Speaker of the House John Boehner  (Rep) conceded that it was unlikely he could pass new legislation on immigration. Photograph: Getty Images

The growing political momentum towards an overhaul of America’s immigration laws has stalled again as the Republican Speaker of the House conceded tha(...)

New American citizens pose for photographs after  a recent naturalisation ceremony in New York City. House Republicans met last week to discuss moves to give status to illegal migrants. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Democrats and Republicans are entrenched on most political issues in a deeply divided US Congress but one issue that is drawing them out of their foxh(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD: to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for new immigration legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore lands in Washington DC today to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for(...)

Pro-immigration reform Bill demonstrators from the Florida Immigrant Youth Network. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Passing the first major overhaul of US immigration laws in more than 25 years faces an uphill battle after conservative Republican opponents re(...)

The unprecedented population surge during the boom years created a need for more childcare places in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Nicola Lynch, a mother of three from Malahide, is very worried. Her second child, Hugo, is due to start school in September but has yet to secu(...)