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Nov 12, 2011 Deportations Under New U.S. Policy Are Inconsistent

QUOTE: A new Obama administration policy to avoid deportations of illegal immigrants who are not criminals has been applied very unevenly across the country and has led to vast confusion both in immigrant communities and among agents charged with carrying it out.

New York Times
Aug 25, 2011 Meant to Ease Fears of Deportation Program, Federal Hearings Draw Anger

QUOTE: A task force set up by the Obama administration to ease political tensions over a deportation program has held the last of four public hearings, which instead served largely to galvanize vocal protests against the policy....

New York Times
Jun 21, 2011 Indian Company Under Scrutiny Over U.S. Visas

QUOTE: A giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India. Accusations that the company, Infosys Technologies, repeatedly violated the terms of business visitor visas...

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Apr 26, 2011 Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy

QUOTE: ICE officials in central Florida recently invited immigration lawyers to bring forward illegal immigrants facing deportation who did not have criminal records, offering provisional authorization for them to remain here and work legally.

New York Times
Apr 20, 2011 Latinos and Democrats Press Obama to Curb Deportations

QUOTE: “We are asking the president if he could provide some sort of relief to innocent people who are the most impacted by the inequities of the immigration system.”

New York Times
Mar 29, 2011 Confusion Over Policy on Married Gay Immigrants

QUOTE: While it is routine for American citizens in heterosexual couples to obtain green cards for their foreign spouses, the Defense of Marriage Act has barred such status for immigrants in same-sex marriages... President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced that the administration would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, although it would continue to enforce the law...

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Feb 08, 2011 Students in Legal Limbo After Immigration Fight

QUOTE: ...thousands of immigrant students who declared their illegal status during a nationwide campaign for a bill in Congress that would have put them on a path to legal residence.... leaves students like her who might have benefited from the bill — an estimated 1.2 million nationwide — in a legal twilight.

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Aug 06, 2010 Citizenship From Birth Is Challenged on the Right

QUOTE: At a breakfast on Thursday in Washington, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, tried to tamp down a controversy that started when Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, questioned the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which grants the right to citizenship to anyone born in the United States.

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Jul 28, 2010 Arizona Ruling Acts as a Warning to Other States

QUOTE: The decision by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to throw the federal government’s weight against Arizona, on an issue that has aroused passions among state residents, has irritated many state governors, and nine states filed papers supporting Arizona in the court case.

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May 07, 2010 Immigration Status of Army Spouses Often Leads to Snags

QUOTE: Immigration lawyers and Department of Homeland Security officials say that many thousands of people in the military have spouses or close relatives who are illegal immigrants. Many of those service members have fought to gain legal status for their family members — only to hit a legal dead end created in 1996, when Congress last made major revisions to the immigration laws.

New York Times
Sep 05, 2009 Health Care Debate Revives Immigration Battle

QUOTE: During the summer recess, members of Congress faced persistent questions from constituents worried that health care changes could leave taxpayers footing medical bills for illegal immigrants.

New York Times
Jul 10, 2009 Immigration Judges Found Under Strain

QUOTE: Surging caseloads and a chronic lack of resources to handle them are taking a toll on judges in the nation’s immigration courts...

New York Times
Jul 08, 2009 Government to Require Verification of Workers

QUOTE: At the same time, Homeland Security officials said they would drop another Bush administration proposal that would have forced employers to fire any workers whose Social Security information did not match the records of the Social Security Administration. That measure, called the no-match rule, had been challenged in federal court by immigrant advocates and businesses, who said the Social Security database contained errors that could have cost thousands of legal workers their jobs.

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Jun 17, 2009 Study Finds Immigration Courtrooms Backlogged

QUOTE: Nearly three years after the Justice Department found that the nation’s immigration courts were seriously overburdened... only a few hirings have taken place and the case backlog is at its highest point in a decade...

New York Times
Jul 11, 2008 An Interpreter Speaking Up for Migrants

QUOTE: Since then, Mr. Camayd-Freixas, a professor of Spanish at Florida International University, has taken the unusual step of breaking the code of confidentiality among legal interpreters about their work. In a 14-page essay he circulated among two dozen other interpreters who worked here, Professor Camayd-Freixas wrote that the immigrant defendants whose words he translated, most of them villagers from Guatemala, did not fully understand the criminal charges they were facing or the rights most of them had waived.

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Jul 06, 2008 Employers Fight Tough Measures on Immigration

QUOTE: Business groups have resisted measures that would revoke the licenses of employers of illegal immigrants. They are proposing alternatives that would revise federal rules for verifying the identity documents of new hires and would expand programs to bring legal immigrant laborers.

New York Times
Jul 04, 2008 2 Supervisors Are Arrested After Sweep at Meat Plant

QUOTE: Two supervisors at a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa where hundreds of illegal immigrants were rounded up in May were arrested Thursday on criminal immigration charges. Federal prosecutors said they had also issued an arrest warrant for a third man described by workers as a plant manager.

New York Times
Jun 07, 2008 Workers on Hunger Strike Say They Were Misled on Visas

QUOTE: The workers, who walked off jobs in Gulf Coast shipyards in early March, say they were victims of human trafficking when they were brought to the United States under a temporary guest worker program. The hunger strike is meant to pressure federal officials, and comes as Congress is debating an expansion of the guest worker program, known as H-2B for the type of temporary visa the workers receive.

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May 24, 2008 270 Illegal Immigrants Sent to Prison in Federal Push

QUOTE: The prosecutions, which ended Friday, signal a sharp escalation in the Bush administration’s crackdown on illegal workers, with prosecutors bringing tough federal criminal charges against most of the immigrants arrested in a May 12 raid.

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Apr 12, 2008 Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship

QUOTE: As applications for naturalization have surged, overburdened federal examiners, under pressure to make quick decisions and also weed out any security risks, prefer to err on the side of rejection, immigration lawyers and independent researchers said. In 2007, 89,683 applications for naturalization were denied, about 12 percent of those presented.

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