US immigration reform - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US immigration reform

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Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump, claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:51 AM

It is unlikely to reach the floor of the Senate where Obama s Democrats remain in control through the end of the year

Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

40K Filipinos now eligible for Obama's deportation shield – study

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:22 AM

An additional 30 000 undocumented Filipino immigrants in the United States are seen to benefit under US President Barack Obama s new immigration plan data from the Pew Research Center reveals

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Nov 20, 2014 - 7:33 AM

UPDATED Officials have suggested his order may protect up to 5 million of America s estimated 11 million undocumented migrants from deportation

NEW AMERICANS. Immigrants prepare to become US citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Liberty State Park on September 19, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Obama digs in even as he vows to work with Republicans

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Instead of providing a direct mea culpa for the election losses Obama notes that Americans of all stripes have grown frustrated with Washington and as president they rightly hold me accountable to do more to make it work properly

US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a press conference in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

#Documented: Rappler Hangout with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Rappler will talk to Jose Antonio Vargas along with other leaders of the US immigration reform movement on July 3 at 8 am Manila time 8 pm July 2 in New York

No US legal status for new migrant children – official

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Three out of four minors who illegally cross the US border come from El Salvador Honduras and Guatemala

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Out of status: Living illegally in the US

May 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

My husband and I were both on tourist visas with no intention of returning to the Philippines in other words we were going to be TNTs

Obama heads for less friendly 'three amigos' summit

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The three nations massive trading partners are locked in several thorny disputes likely to surface in the talks and in a joint press conference later on

'TRES AMIGOS.' US President Barack Obama is set to meet with his counterparts, Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto and Canada's Stephen Harper, in a summit in Mexico. File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

2014 State of the Union: Key quotes

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Key quotes from US President Barack Obama s 2014 State of the Union address

TAKING NOTES. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama challenges US Congress on inequality

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED In his annual State of the Union address Obama vows to use his executive powers to lift up workers improve education and clean the environment if his foes in Congress balk at more sweeping action

'NOT STANDING STILL' US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

Opportunity for all

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In the coming months let’s see where else we can make progress together Let’s make this a year of action

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

US Republicans to mull immigration path this week

Jan 29, 2014 - 9:06 AM

The party s proposal would stop short of extending citizenship to adults illegally in the United States although Republicans would back a path to citizenship for those illegally brought to the country as children

REFORM IMMINENT? Immigrants wait for a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on January 17, 2014 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:05 PM

The procedural vote marked an important test for comprehensive immigration reform backed by US President Barack Obama

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:47 AM

The US Senate voted 84 15 to move to debate passage of what would be the most important immigration reform in nearly 30 years

IMMIGRATION REFORM. US President Barack Obama (C) delivers remarks during an event in support of the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill at the White House in Washington, DC, June 11, 2013. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Obama says time to break 'old stereotypes' with Mexico

May 03, 2013 - 11:47 PM

President Barack Obama tells Mexicans it was time to break with old stereotypes vowing an equal partnership and voicing optimism that US immigration reform will pass this year

BREAKING STEREOTYPES. US President Barack Obama tells Mexicans it was time to break with "old stereotypes". Photo by AFP

Obama: 'the time is now' for US immigration reform

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:48 AM

Obama laid out his principles on the divisive issue which would nudge 11 million illegal immigrants slowly towards citizenship within stronger US borders and allow prized foreign students to stay on after graduation to boost the US economy

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School on January 29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John Gurzinski/Getty Images/AFP