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Fla. Immigration Activists Call for Vote on ‘Tuition Equity’

Fla. Immigration Activists Call for Vote on ‘Tuition Equity’

  A floor vote and the democratic process need to take place in the Florida state Senate regarding a bill that would permit undocumented youth to qualify for in-state tuition fees, the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) said Friday. SB 1400 could help up to 175,000 students in Florida qualify for “Tuition Equity” or lower costs [...]
Immigration Activists to Obama: Time for Unilateral ActionWASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the [...]
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Immigrants in Ohio: Thoughts and Life on the Other BorderCLEVELAND, Ohio – Every Tuesday night in Painesville, Ohio, immigrants with a common denominator meet at a converted church: They are protagonists or collateral damage in the government’s deportation machine. The picture blows the water out of the argument that deportations are focused on criminals or recent border crossers without ties to the United States, that [...]
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Now Needed to Rent in Nebraska City: An Official License  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The small Nebraska city of Fremont started requiring licenses Thursday for anyone who wants to rent there as part of rules aimed at restricting illegal immigration.  Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott said two applications were submitted Thursday morning and both people received licenses after paying the $5 fee and filling [...]
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Wash. State Hunger Strikers Released From Solitary  Twenty people being held in an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., have been freed from solitary confinement and returned to the general population. The men had been moved into segregation on March 27, after they joined a hunger strike protesting both the conditions at the Northwest Detention Center and larger concerns they have [...]
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AP: California Law Helping to Slow Down DeportationsSAN DIEGO (AP) — Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January. The law was pushed by immigrant advocates and directs law enforcement agencies to more quickly release those without serious criminal records rather than hold [...]
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Immigrant Advocates Call on Obama to ‘Stop Deportations’Holding banners and standing with children, grassroots activists and immigrants in more than 50 cities called on President Barack Obama on Saturday to use his executive power to end deportations. Their message: Separating relatives, especially parents from kids, is causing deep pain and eroding trust. Advocates even showed up at the White House to press [...]
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Path to Permanent Residency for Youth? Join the MilitaryWASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military. Rep. Jeff Denham said Friday he would press for a vote on his legislation, known as the ENLIST [...]
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Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Immigration: A ‘Moral’ IssueNOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on April 1 in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to people on the Mexican side as they sought to bring attention to the plight of immigrants. [...]
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Can President Obama Stop Deportations?Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, almost 2 million people have been deported – more than under any other president. That’s not just a steady drumbeat; it’s a full-on marching band. 1,100 people a day. 45 people an hour. One every 80 seconds. Each of those people leaves behind a life: a home, [...]
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