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White House hits back at Republicans on immigration 'trust'

The White House Friday hit back at Republican claims that a long delayed overhaul of America's immigration system is stalled because President Barack Obama cannot be trusted to carry it out. Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday poured cold water on hopes that an immigration bill could finally pass this year, saying that his restive conservative caucus did not have confidence the president would implement any legislation.

White House hits back at Republicans on immigration 'trust'

The White House Friday hit back at Republican claims that a long delayed overhaul of America's immigration system is stalled because President Barack Obama cannot be trusted to carry it out. Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday poured cold water on hopes that an immigration bill could finally pass this year, saying that his restive conservative caucus did not have confidence the president would implement any legislation.

U.S. immigration bill 'in doubt' this year, Republican Ryan says

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans will be unlikely to compromise on immigration reform unless U.S. borders are first secured, and the possibility of a broad immigration bill reaching President Barack Obama's desk this year is "clearly in doubt," Representative Paul Ryan said on Sunday. "Security first, no amnesty, then we might be able to get somewhere," Ryan said on ABC's "This Week."

Senators cancel immigration meeting with lobbyists amid backlash

By Rachelle Younglai and Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Architects of the Senate's immigration bill on Monday canceled a meeting that had been planned with business groups and other supporters to try to rally momentum for the legislation, in a sign of how difficult it will be to enact the reforms.

Senior federal judge concerned over course of immigration reform

Chicago, Jul 10 (EFE).- The new federal chief judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Ruben Castillo, on Wednesday expressed his concern over the course of immigration reform. "As the son of a Mexican immigrant, it concerns me personally that many people are going to feel frustrated with the final law," he said in an interview with Efe. In his judgment, the immigration bill that eventually emerges from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is likely to be "very complicated, the product of many compromises."

Senate bill could slash illegal immigration by 50 percent: CBO

By David Lawder and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate-passed immigration bill would significantly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, but increased U.S.-Mexico border security costs would eat into projected budget savings, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday.

Senate casts key vote for landmark US immigration bill

The US Senate took a bipartisan vote to end debate on a sweeping but contentious immigration bill on Thursday, paving the way for its final passage in the upper chamber. Fourteen Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic side in voting to end debate on the most comprehensive immigration reform effort in a quarter century, with a final vote slated for 4:00 pm (2000 GMT).

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

The US Senate easily cleared a key immigration reform hurdle Monday, advancing a critical compromise Republican measure that would tighten security on the US border with Mexico. The procedural vote marked an important test for comprehensive immigration reform backed by President Barack Obama. He wants it enacted this year, though the landmark legislation faces an uncertain fate in the House of Representatives.

Immigration bill clears Senate test with votes to spare

WASHINGTON - Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $30 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally. The vote was 67-27, seven more than the 60 needed, with 15 Republicans agreeing to advance legislation at the top of President Barack Obama's second-term domestic agenda.

US Senate reaches breakthrough on immigration bill to tighten border, offer citizenship

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a military-style surge to secure the U.S.-Mexican border, a deal meant to help the passage of a sweeping U.S. immigration bill to give millions of immigrants a chance at citizenship after years in the shadows. A final vote on the legislation, which leads President Barack Obama's second-term domestic policy agenda, is expected by the end of next week.
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