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House soundly rejects last-ditch effort to pass immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON - A last-ditch effort to get an immigration reform bill through the House was soundly defeated Wednesday, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to reject the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act on a 301-121 vote.

Slim hopes for immigration bill, despite E-Verify, farmworker visas

WASHINGTON - House leaders added employer checks and an expanded farmworker visa program in their latest attempt to get an immigration bill that can pass, but most lawmakers leaving a GOP caucus meeting the day before an expected vote appeared skeptical of its chances.

Victims’ families take plea to White House for stringent border laws

WASHINGTON - The separation of families at the border has sparked a firestorm of criticism, but the "Angel Families," who have lost a family member to crime committed by an immigrant, were at the White House to tell the president that separation is a small price to pay for border security.

Native American lawmakers combat Trump stance on immigration

Indigenous people are among the thousands of immigrants being detained the border, according to the Arizona Legislature’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus. Arizona leaders from the Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’Odham and Navajo nations said the issue goes back generations and told the story of a Guatemalan girl separated from her mother | Cronkite News

Trump ends family separations, stands firm on ‘zero tolerance’ policy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of families at the border.