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U.S. to postpone deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases. The case review would only affect those undocumented immigrants already in line for deportation proceedings, and not the…

Exclusive: Rep. Nadler to propose immigration equality for bi-national same sex couples

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is fighting for the rights of bi-national gay and lesbian couples who could otherwise be torn apart by deportation proceedings. Nadler Communication Director Ilan Kayatsky told Raw Story Wednesday that the congressman was planning on re-introducing the Uniting American Families Act — legislation that aims to…

Exclusive: Same sex marriage prevents Argentinian woman’s deportation

A New York woman who immigrated from Argentina scored a court victory Tuesday with her wife in their efforts to halt deportation proceedings against her. Government lawyers have agreed not to deport Monica Alcota, a citizen of Argentina, while her wife, Cristina Ojeda, proceeds with a green card petition on…

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