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Immigration

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  • Birthright citizenship: Error or example of American exceptionalism?

    Birthright citizenship: Error or example of American exceptionalism?
    Until this week, the letters responding to our editorial series exploring the meaning of U.S. citizenship in the 21st century have nearly all been so thoughtful and civil for a topic that stirs great emotion. We've heard from immigrants on their own...
  • Sacramento-area rampage suspects charged with murder, attempted murder

    Sacramento-area rampage suspects charged with murder, attempted murder
    A man accused of killing two sheriff’s deputies and wounding another also stole a deputy’s squad car and shotgun during a crime spree in Northern California, according to a complaint filed by Sacramento County prosecutors Tuesday. In the 14-...
  • Mentally disabled to get legal help in immigration cases

    Mentally disabled to get legal help in immigration cases
    This is a court ruling that's sure to inflame the anti-immigration crowd. A U.S. District Court judge this week ordered the federal government to begin mental-disability screening for those detained in three states on suspicion of being in the country...
  • Birthright citizenship: a reward for breaking immigration law

    To the editor: The Times fails to point out the fundamental reason for the 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship provision, which was to allow the children of slaves born in America to become citizens. It has nothing to do with illegal immigrants. ("The...
  • Executive order good for the country: My Word

     Executive order good for the country: My Word
    I watch with great dismay the firestorm that is the GOP's disingenuous reaction to President Obama's executive actions on immigration — its contention that he should never have acted unilaterally. In fact, the Senate passed a solid comprehensive...
  • For Republicans, election victory won't end struggles

    In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock. But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election. A GOP Congress...
  • Obama, McConnell speak of cooperation, but conflict is apparent

    Obama, McConnell speak of cooperation, but conflict is apparent
    President Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell talked of cooperation Wednesday in the aftermath of the huge GOP election victory, but the two sides prepared for renewed conflict on issues that have dominated the campaign and national...
  • What Obama should consider as he contemplates immigration directives

    So, back to that immigration mess. President Obama, frustrated with the quagmire that is Congress, on Wednesday reiterated his intent to address by the end of the year the nation’s failed immigration system through directives and executive...
  • Boehner says Obama will 'burn himself' if he acts on immigration

    An emboldened House Speaker John A. Boehner warned Thursday that President Obama will "burn himself" if he takes executive action on immigration reform over Republican objections. Yet Boehner declined to promise that Republicans will offer their own...
  • Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action

    Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action
    Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.  But what was designed...
  • The unlikely power couple that remade L.A. politics

    The unlikely power couple that remade L.A. politics
    In 1988, anyone who suggested that L.A.'s preeminent power couple of the next quarter-century would be Miguel Contreras and Maria Elena Durazo — he, a regional official of the hotel workers union; she, a dissident activist in that union's L.A. local...