US President Barack Obama has called for immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Reforms have been stalled for years but nowa new push is being made.
US Republican Senator Marco Rubio has told his donors he is running for US president in 2016. His announcement comes a day after Hillary Clinton launched her bid for the Democratic nomination.
President Obama has welcomed Irish PM Kenny on his yearly St. Patrick's Day visit. This year, Kenny has shown his support for Obama on issues of trade and immigration.
The US House has passed a bill to fund Homeland Security, without targeting President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Hard-line Republicans seeking to block an immigration amnesty had threatened to hijack the bill.
With Marco Rubio’s announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination, the race for the White House is gaining pace. But contrary to the Democrats, the strongest contender is still waiting in the wings.