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More Americans willing to let undocumented immigrants stay: poll

Copyright ImageClick to View Immigrant rights protesters hold signs outside of Kluczynski Federal Building in downtown Chicago, last week. More Americans say there should be a way for illegal immigrants to remain in the US legally, if they meet certain requirements, according to a new poll by the Pew…  …

Republican-Democrat alliance unveils immigration reform deal

Eight US lawmakers crossed party lines to unveil a plan Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the shadows in the United States. “We recognize that our immigration system is broken,” the senators said in their bipartisan framework, a copy of…

House Republicans mock immigration detention as ‘holiday’

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday complained that immigrants were basically getting a posh “holiday” after the Obama administration issued new, more humane detention guidelines. At a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Holiday on ICE,” chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) charged that “[t]he administration’s new detention manual reads more…

Supreme Court to decide Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide whether Arizona’s tough law cracking down on illegal immigrants can take effect, a case arising from the fierce national debate on immigration policy ahead of next year’s presidential election. The high court agreed to review a ruling that put on hold the key…

Rep. Grijalva calls for Arpaio to resign over mishandled sex-crime cases

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) on Monday called for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign after the Associated Press reported that his office had inadequately investigated more than 400 sex-crime investigations during a three-year period. Current and former police officers familiar with the cases told the Associated Press that…

Lawmakers clash over criminal illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — US politicians Wednesday clashed over how many undocumented migrants who have may committed crimes are free in the United States pending deportation — a key figure for gauging the success of immigration policies. Republican House leaders in early November asked the Obama administration to hand over the names…

U.S. builds sea fence to stop Mexican immigrant wave

LOS ANGELES — The United States is building a barrier stretching 300 feet (90 meters) out into the Pacific to bar illegal immigrants from using a low-tide route to flood into southern California from Mexico. The $4.3 million project will replace a dilapidated border fence with an 18-foot (nearly six-meter)…

Appeals court blocks parts of Alabama immigration law

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court Friday temporarily blocked Alabama from enforcing part of its tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants but allowed some disputed portions to remain in effect. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, granted the Obama administration…

California governor signs controversial “Dream Act”

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a controversial bill dubbed the “Dream Act” that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public funds for college education. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking,” Brown said in a statement issued by his…

Everyday birtherism

From the heartland, a tale that perfectly illustrates the workaday dumbass resentments that Republicans rely on to get votes. Kansas state legislator Connie O’Brien, Republican of course, was in a hearing on the subject of in-state tuition being granted to illegal immigrants who had Kansas state residency requirements. She decided…

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