16 Countries, Including Mexico, Files Briefs Against New Alabama Immigration Law
In an effort to ensure their citizens are treated fairly in Alabama, 16 nations, including Mexico, filed briefs against the state's controversial new immigration law that has already drawn fire from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Date: 4 August 2011

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Prince William Co. Sues Feds For Access To Immigration Data, Second Such Lawsuit in a Year

Prince William Country is filing a second lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security seeking access to criminal immigration data.
Date: 4 August 2011

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Illinois DREAM Act Becomes Law Amid Immigration Reform Debate

The Illinois DREAM Act, recently signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn, gives undocumented immigrant students access to privately funded college tuition assistance. Illinois, a state with one of the highest populations of illegal aliens, is the latest to pass such a measure.
Date: 4 August 2011

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Immigration Law Could Reduce School Enrollments

The fallout from Georgia's new immigration will likely show itself in classrooms as the new school year starts. One indication of what to expect came recently in Gainesville at Migrant Camp, a federally funded program.
Date: 4 August 2011

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ICE Agents Confiscate 34,500 rounds from Downtown Pawn Shop

At least 34,500 rounds of assault-caliber ammunition were seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent as a part of an undercover ammunition smuggling investigation, resulting in a raid on a Downtown pawn shop.
Date: 4 August 2011

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On, Immigration A Step In the Right Direction

The United States' chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas asked during a May 23 meeting with academics, executives and lawyers at Stanford Law School what the government could do to help Silicon Valley. The response was unanimous: Fix the immigration system immediately.
Date: 3 August 2011

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DREAM Act Students Push For Deferred Deportation Action

The Obama administration is quietly halting some deportations of undocumented young people, after a memo in June that directed immigration officials to consider reprieve for students and would-be military members. Meanwhile, young people facing deportation are still forced to jump through hoops to stay in the United States.
Date: 3 August 2011

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Obama Sues To Block Alabama Immigration Law

The Obama administration on Monday sued to block enforcement of Alabama's new immigration law, widely considered to be the toughest measure in the United States to try to crack down on illegal immigrants.
Date: 3 August 2011

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Policy Shift Will Help More Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get Green Cards

The feds want to make green cards easier to get for foreigners who have dreams of starting businesses in American, officials said Tuesday.
Date: 3 August 2011

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Hispanic Family Terrorized By Immigration Agents

Seven members of a Hispanic family from Los Angeles became victims of a mistaken drug raid at a home in the city of Norco in Riverside County by nearly 40 Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security, Immigration agents.
Date: 2 August 2011

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Progress On Immigration, Education Key to Reviving Jobs, Tech Leaders Say

Education and immigration reform dominated Tuesday's meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on ways to boost the nation's struggling economy.
Date: 2 August 2011

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ICE Raids Targets University of Northern Virginia

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided the Annandale offices of the University of Northern Virginia on Thursday and notified the school it may lose its authorization to admit foreign students.
Date: 29 July 2011

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GOP's 2012 Latino Outreach Plan: A Wish, A Prayer, and A Gamble

New comments by the head of Republican Party demonstrate that when it comes to appealing to Latino voters, the GOP still just doesn't get it.
Date: 28 July 2011

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Legal Immigration Increases in Texas, U.S.

If current trends continue, the federal government will approve nearly 18,000 more applications for citizenship this year than it did in 2010, according to data recently posted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency is also likely to deny about 3,300 fewer.
Date: 28 July 2011

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'Fast And Furious' Weapons Scandal Fuels Immigration Debate

A scandal involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms entered its latest phase on Tuesday when officials from the bureau testified at a congressional hearing on a failed operation that landed around 2,000 guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Date: 27 July 2011

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Kansas Workers Seek to Bar Immigration Questions

Workers who filed a class-action lawsuit against a Kansas slaughterhouse for unpaid wages and overtime have asked a federal judge to bar Creekstone Farms Premium Beef from discovering their immigration status during the litigation.
Date: 27 July 2011

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested Near White House In DREAM Act Immigration Protest

The Illinois congressman was slapping in handcuffs Tuesday for peacefully protesting the Obama administration's deportation policies and his inability to push forward the DREAM Act.
Date: 27 July 2011

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Naturalized Citizen Accused in Sacramento of Masterminding Alleged Immigration Fraud

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner on Tuesday unveiled what he called a large-scale immigration fraud involving dozens of marriages arranged to illegally get foreign nationals permanent status in the United States.
Date: 27 July 2011

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Immigration Lawsuit Filed in Montgomery Circuit Court

A group of documented and undocumented immigrants have sued the state in Montgomery Country Circuit Court, charging that the new immigration law would subject them to harassment and racial profiling.
Date: 27 July 2011

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The President's Delicate Balancing Act on Immigration Reform

With the 2012 campaign season revving up, Obama's willingness to take time out from the furious negotiations occurring on Capitol Hill to speak before a capacity crowd of Hispanic leaders shows that he understands exactly how important the Hispanic vote will be.
Date: 26 July 2011

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School Officials: Alabama Law on Reporting Illegal Students is 'Impractical'

Some Alabama educators fear the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration could jeopardize millions of dollars in federal funding for public schools.
Date: 26 July 2011

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Immigration: Brown Signs Dream Act

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB130, the bill that allows undocumented immigrant students attending California state colleges or universities to apply for scholarships funded by private donors.
Date: 25 July 2011

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Obama Steps Up Campaign To Win Over Latino Voters

Obama is set to address the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the country on Monday.
Date: 25 July 2011

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Undocumented Immigrant Parents: American Children Need Immigration Reform Now

Opinion piece by Kezia Willingham, an Oregon resident.
Date: 25 July 2011

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Record Number of Criminals Deported, Many Based On Traffic Violations

Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or drunk driving helped the Obama administration set a record last year for then umber of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents now show.
Date: 22 July 2011

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In Maryland, An Immigration Babble Redux

The fierce battle to pass a law in Maryland that offers in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from the state's high schools immediately launched another fight-- one aimed at persuading voters to stop it from taking effect.
Date: 22 July 2011

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Groups Seek Injunction Against Alabama Immigration Law

A coalition of civic organizations on Thursday presented a legal motion for a court injunction to delay the implementation of Alabama's harsh anti-immigration law, set to take effect September 1.
Date: 21 July 2011

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Massachusetts Governor Patrick Backs Illegal Immigrants on Tuition

Gov. Deval Patrick, just weeks after defying federal immigration officials over their controversial Secure Communities program, unexpectedly appeared at a packed State House hearing yesterday to urge lawmakers to let illegal immigrants pay the reduced resident rate at state colleges and universities.
Date: 21 July 2011

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California's Sonoma County Sheriff Settles Immigration Lawsuit

A 2008 lawsuit that accused the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office of unlawful detentions of suspected undocumented immigrants has been settled after the office agreed to changes in immigration-related enforcement actions and detentions.
Date: 20 July 2011

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Arizona Launches Site to Net Cash For Border Fence

Arizona launched a website Wednesday to accept donations to pay for fencing along the Mexico border, and a supporter says the $3.8 million people donated to defend the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law could be just a taste of what to expect.
Date: 20 July 2011

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Indiana Attorney General Not Appealing Immigration Law Decision

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will not be appealing a decision by a federal judge to block two provisions of the state's new immigration law.
Date: 20 July 2011

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Chamber Leader Says State Immigration Law Jumble Harms Business
A Phoenix business leader warned Tuesday that businesses will continue to suffer from the jumbled approach to immigration issues by states, unless the federal government steps in.
Date: 19 July 2011

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Gov. Rick Snyder to Conference: Immigration Can Help Detroit, State

Proposed state laws viewed as anti-immigration are too divisive to be taken up with Michigan's economy struggling, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday.
Date: 19 July 2011

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Changes to US Immigration Deportation Guidelines

The federal program Secure Communities ended up leaving many individuals and communities feeling far from secure, but new changes are expected to bring fairness and balance.
Date: 19 July 2011

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Georgia Panel Empowered for Immigration Crackdown

Georgia mayors, county commissioners and even business-license clerks may face $5,000 fines from a panel of state-sanctioned volunteers empowered to investigate complaints about compliance with a new immigration law.
Date: 19 July 2011

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Why Is Cost Of Illegal Immigration Ignored In Debt Ceiling Debate?

Opinion piece by Bob Dane, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Kristen Williamson, Communications Assistant for FAIR.
Date: 18 July 2011

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Kilmartin Stands By Secure Communities Program

Secure Communities program will continue to run in Rhode Island despite Boston mayor Menino's recent withdrawal of support.
Date: 15 July 2011

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Births Outpace Immigration as Mexican-American Population Grows

A Pew Hispanic Center study released Thursday shows that for the first time since the 1970's, Mexican immigration has sharply declined, and births have become the main driver of growth among Mexican-Americans.
Date: 14 July 2011

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Our Immigration Lock-Up System

Bill H.R. 1932 could strip immigrants of any opportunity to challenge their detention in front of a judge and does nothing to address the serious issues of delay and lack of resources that plague the immigration court system.
Date: 14 July 2011

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Farmers Ask UGA Professor to Study Immigration Losses

A University of Georgia professor will help Georgia fruit and vegetable growers determine how much money they are rural communities have lost due to new state laws that target illegal immigrants.
Date: 14 July 2011

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UC Berkeley Student Senator Released After Arrest at Immigration Rally

A US Berkeley student senator and six other illegal immigrant students arrested at San Bernardino rally Tuesday were released from custody early Wednesday without triggering a hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Date: 13 July 2011

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New Deportation Case Tests Obama Administration on Gay Marriage

The Obama administration's policies on immigration and gay marriage are being tested in another case of a gay man fighting deportation by citing his marriage to a U.S. citizen.
Date: 13 July 2011

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As Immigration Audits Increase, Some Employers Pay a High Price

While the administration of G.W. Bush focused on headline-making raids that resulted in arrests of immigrant workers, the Obama administration has gone after employers with ICE's I-9 audits on the theory that employers who hire unauthorized workers create the demand that drives most illegal immigration.
Date: 13 July 2011

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U.S. Deports Guatemalan Massacre Suspect

The United States deported a former Guatemalan soldier accused of active involvement in a 1982 massacre of more than 160 people in a village in his home country.
Date: 13 July 2011

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Police Raise Legitimate Concerns on Sharing Immigration Data

Some cities and states risk more by cooperating with the federal Secure Communities program than they gain. The US Department of Homeland Security needs to craft a better program if it hopes to recruit and retain local law enforcement in its efforts to control illegal immigration.
Date: 13 July 2011

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New Reality Emerging on Illegal Immigration

With a history of varied immigration patterns, the U.S. may be experiencing an unpredicted end in the surge of migration.
Date 12 July 2011

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Factbox: State Crackdowns on Illegal Immigration

Facts on some recent state measures on immigration, and their current status.
Date: 12 July 2011

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Alabama Anti-Immigration Law the Bane of Farmers' Agricultural Existence

Civil rights attorneys and activists have sued to block an Alabama law that they claim would usurp federal immigration rules and position commercial farmers to replace migrant workers with employer-sponsored guest workers who would be regulated to a kind of indentured servitude.
Date: 12 July 2011

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Outrage of Baseball Players at 2011 MLB All-Star Game Over Immigration Law Seems to Have Diminished

The issue of Immigration burned throughout baseball last summer, and still rages in the country. But at this All-Star Game, in this controversial state, the sport has decided to turn to sunnier matters.
Date: 12 July 2011

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Immigration Down, Violence and Business Up at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Things are not what they used to be along the U.S.-Mexico border, which has been characterized for generations as a place where illegal Mexicans sneak one to American soil in ever growing numbers to take advantage of economic opportunities. These days, Immigration from Mexico has dropped off dramatically in the wake of The Great Recession, while business is booming on the other side of the border.
Date: 12 July 2011

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Tuscaloosa Hispanic Population Decreasing Due to Immigration Law

The Tuscaloosa News reports that Hispanics are leaving due to the State Legislature's passing of a law that bans hiring individuals who are in the he country illegally.
Date: 11 July 2011

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Arizona Illegal Immigration Law Sponsor Faces Recall

The chief sponsor of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB1070 will likely face a recall election, according to news reports.
Date: 11 July 2011

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Alabama Immigration Law Challenged By Civil Rights Groups

Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on undocumented immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation.
Date: 8 July 2011

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Immigration and Education: The Battle Over Funding

One of the most pressing immigration controversies deals with the issue of an undocumented immigrant's access to higher education. Legislators want to ensure that the funds they have available are being used properly, and have begun to propose laws that would prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving in-state tuition to state colleges and universities.
Date: 10 July 2011

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Menino Threatens to Quit Plan Targeting Crime By Immigrants

In an abrupt turnaround, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has said he will withdraw Boston police from the federal Secure Communities program unless US federal immigration officials limit their deportation efforts to only those immigrants who have committed serious crimes.

Date: 10 July 2011
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Civil Liberties Groups Could Announce Immigration Suit Today

Civil liberties groups which have already said they would sue to block Alabama's new illegal law scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference today in Montgomery to discuss the new law.
Date: 8 July 2011

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Coming Out As An 'Undocumented' Immigrant: Jose Antonio Vargas

Date: 7 July 2011
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Feds Probe Immigration Jail Complaints

Federal agents are investigating allegations of mistreatment inside a North Carolina immigration detention center where officials said dozens of detainees have filed complaints alleging abuse.
Date: 7 July 2011

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Georgia's Immigration Law Hurts Farms and the State Economy

Georgia's draconian immigration law took effect Friday and it is now a felony in the state to present false documents when applying for a job. Parts of the law were blocked by a U.S. district judge last week-- but not all.
Date: 7 July 2011

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It's Time For Immigration Reform

Opinion piece by Douglas S. Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
Date: 7 July 2011

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Lawmakers Want Immigration Museum in D.C.

Several members of Congress are calling for a presidential commission to study the formation of a National Museum of the American People in Washington to tell the history of immigration and migration that formed the nation.
Date: 7 July 2011

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Secure Communities Immigration Program A Gateway For Other FBI Data-Sharing

Documents released on Wednesday reveal more details about how the government planned to roll out its Secure Communities immigration-enforcement plan and confirm that the FBI plans to implement additional security programs in the next five years-- whether or now states consent to participate.
Date: 6 July 2011

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More Than 200 March For DREAM Act

While many San Anotinians were celebrating independence Monday, more than 200 others braved almost 100-degree heat to show their opposition to state-led anti-immigrant legislation and deferral deportation policies that have torn families apart.
Date: 5 July 2011

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Atlanta Immigration Bill Clarifies a Once-Muddy Debate

Opinion piece by Jay Bookman for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Date: 5 July 2011

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Thousands Rally Against Georgia Immigration Law

Thousands of marchers stormed the Georgia Capitol on Saturday to protest the state's new immigration law, which they say created an unwelcome environment for people of color and those in search of a better life.
Date: 2 July 2011

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How Did Opening Boarders to Mass Immigration Become a 'Left-Wing' Idea?

Opinion piece by Ed West, a journalist and social commentator who specializes politics, religion, and low culture.
Date: 1 July 2011

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Perry and Latinos Coexists Uneasily in Politics

Latino lawmakers in both red and blue states say Perry's push to prevent so-called "sanctuary cities" in Texas resembles measures proposed in several states that are modeled on Arizona's anti-immigration law that is now tangled in federal court.
Date: 1 July 2011

Read More from The Texas Tribune

Immigration is Key to U.S. Competitiveness

Opinion piece by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based think take dedicated to the study of international migration.
Date: 1 July 2011

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President Obama Says E-Verify is an Effective Tool, But Needs to be Perfected

President Obama reiterated his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform Wednesday, but said the overall initiative must go beyond E-Verify-- an effective, though imperfect, tool that needs improvement.
Date: 30 June 2011

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Hundreds of Students Press Obama on DREAM Act

About 200 undocumented students from all over the country on Tuesday arrived in Washington DC and demanded that President Obama halt deportations and push for the approval of the DREAM Act to legalize their immigration status.
Date: 30 June 2011

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Business Lobby Helps Scuttle Immigration Curbs in Texas

Powerful business interests helped to scuttle proposed immigration restrictions in Texas on Wednesday, further evidence that Republicans in some states are facing resistance among their own supporters to an immigration clampdown.
Date: 29 June 2011

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NYC Teachers From Caribbean Seek Immigration Help

New York City teachers recruited from Jamaica, Trinidad and other Caribbean countries a decade ago said Wednesday that the city needs to do more to help them and their families obtain permanent U.S. residency.
Date: 29 June 2011

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Georgia, Other States Tackle Immigration Piecemeal

Five states this year followed Arizona's lead by passing laws that expanded the powers of local police officers to enforce immigration laws. And although each of the states has tried different approaches, they are seeing the same results.
Date: 28 June 2011

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Law Enforcement Unsure About Funding In Enforcing New Immigration Law

The Alabama law signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9 gives police, sheriffs' deputies and state troopers new powers to arrest individuals offers have "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country illegally. The question most law enforcement officials raise: Where's the funding?
Date: 28 June 2011

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South Carolina Governor Signs Illegal Immigration Police Checks Law

Gov. Nikki Haley signed changes into law on Monday that grant more power to check whether people are illegal immigrants, a move expected to face legal challenges after similar measures met with lawsuits in other states.
Date: 27 June 2011

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Governor Haley To Sign Illegal Immigration Bill Monday

South Carolina lawmakers have given their final approval to a tougher illegal immigration bill and sent it to Gov.> Haley's desk, but critics say it would cost millions and are urging her to veto it, saying they'll sure the state if it becomes law. Gov. Haley is expected to sign the measure on Monday afternoon.
Date: 27 June 2011

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Report: Feds Downplayed ICE Case Dismissals
Homeland Security officials misled the public and Congress last year in an effort to downplay a wave of immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show.
Date: 27 June 2011

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Immigration Reform Act Stirs More Hate, Hysteria

The anti-immigration crowd is all aflutter about the new renewed national attention being paid to comprehensive immigration reform.
Date: 26 June 2011

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Georgia Immigration: Many Await the Judge's Decision

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash is weighing if he should put on hold Georgia's stringent new immigration enforcement law, pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the measure's constitutionality.
Date: 25 June 2011
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Undocumented Youths Speak Up
The high-stakes movement of youth illegal immigrants declaring that they're "undocumented and unafraid" got a boost this week when a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist revealed he's been living in the country illegally.
Date: 24 June 2011

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State House to Vote on Immigration Reform Bill

In Michigan, a pair of bills which will require public employers and contractors and subcontractors of public employers to register with and use the E-Verify system to ferret out undocumented workers are on their way to action on the House floor.
Date: 24 June 2011

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Will Journalist Face Deportation? Signs Point to 'No'

Now that a high-profile journalist has admitted to being an illegal immigrant, can he expect a visit from the authorities? Based on recent immigration policy directives, the answer likely is "no."
Date: 24 June 2011

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Senators Look to Put Immigration Back on the Front Burner

A group of Democrat Senators held a joint press conference on Wednesday to prod lawmakers into negotiating a bipartisan bill, and introduced their own bill to get immigration talks moving. The bill would increase enforcement measures coupled with providing a path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Date 23 June 2011

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Immigration: Changes to Secure Communities Are for the Better

John Morton, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, deserves credit for acknowledging that the program is in trouble and for providing a fix. Editorial Piece.
Date: 23 June 2011

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South Carolina Immigration Bill Awaits Governor's Signature; ACLU Says it Will Sue

As a strict immigration enforcement bill sits on the desk of South Caroline Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature, a coalition of civil rights groups says it will file a lawsuit over the measure if it becomes law.
Date: 22 June 2011

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Jose Antonio Vargas: I Am An Undocumented Immigrant (Video)

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant.
Date: 22 June 2011

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Georgia Puts Probationers to Work in Fields After Farmers Complain About Immigration Crackdown

The decision to replace illegal workers with probationers is being implemented by some farmers in Georgia. So far the experiment has yielded mixed results.
Date: 22 June 2011

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South Carolina Lawmakers Pass Illegal-Immigration Bill

A bill that required police in South Carolina to check suspects' immigration status and mandates that all businesses check their hired through a federal online system received final legislative approval Tuesday.
Date: 21 June 2011

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Feds Nab 2,400 in Illegal Immigrant Sting

Federal officials announced Tuesday the arrests of more that 2,400 illegal immigrants in a seven-day crackdown targeting those who are convicted criminals.
Date: 21 June 2011

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Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Opinion piece by Sarnata Reynolds, Advocacy and Policy Director for Refugee and Migrants' Rights.
Date: 20 June 2011

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Federal Judge Criticizes State's New Immigration Law

The controversial Indiana immigration law that faced widespread criticism during the legislative session took another beating in federal court Monday.
Date: 21 June 2011

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Georgia Immigration Law Could Impact Transportation

As the Georgia Immigration Law is being reviewed by a judge, issues of unintended consequences of the new immigration bill may have a potential impact on all private and public transportation.
Date: 21 June 2011

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New Guidelines on Deportation Cases Could Apply to Gay Couples

Immigration officials may be able to consider the circumstances of married binational same-sex couples when making decisions about deportation, although an immigration group in repose has asked to further clarification of new federal guidelines.
Date: 20 June 2011

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Georgia Immigration Law: Judge to Hear Arguments on Lawsuit From Civil Liberties Groups

A federal judge in Atlanta will hear arguments on an attempt by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's new law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect.
Date: 20 June 2011

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ICE announced Changes to Immigration Enforcement

Policy Directs ICE officers to use 'appropriate discretion' to make sure victims and witnesses to crimes are not put into deportation proceedings.
Date: 18 June 2011

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Georgia Immigration Law Could Affect School Enrollment

Metro Atlanta school officials plan to closely monitor their enrollment figures over the summer now that Georgia's tough new immigration enforcement law is about to take effect.
Date: 18 June 2011

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Agricultural Coalition Opposes E-Verify

The Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform announced on a conference call Thursday they do not support the "Legal Workforce Act," which would mandate E-Verify at the national level.
Date: 17 June 2011

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Federal Judge Set to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Challenging Indiana's New Immigration Law

Civil rights groups claim a new Indiana law se to take effect July 1 gives police sweeping arrest powers against immigrants who haven't committed any crime. The State attorney general's office argues such fears are exaggerated and cased on misunderstanding of the law.
Date: 17 June 2011

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Southern Baptists back 'Path to Legal Status' For Undocumented Immigrants

The nation's largest Protestant domination, the Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution backing a path to legal status for illegal immigrants at its annual meeting in Phoenix.
Date: 17 June 2011

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ICE Director Signals Shift in Deportation Policy

The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that he wanted to give field attorneys more latitude to decided which immigrants to target for deportation.
Date: 16 June 2011

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Immigration Bill to Track Education Spending

Alabama lawmakers who pushed for the state's new immigration law claimed one reason they did so because they believe illegal immigrants are a financial drain on schools and government services.
Date: 16 June 2011

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New ICE Audits Target 1,000 Firms

The Obama Administration initiated a new round of immigration investigations on Wednesday, targeting 1,000 companies across the country, with a focus on businesses critical to national security and other government functions.
Date: 16 June 2011

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Critics Raise Doubts Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill
Critics Wednesday said that a "sanctuary cities" bill barreling towards legislative approval in Austin will spark fear and mistrust among Hispanics residents, but do little to address illegal immigration in Texas.
Date: 15 June 2011

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Bloomberg: U.S. Immigration Policy is 'National Suicide'
In a major speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bloomberg will say the United States risks "national suicide" if it doesn't adopt a more welcoming immigration policy.
Date: 15 June 2011

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E-Verify Bill Stirs Battle Over Agriculture, Immigrants, and the Latino Vote in 2012

The introduction of the controversial E-Verify bill on Tuesday could, depending on who you ask, have lasting impact on everyone from migrant workers to the president of the United States.
Date: 15 June 2011

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Georgia Governor's Illegal Immigration Solution: Farms Should Hire Workers on Probation

Georgian Gov. Nathan Deal offered a provocative solution Tuesday for farmers who claim workers have been scared away by a crackdown on illegal immigration: Hire people on probation to toil in the fields instead.
Date: 14 June 2011

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Immigration Replaces Economy as Top Latino Issue

U.S. immigration policy has eclipsed the economy and jobs as the top issue for Hispanic voters, according to a national poll released Monday.
Date
: 13 June 2011
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Police Agencies Join Hispanic Leaders In Opposing 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill

The state's largest law enforcement agencies joined forces with Hispanic leaders Monday in opposing a so-called sanctuary cities bill that supports say is a needed tool against illegal immigration.
Date: 13 June 2011

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Immigration and Emigration: A Times Topic on the Immigration Issue

A comprehensive overview of the current Immigration debate.
Updated 7 June 2011

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Why Alabama's Immigration Bill is Bad for Citizens

The state is trying to embed immigration enforcement into everyday life, thereby making government even more omnipresent.
Opinion piece by Connor Friedersdorf, associate editor at The Atlantic.
Date: 13 June 2011
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Detroit Protesters Claim Immigration and Customs Agents are Increasing Harassment
About 40 people rallied in southwest Detroit on Saturday to protest what they say is a rise in radical profiling and harassment by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Date: 12 June 2011

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Local Officials Show Support for Immigration Legislation
The immigration issue is once again heating up in Texas now that legislation has emerged in the 82nd Legislature's special session that would prohibit so-called "sanctuary cities" and expand participation in a federal program targeting illegal immigrations. 
Date: 11 June 2011
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Alabama Illegal Immigration Law Tougher than Arizona's

Alabama schools will soon have to check if students are in the country legally and people stopped for any reason could be arrested on suspicion on immigration violations under a sweeping law being called the nation's most restrictive against illegal immigration.
Date: 10 June 2010
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Why Immigrants Are Good for Our Economy

High-skilled immigrants are more prevalent--and economically important-- than ever before. Opinion piece by Richard Florida, senior editor at The Atlantic and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute.
Date: 10 June 2011
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Feds Launch Crackdown on Immigration Scams

A federal Crackdown on individuals and groups practicing immigration law without authorization is welcomed by local immigration advocates.
Date 10 June 2011
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Why Immigration Is the Sleeper Issue for 2012
Opinion piece by Joshua Green, senior director of The Atlantic and weekly political columnist for the Boston Globe.
Date: 9 June 2011
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Opting Out of Secure Communities: Law, technology make it tough not to enforce controversial immigrant-focused program
Under a new federal program called Secure Communities, the fingerprints of anyone arrested are shared with immigrant officials in an effort to find criminals in the country illegally and deport them. Now some law enforcement agencies, counties and even three states want out of Secure Communities.
Date: 9 June 2011
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Report Documents Dramatic Shift in Immigrant Workforce's Skill Level
Highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones, marking a dramatic shift in the foreign-born workforce that could have profound political and economic implications in the national debate over immigration.
Date: 9 June 2011
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Hazelton Immigration Ordinance to Get New Review

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the Northeastern Pennsylvania city of Hazleton another chance to resurrect its 2006 ordinance cracking down on illegal immigrants.
Date 7 June 2011
Read More from: philly.com

2 Former State Workers Plead Guilty to Roles in List of Purported Illegal Immigrants in Utah

Two former state workers pleaded guilty Monday to their roles in the release of a list of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants that created panic among Utah’s Hispanic community last year.
Date: 7 June 2011
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Green Cards for Gay Couples?
Faced with losing the life they've built together in the dusty California desert town of Cathedral City, Doug Gentry and Alex Benshimol are making a last-ditch effort to stave off the looming threat of deportation.
Date: 6 June 2011
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Massachusetts Rejects Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program

Massachusetts will not sign onto the Department of Homeland Security's controversial fingerprint-sharing system, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick announced on Monday, becoming the third governor in recent weeks to reject it.
Date: 6 June 2011
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Immigration: What the U.S. Does Right
The way the U.S. handles immigration is better than in most of the rest of the world. But the U.S. could learn a thing or two from Canada.
Date: 6 June 2011
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Immigration Proposal's Opponents May Take Battle to Court
Opponents of a stringent immigration bill passed by the Alabama Legislature last week say they plan to bring it to court.
Date: 6 June 2011
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Its Hard to Dream From a Cell

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suspended his state’s participation in Secure Communities, a federal program designed to seek and deport illegal immigrants who are convicted criminals.
Date: 6 June 2011
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Sanctuary Cities Bill Filed For Texas Session
Not waiting for Gov. Rick Perry, a Texas House Republican is pressing for an immigration enforcement bill that has been one of the most controversial issues before the Legislature this year. Rep. Burt Solomons of Carrollton has filed a new version of the so-called sanctuary cities bill. It bans police agencies from adopting policies that prohibit officers from asking people they detain whether they are in the country legally.
Date: 2 June 2011
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More Oklahoma Counties Using Federal Immigration Fingerprint Program

In the past month, eleven Oklahoma counties have signed on to the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. In all, 48 Oklahoma jurisdictions send fingerprint data to be compared against immigration databases.
Date: 3 June 2011
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Alabama Legislature Approves Immigration Bill
The Alabama Legislature passed an Arizona-style law late Thursday night to crack down on illegal immigration, including a requirement that all businesses verify new employees are legal residents.
Date: 3 June 2011
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E-Verify Bill May Find New Life In Special Session

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last week upholding an Arizona law that punishes employers who hire illegal immigrants may give Texas lawmakers some newfound momentum to file immigration-related legislation with the hope that the governor adds the topic to the special session now underway.
Date: 2 June 2011

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ACLU To File Suit Against Georgia's Immigration Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and other rights groups are preparing to file a lawsuit challenging Georgia's immigration law, which seeks to go after undocumented immigrants
Date: 1 June 2011
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Immigration Bill Fires Up Opposition
A bill being called the Safe Students Act would require school principals in North Carolina to ask parents about their child's citizenship and immigration status when the child is enrolled for the first time.
Date:1 June 2011
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Immigration Proposal that Died In Texas Could Get a Second Life

When the regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on Monday, most key immigration legislation was left dead, including a proposal championed by Republican Governor Rick Perry that sought to crack down on cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants
Date: 31 May 2011

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Florida Immigration Bill's Failure Angers Tea-Party Backers

Republican politicians across Florida and the nation pounded the campaign pavement in 2010 with fiery rhetoric about the need to secure the country's borders and send illegal immigrants home. But when state lawmakers tried to pass legislation during their recent session, those campaign promises fell apart.
Date: 31 May 2011

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Bill Would Let Counties Opt Out of U.S. Immigration Enforcement Program
Assembly Democrats say the Secure Communities program, which sends fingerprints of local arrestees to the ICE, ensnares low-level offenders. Republicans say the action would undermine federal law.
Date: 31 May 2011

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House approves DREAM ACT
A hotly debated measure that offers a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children won approval Wednesday from the U.S. House.
Date: 9 December 2010
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15 Protesters arrested in front of Chicago Immigration Office
15 people were arrested Monday in an act of civil disobedience at the Chicago Offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
Date: 7 December 2010
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Supreme Court to Hear Arizona Immigration Debate
Controversial State law punishes businesses for knowingly hiring undocumented aliens.
Date: 7 December 2010
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Customs Pushed Envelope to Hit Goal
In order to meet their goal of the number of foreign nationals deported or removed from the United States, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement quietly directed immigration officers to bypass backlogged immigration courts and time consuming deportation hearings whenever possible.  Instead, officials told officers to encourage eligible foreign nationals to accept a quick pass to their countries without a negative mark on their immigration record, ICE employees said.
Date: 6 December 2010
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Governor Pardons Six Immigrants Facing Deportation Over Old Crimes
Governor David Patterson of New York announced pardons on Monday which included six immigrants facing deportations because of old criminal convictions including a financial administrator for the City University of New York.  The Governor said the pardons addressed "shortcomings in our federal immigration laws relating to deportation."
Date: 6 December 2010
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The Battle Over Immigration

The Washington Post's coverage of the immigration issue, from the politics of revising the nation's immigration laws to the impact of illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border and the Washington region.
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