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Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation. Obama met in the Oval Office with six religious leaders. Following the meeting, the president of the Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza, Luis Cortes, said the president told them that "he would not be doing anything to change the law as it currently exists."

Obama: No cambios unilaterales a ley de migración

WASHINGTON (AP) — El presidente Barack Obama dijo el martes a líderes religiosos que no tiene planes de realizar cambios unilaterales a las leyes de inmigración de Estados Unidos, según comentó Luis Cortés, presidente de la organización hispana Esperanza, basada en la fe. Cortés estuvo entre seis líderes religiosos que se reunieron con Obama en la Oficina Oval de la Casa Blanca. Según Cortés, el mandatario afirmó a los líderes que "no haría nada para cambiar la ley como existe actualmente".

Border Patrol sends more agents to South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — More than 100 Border Patrol agents from California and Arizona have been shifted to the southernmost tip of Texas, the country's busiest sector for illegal immigration, the agency announced Wednesday. While arrests of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally have fallen or stabilized on other parts of the border, they've soared in South Texas, driven in large part by immigrants from Central America.

EEUU: Activistas buscan detener deportaciones

DENVER, Colorado, EE.UU. (AP) — Activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes tienen un nuevo mensaje: detengan las deportaciones ya. Muchos inmigrantes esperaban que a estas alturas el Congreso ya hubiera aprobado una ley que diera estatus legal a 11 millones de personas que residen en Estados Unidos sin autorización legal y les diera la posibilidad de adquirir la ciudadanía pero el enfrentamiento entre partidos ha provocado el estancamiento de esa legislación.

Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation. An Oval Office meeting with three Latino lawmakers brought about a late-night announcement from the White House on Thursday: Obama is directing his homeland security chief, Jeh Johnson, to review America's deportation program, with an eye toward finding more humane ways to enforce the law without contravening it.

Obama busca que deportaciones sean más humanas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medida que se desvanecen las perspectivas de una verdadera reforma migratoria, el presidente Barack Obama comienza ceder a las exigencias de algunos de sus aliados más firmes y buscar alternativas para obrar sin el Congreso a fin de reducir el sufrimiento que causan las deportaciones.

Immigration detainees continue hunger strike

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant-rights attorney said Monday that detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state were being threatened with forced feeding if they continue their hunger strike. But federal officials say the step would have to be medically necessary and court-ordered. Attorney Sandy Restrepo said she spoke on Monday with three detainees who have been participating in the hunger strike, now in its fourth day. She said they told her they were pulled out for individual questioning and told they would be force-fed if they continued their strike.

Inmigrantes en 4to día de huelga de hambre

SEATTLE (AP) — Cientos de inmigrantes fueron amenazados con ser alimentados a la fuerza si mantienen una huelga de hambre iniciada hace cuatro días en el Centro de Detención del Noroeste en el estado de Washington, dijo el lunes una abogado defensora de los derechos de los inmigrantes. Sin embargo, autoridades federales dijeron que esta medida se aplicaría sólo si es médicamente necesaria y con una orden judicial.

Leaders backing immigrant tuition program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top two officials at the University of Memphis are backing a plan to allow people without legal U.S. residency to pay in-state tuition rates at the school. Interim President Brad Martin told The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1mYsM27 ) that many successful high school graduates lack access to higher education. Martin and Provost David Rudd are backing plans to bolster U of M enrollment and retention by abolishing out-of-state tuition, and by enabling successful students without legal U.S. ...

Universidad Memphis respalda matrícula inmigrante

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, EE.UU. (AP) — Los dos directivos de mayor jerarquía de la Universidad de Memphis expresaron su respaldo a un plan que permitiría a las personas sin residencia legal en Estados Unidos que paguen la matrícula de los residentes del estado de Tennessee. El rector interino Brad Martin dijo al diario The Commercial Appeal que muchos graduados de secundaria carecen de acceso a la educación superior.



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