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Obama’s Immigration Plans to Remain on Hold, Court Says

Obama’s Immigration Plans to Remain on Hold, Court Says

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas judge who [...]
Last U.S. State Lifts Ban on Immigrant Driver’s LicensesLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation’s last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state’s new Republican governor continued to signal his opposition.  The federal Deferred Action for Childhood [...]
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Immigrants Remember May 19 – an Anniversary of Sorts  As the country’s attention shifts toward the 2016 elections, hundreds of immigrant families and reform advocates gathered in more than 30 U.S. cities on May 19 to focus on the date itself and a national policy that people still describe as “broken.” That date was when President Barack Obama’s executive actions to help undocumented [...]
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Controversial Immigration Program Ends in L.A. County  Los Angeles County ended its participation on May 12 in a controversial federal immigration program that for the past 10 years allowed sheriff deputies and jail staff to screen inmates to determine whether they could be deported by U.S. authorities.  The day also saw another agreement approved by the county that is raising questions [...]
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Immigrant Detention System Must End, U.S. Bishops SayWASHINGTON (AP) — Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government’s immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a sobering report that tens of thousands of immigrants are housed in prison-like conditions that [...]
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Immigration Policy is ‘Broken’ and Candidates Offer FixesWASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there’s a very real question to be answered: What to do about the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally? With Republicans in Congress unable to agree on an answer, [...]
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A Call to Help Migrant Families Is Raised in Dilley, Texas  Last summer’s arrival along the U.S.-Mexico border of migrants from Central America attracted international attention and highlighted the issues of humanitarianism, physical safety and stability for families. Since then, migrant parents and children have been detained at facilities in the United States, as their asylum cases proceed. Hundreds of people concerned about their treatment [...]
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Will Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Actions Have Any Cost?PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. But his latest entanglement in the courts is his toughest test yet after he acknowledged last week to a [...]
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Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was InvestigatedPHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday, acknowledging his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a racial profiling lawsuit against the sheriff. The federal hearing took the strange turn after Arpaio finished his testimony and Judge Murray [...]
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A Reflection on SB 1070, the Arizona Immigration LawApril 23, 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the enactment of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 – the controversial immigration law commonly known as SB 1070.  For many immigrants in Arizona and civil rights activists throughout the country, the law was viewed as a form of repression. Among its provisions, it required immigrants to carry identification [...]
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