigration reform.

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it's still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Read more» 1

Ajo Station agents from the All-Terrain Unit patrolling discovered an abandoned Chevy Suburban near Why on Monday.

New reminders of environmental danger on the border, national and state politicians address immigration issues, law enforcement on both sides of the border deals with crime and gun violence issues Read more»

Smart v. Stupid: The Republican Party is re-branding. Will voters forget the old, white, boys club that it is today? The current party cannot survive in a multicultural America where a whites-only election strategy can no longer win national elections. Read more»

State Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the House Minority Whip, shown here in Charlotte, N.C. at the Democratic National Convention in September, said a new GOP immigration reform bill is a strategy to appeal to Latino voters and isn't a serious attempt at comprehensive immigration reform.

A new Republican plan dubbed the Achieve Act, offered by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, would offer certain illegal immigrants legal status without granting citizenship. But several Latino groups see the new plan as a ploy to gain Latino votes. Read more»

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is considered a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, if Mitt Romney loses the current presidential election. Read more»

We're at the very start of the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan road trip buddy movie. We'll laugh! We'll cry. Will it be better than "Cats"? Time will tell. Read more»

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Immigrants and the child tax credit are back in the news again. This time the claims being leveled are even more hyperbolic and misleading than before. Read more»

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Immigration advocates were surprised this week when the Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill that was not his promised DREAM Act-like proposal, but rather a bill that attacks “blameless” low-income American children. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's plan to introduce a bill to provide legal status—but not citizenship—for undocumented youth ran into an obstacle when Speaker Boehner announced that such a proposal would not pass his chamber. Read more» 3

The Republican primary is killing any GOP chance to win the presidency. Marco Rubio wants to stop the madness. Read more» 3

The Wednesday blackout protests by SOPA and PIPA protesters have been the latest pressure against lawmakers to stop the anti-web piracy bills – and it seems to be working. Sens. Marco Rubio and John Cornyn are changing course in the debate. Read more» 1

Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-KY), above on election night, believes the government should intervene when it comes to pregnant women—forcing them to continue their pregnancy, even in cases of incest or rape. In fact, by the latest count, the midterm elections brought 44 more antiabortion votes to the House and six more votes to Senate.

Now that the midterm elections are over and a sizable number of conservatives have won office based on promises to shrink the government, you might think that economic issues have trumped social-cultural issues in the public mind. Not so fast. Read more»

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