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  • A campaign sign supporting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen in a demonstration area near Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSSJ8O
    November 21, 2016  

    As the parading of possible cabinet members by President-elect Donald Trump continues, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times speak with Judy Woodruff about what we know about Mr. Trump’s agenda, plus a new video laying out his priorities for his first 100 days. Continue reading

  • A Costa Rican immigration officer sticks a visa extension to last for 15 more days into a Cuban passport in Liberia, Costa Rica, November 26, 2015. Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil.   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate  - RTX1W0S6
    March 23, 2016   BY  

    A growing number of countries offer individuals passports in return for investment, and the wealthy have been taking advantage of such programs in increasing numbers. Continue reading

  • The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) held a news conference at the east front of the U.S. Capitol March 11, 2014 to "demand that Congress and President Obama stop the senseless family-separation crisis that is gripping the immigrant community." Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
    June 9, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the back of the line in their own wait for visas.

    In a 5-4 decision, the justices sided with the Obama administration in finding that immigration laws offer relief only to a tiny percentage of children who “age out” of the system when they turn 21. The majority — tens of thousands of children— no longer qualify for the immigration status granted to minors. Continue reading