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Neb. Ranchers Support Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

Neb. Ranchers Support Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ranchers and immigrant-rights groups are in the rare position of working together to try to change Nebraska’s status as the only state that denies driver’s licenses to young people protected from deportation because they lacked immigration documents when they arrived in the United States as children.  The groups gave their support [...]
Grassroots Groups Object to Immigration Lawsuit  President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration received support last week from Texas and Florida grassroots advocates who oppose a federal lawsuit from states and contend that the moves are legal and will keep families united.  The lawsuit from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was heard on Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen [...]
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House GOP Immigration Vote Upsets Grassroots ActivistsWASHINGTON (AP) — Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S. The 236-191 vote came on a broad bill that would provide $39.7 billion to [...]
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Immigration Status Can’t Be Basis for Ill. State Police Stop  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared Monday that it is illegal for the state police to stop, arrest, search or detain a person only because of his or her immigration status, his office said in a statement announcing two executive orders.  The executive order from the outgoing governor about stopping people also mandates that an [...]
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Raids by Arizona Sheriff Blocked After Immigrants SueMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can no longer raid Phoenix-area workplaces under the guise of enforcing Arizona state laws that community advocates say were actually used to target and terrorize immigrants. Immigrant rights organizations in Arizona hailed the Jan. 5 temporary order from U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. They said the two identity theft [...]
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Calif. Driver’s Licenses Open New Doors for ImmigrantsSTANTON, Calif. (AP) — Mexican immigrant Jesus Moreno emerged smiling from a California Department of Motor Vehicles office on Friday with official permission to do something he’s been doing here for more than a decade: driving. The 30-year-old vending-machine installer, who has forked over hundreds of dollars in traffic tickets and car-impound fees as an [...]
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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Disbands Immigration SquadPHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office revealed late Wednesday that it was [...]
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Will Immigration Agents Use DMV Data for Enforcement?LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation.  The National Immigration Law Center sued the Department of Homeland Security demanding documents detailing how federal immigration agents access and use driver’s license data. The lawsuit comes [...]
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DREAMers in Ariz. Win Right to Driver’s Licenses  Thousands of young immigrants in Arizona can now receive driver’s licenses and state identification documents following a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that blocked a request from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, according to the Arizona Dream Act Coalition. The news set off a round of celebratory statements from immigrants and their supporters, [...]
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Cities Launch Effort to Increase Citizenship  Naturalization can increase an immigrant’s income by up to 11 percent, which can boost the economy through more tax dollars and spending, according to a 2014 report by The Center for Popular Democracy, the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the National Partnership for New Americans.  Applying for citizenship takes time [...]
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