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US to let some high-skilled immigrant spouses work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced Tuesday. The rule change, which is set […]

05/06/2014

Sample California driver's license.

Bill cleans up immigrant driver’s license program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are tweaking a program Gov. Jerry Brown approved last year to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally, after businesses and advocates raised concerns. The […]

05/01/2014

Workers carry the American flag during the annual May Day march downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Fire officials warn May Day protesters about heat illness

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles fire officials warned thousands of May Day protesters part in demonstrations and other activities in downtown Los Angeles today to stay hydrated amid hot temperatures in the 90s. Temperatures […]

05/01/2014

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May Day protests planned around Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of people will take to the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the annual “May Day” marches today and urge Congress to take action on legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration […]

05/01/2014

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (AP Photo)

Boehner tells lawmakers he was just ribbing them

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he was just teasing them when he lampooned their reluctance to act on immigration legislation, insisting that he blames President Barack Obama for inaction […]

04/29/2014

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo shows Abel Bautista and his wife Guadalupe posing with their four children at their home in Thornton, Colo. From left are, Kolby, 12, Wendy, 8, Guadalupe, 32, Able, 37, Kimbereli, 7, and Able, 10. (AP Photo /Ed Andrieski, File)

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — Late last year members of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition acknowledged that there was little hope Congress would pass much-anticipated legislation granting citizenship to people in the U.S. illegally. So the group […]

03/18/2014

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Catholics, evangelicals press GOP on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Catholic bishops, evangelical leaders and advocates pressured top House Republicans to vote this year on overhauling immigration in a series of private meetings on Wednesday. With legislation stalled in […]

03/12/2014

FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council […]

03/04/2014

Dec. 12, 2013: Immigration activists gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania coal town and a Dallas suburb lost a lengthy battle to enact anti-immigrant laws Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals. The high court has […]

03/03/2014

President Barack Obama winks as he is welcomed before speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says immigration, minimum wage top agenda

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort. […]

02/14/2014

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