President Barack Obama: the House of Representatives has voted to overturn his orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation

The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to overturn President Obama’s orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants (...)

US president Barack Obama  had promised  to overhaul the immigration system by the end of the summer. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

President Barack Obama has parked the possibility of taking executive action on the issue of US immigration reform fearing the effect on the Congress(...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore:  said he did not want to overstate the prospect of US immigration reform happening. File Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said he is “reasonably optimistic” the US Congress would pass immigration reform helping (...)

Republican congressman Paul Ryan: due to meet Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to discuss immigration reform. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore arrives in Washington today for two days of meetings with US politicians in the Gov(...)

President Michael D Higgins has described Chicago with its many immigrants from all over the world as the ‘great melting pot city’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins said he was “much more optimistic” about a breakthrough in a reform of American immigration laws to help the estimated 50,(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will describe the US-Russian agreement reached at the UN this week aimed at ridding Syria of chemical weapons as a ’watershed in the international engagement on crisis’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will call for those responsible for the deadly gas attack in Syria last month to be brought before the International Criminal C(...)