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-U.S. Alters Policy on Deporting Immigrants
Fri, Aug 19, 2011Immigration
In a surprise announcement, the Obama administration said it will review the deportation cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants and might allow many of them to stay in the U.S., a decision that angered immigration hard-liners and pleased Hispanic advocacy groups.

Tags: Federal Government, Illegal immigrants, Hispanic advocacy groups

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State lawmakers target automatic birthright citizenship
Tue, Jan 11, 2011AZ Legislature
Capitol TimesBy The Associated PressA group of Republican state lawmakers said Wednesday they hope to trigger a Supreme Court review of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment or force Congress to take action with legislation they’ve drafted targeting automatic citizenship granted to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.The lawmakers said the legislative proposals Read More

Tags: Illegal immigrants, Republicans, Arizona, Birthright citizenship

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Costs will rein in Arizona's immigration crackdown
Sun, Oct 31, 2010Immigration
Christian Science MonitorBy David R. Francis Arizona can arrest illegal immigrants now, but then what? Prison and deportation are both too expensive to sustain.Suppose the US Supreme Court largely upholds Arizona's tough immigration law and, as a result, Arizona police pick up an extra 5,000 or 10,000 unlawful immigrants next year. Read More

Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, Arizona, Illegal immigrants

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14th Amendment faces challenge from immigration hardliners
Sun, Sep 12, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Alia Beard Rau For years, Arizona lawmakers have targeted illegal immigrants. In their next session, legislators will focus on the children of illegal immigrants.Two prominent lawmakers want to change the way those children are granted citizenship.The pair plan to introduce legislation that targets the children, possibly by adding notation Read More

Tags: Children of illegal immigrants, Arizona Legislators, Russell Pearce

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Arizona Governor to Illegals with U.S. Children: Take Them Back Home With You
Mon, Jun 14, 2010Immigration
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Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Children of illegal immigrants

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Arizona immigration law: Can city boycotts work?
Fri, May 7, 2010Immigration
Christian Science MonitorBy Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer Los AngelesIt’s a long, laborious, and ultimately costly gesture, economists warn, but more US cities are joining the pile-on of boycotts designed to sock Arizona for its tough new immigration policy.The Arizona immigration law, requiring police to determine a person’s immigration status Read More

Tags: Illegal immigrants, U.S.cities, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)

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U.S. Shifts Strategy on Illicit Work by Immigrants
Thu, Jul 2, 2009Immigration
New York TimesBy Julia PrestonImmigration authorities had bad news this week for American Apparel, the T-shirt maker based in downtown Los Angeles: About 1,800 of its employees appeared to be illegal immigrants not authorized to work in the United States.The company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, himself an immigrant, has waged Read More

Tags: American Apparel, Obama administration, Illegal immigrants, Department of Homeland Security

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Dems ignore Obama cuts
Wed, Jun 24, 2009US Congress
The HillBy Walter AlarkonCongressional Democrats are largely ignoring President Obama’s $19.8 billion in budget cuts.The president proposed axing dozens of programs that he said were inefficient or ineffective, but members of the House Appropriations Committee are including the money for them.They are looking to cut elsewhere — and are targeting Read More

Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. 2010 Budget, Prisons for illegal immigrants

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U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails
Tue, May 19, 2009Immigration
Washington PostBy Spencer S. Hsu, Staff WriterThe Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails. In four years, the measure could result in a tenfold increase in illegal immigrants who have been Read More

Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Immigration, Illegal immigrants, Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

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U.S. citizens caught up in immigration sweeps
Thu, Apr 9, 2009Immigration
Los Angeles TimesBy Andrew Becker and Patrick J. McDonnell Reporting from Tacoma, Wash., and Los Angeles -- Rennison Vern Castillo thought his legal troubles were nearly over at the end of a jail stay for harassing his ex-girlfriend. But then a U.S. immigration hold order blocked his release."They think you're here illegally," a jailhouse Read More

Tags: Illegal immigrants, U.S. Citizens

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