“Once we get the border secured, and we can get the border secured, I would look forward to working on comprehensive immigration reform,” said Sen. John McCain during a recent interview on NBC’s "Today Show" (comprehensive immigration reform could provide a pathway for illegal aliens to obtain legalization and eventual citizenship).


Supporters of the DREAM Act, which would have given some young immigrants a path to citizenship, rally in downtown Los Angeles.  (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)


WASHINGTON — When Republican lawmakers take over the House and gain strength in the Senate after the new year, a decade-long drive to overhaul the immigration system and legalize some of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants seems all but certain to come to a halt.



The holiday season is the merriest and the busiest time for everybody.



Menchie Barcena (center) left her son Marco (left) in the Philippines when he was only three years old.




MANILA — A Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer was promoted to supervisor for returning $10,000 in cash to a Canada-bound passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently.

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