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‘Deceitful’ Immigration Practices to End Because of Lawsuit

‘Deceitful’ Immigration Practices to End Because of Lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Los [...]
Obama’s Immigration Plans Now Expected in SeptemberWASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say. [...]
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Migrants Denied Fair Legal Access, Lawyers SayALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don’t have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children. [...]
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Texas Groups Decry National Guard Troops on Border  A civil liberties group and a community advocate told Texas state lawmakers Tuesday that better alternatives exist than sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as a response to the unaccompanied young people from Central America who have arrived in recent months.  In testimony before a Texas state House of Representative committee, the [...]
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A Gift for the Kids From HondurasThe children from Central America continue to find their way to our southern border. There are fewer of the young people than a few weeks ago. But then again, this is the hottest time of the year, the worst time to cross Mexico. The situation has politicians in a huff. The more mean-spirited among them [...]
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Obama Immigration Ideas Ready by Summer’s EndWASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. Those changes are expected to be unveiled by the end of summer, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday. There are limits under federal law, and anything the White House does may be challenged [...]
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All Immigrants in Colo. Get ‘Legitimacy’ – Driver’s LicensesDENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they hope will add a degree of legitimacy [...]
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House Skips Votes on Immigration Crisis, DeportationsWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down sufficient conservative support. The surprise move, coming on Congress’ final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, was an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his [...]
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Immigration ‘Holds’ Violate Constitution, Fla. Groups Say  Local police and sheriff deputies cannot hold people at the request of federal agents for investigation of civil immigration violations, a Florida coalition of civil rights, legal, labor and grassroots organizations said Monday.  Their argument: Such “detainers” of people by local authorities on behalf of federal officials violate the U.S. Constitution. “The detentions threaten [...]
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Work Permits for the Undocumented? It’s an OptionWASHINGTON (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 [...]
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