A picture of Kate Steinle is set up at a Senate hearing last week. The 32-year-old was allegedly shot by an immigrant who had been deported to Mexico five times. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Pier 14 is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in San Francisco, jutting out next to the Bay Bridge that connects the city to Oakland and Berkeley(...)

Supporters of immigration reform cheer after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The most sweeping changes to US immigration laws in more than a quarter of a century, including 10,(...)

Senator Chuck Schumer,  one of the eight senators responsible for adding visa measures for Ireland, Canada and Poland into the proposed US immigration legislation, has defended them. “Each of these provisions makes individual sense on the merits,” his spokesman said. Photograph:  Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Special visa arrangements for Ireland and other countries included in proposed US immigra(...)