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Work Permits for the Undocumented? It’s an Option

Work Permits for the Undocumented? It’s an Option

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale [...]
Calif. Law to Keep Immigrants Together  For legal immigrants in California, one day – in the eyes of federal law – can mean the difference between staying with loved ones and facing deportation.  Now, thanks to a law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, legal immigrants who have committed a minor crime will not face deportation and can stay with [...]
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What’s Driving Migrant Kids to Flee? Take a GuessSara is from San Pedro Sula, a large city in Honduras. She has wiry hair and a four year old who has figured out how to knot one of her bags to her small backpack. I met her in Brownsville, as she was waiting for a bus to take her to New Orleans. After visiting [...]
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‘These are Just Like…my Children’DALLAS (AP) — As unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border. The outreach offers stand in sharp contrast to other places around the country, [...]
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Migrants Arriving: Why Do People Come to America?ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Five years ago Gladys Chinoy’s mother left Guatemala for New York City, where she went to work in a restaurant and saved money for the day when she could bring her daughter north. In June, convinced U.S. authorities were allowing unaccompanied children to stay in the country once they made it [...]
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United Nations: Central American Migrants are RefugeesSAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with [...]
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Los Angeles Police to Stop Holding Immigrants for U.S.  The Los Angeles Police Department, one of the largest forces in the country, will no longer participate in a program in which an officer detains an immigrant for possible follow-up and deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Monday.  Los Angeles police will only hold an immigrant if [...]
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U.S. Court: Young Immigrants in Ariz. Can Receive LicensesPHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya is one of nearly 19,000 young immigrants in Arizona who has been allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration’s deferred action policy, but the benefits of the program in the state have been limited. As Montoya applies for teaching jobs, she considers herself competitively disadvantaged because Arizona [...]
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Groups Speak Up, Obama Delays Fast Return of MigrantsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster from the Southern border, following criticism that the administration’s planned changes were too harsh. Instead when Obama formally asks Congress for more than $2 billion in emergency spending Tuesday to deal [...]
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Straining Resources? A July 4th Clash Over MigrantsMURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have arrived across the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, they got dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies Friday. The crowd of 200 outside the station [...]
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