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A Taiwanese Immigrant Talks About ‘Leaving the Shadows’

A Taiwanese Immigrant Talks About ‘Leaving the Shadows’

My name is Annie Kao. I am undocumented. It took me many years to accept and finally become comfortable with my immigration status. I grew up in Taiwan and came to the United States with my grandmother and brother when I was 12 years old. I was told that I was going to study in [...]
Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Offers to Apologize in Profiling CasePHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for immigration crackdowns and a defiant political style has offered to publicly apologize and fork out money from his own pocket for his acknowledged violation of a court order in a racial-profiling case that barred his immigration patrols. The concession by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is intended to [...]
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Majority of Immigrants Work and Pay Taxes, Survey Finds  A majority of 800 immigrants likely to apply for administrative relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program are employed and pay taxes, according to a survey conducted by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). CHIRLA, an immigrant rights organization, surveyed the people late last year at [...]
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The Need for Water Unites Us AllThe Rio Grande Valley is bounded to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, to the south by the Rio Grande River and to the north and west by an enormous desert of thorny shrubs. It is along the eastern edge of America’s southwest border. There are two highways that cross this border region. About 80 miles [...]
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DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action ConditionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. “Sanity is prevailing,” said Rep. Peter [...]
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Five Things to Know if Parts of DHS Close FridayWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don’t solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: NOT SO DIRE There’s plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about the U.S. letting down its guard against security threats. In [...]
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Immigrants to Meet Obama at Wednesday Town Hall  So what will President Barack Obama do now that his immigration reform efforts have been put on hold by a federal judge in Texas?  What will he – or can he – say to the millions of immigrant families in the U.S. who contribute to cities and want relief from deportations, as well as [...]
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Immigration Reforms Need to Proceed, Obama Tells CourtsHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.  The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed with the court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. The federal [...]
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A New Focus for Immigration: Still Prepare for ReformNews of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision to temporarily stop President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms surfaced, at least on a large scale, late on Monday evening. By Tuesday, immigrant families and grassroots advocates were making sure their voices had entered, yet again, the national debate on efforts to reform a system that people acknowledge is [...]
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Obama to Challenge Immigration Ruling From JudgeHOUSTON (AP) — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision late Monday puts on hold Obama’s [...]
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