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Stories with person: Nydia Velazquez
  • Q&A: The Obama administration's recent immigration raids 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:35 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration arrested more than 120 immigrants during two days of raids targeting Central American families who came to the country illegally since 2014. The arrests of immigrants who had been ordered out of the country prompted protests from immigration advocates and lawmakers who have said the enforcement harms families and is a dangerous precedent.

  • White House defends holiday-season deportation raids 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 4:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - Facing rising outrage among its allies, the White House on Friday defended its deportation policies and suggested it had no plans to shift course after a series of holiday-season raids seeking Central American immigrants angered activists and Democratic lawmakers.