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Scalia says he didn't attack Obama on immigration Published: Jul 30, 2012 "Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended his inclusion of President Obama's immigration policy in a recent opinion on a controversial Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants. "I did not say the president's statement was wrong," Scalia told C-SPAN in an interview to air this weekend. "I just said that what the attorney general had told us concerning
Border agents say DHS tells them to release illegals after violent crimes are committed Published: Jul 27, 2012 "Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents on Thursday to talk about the lax enforcement directives they are given by the Department of Homeland Security and how illegal immigrants cheating the system to get into United States even after multiple violent crimes have been committed. "The Administration claims it
Judge overrules immigration authorities, orders Va. Muslim be naturalized Published: Jul 26, 2012 "A nearly five-year legal saga will conclude Thursday for Falls Church resident Jamal Abusamhadaneh when he takes the oath of citizenship at a federal courthouse, after a federal judge ruled that immigration authorities wrongly drew sinister conclusions about aspects of his Muslim faith. Abusamhadaneh’s naturalization follows last month’s unusual ruling
Four Undocumented Arizonans Arrested for Coming Out at Arpaio’s Trial Published: Jul 26, 2012 "On Tuesday, four undocumented Arizona residents came out as ‘undocumented and unafraid’ in front of the Arizona court where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being tried in a discrimination lawsuit accusing him of racially profiling Latinos. Members of Puente Arizona, Leti, Natally, Miguel, and Chela, came out of the shadows to tell Sheriff Arpaio
Internal documents shows Obama deportation proposal could cost more than $585M Published: Jul 25, 2012 " The Obama administration’s new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Homeland
Feds Defend Deportation Rates as Backlog Swells Published: Jul 24, 2012 "A year after the Obama administration announced it would prioritize the government’s resources on criminals when selecting which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog in immigration courts has swelled to new highs for Texas and the nation as a whole. Immigration lawyers say the numbers show that the government is not following through on its directive
Poll shows immigration does matter, when it comes to voters Published: Jul 24, 2012 "While the poll found Romney only had 22 percent of the Latino vote, the Latino voters who favor Romney were actually more enthusiastic (67 percent were “very enthusiastic” about Romney) than the voters who favor Obama (58 percent were “very enthusiastic” about Obama). Yet among Latinos who knew Obama fought against SB1070 in the courts, 68 percent of
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to take stand at profiling trial Published: Jul 24, 2012 "An Arizona sheriff known nationally for his hardline stance on illegal immigration is expected to take the witness stand Tuesday and face allegations that his trademark immigration sweeps amounted to racial profiling against Hispanics. Lawyers who say that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office disproportionately singled out Latinos in the patrols