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Gingrich, Romney Offer Stark Immigration Choice Published: Dec 8, 2011 "For GOP candidates, there's always a tension when they have to talk about immigration. They want to win primaries — where many Republican voters are anti-immigration — and they want to be able to appeal to Hispanics in a general election, and that calls for the opposite approach. Gingrich and Romney come at this problem in different ways. At the latest
Congress' small step toward immigration reform Published: Dec 7, 2011 "The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is not a broad, far-reaching bill. It's nothing like the comprehensive overhaul Congress has been debating for years. It doesn't add more slots for would-be immigrants. It makes only a small, surgical tuck in the nation's complex immigration code, phasing out quotas on the number of legal permanent residents who
Woman immigrant in same-sex marriage won't be deported Published: Dec 7, 2011 "A New York woman releases a deep sigh of relief as she reflects on a court ruling that her spouse will not be torn from her by the looming threat of deportation. "Now we can make plans, and we have all the time in the world," Cristina Ojeda, 26, tells CNN. Monday, she received a letter confirming the ruling by Immigration Judge Terry Bain that will allow
Alabama's attorney general: Rewrite the immigration law Published: Dec 7, 2011 "In a letter to the state’s legislative leaders, Attorney General Luther Strange said that repealing certain sections of the law would make it “easier to defend in court” and “remove burdens on law-abiding citizens,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by the wire service. Strange suggested that the state should repeal two parts of the law that have
Immigration plan isn't hurting Gingrich bid Published: Dec 7, 2011 "Newt Gingrich’s immigration proposal, which would give special consideration to illegal immigrants who have lived here for many years and have deep ties to their communities, has the potential to affect millions of illegal people, according to a new study. But the plan, which some political observers thought would alienate conservative voters, hasn’t hurt
Deportation Proceedings Target Mainly Non-Criminals, Study Shows Published: Dec 6, 2011 "Less than 14 percent of deportation proceedings started in the summer months involved people who had criminal charges, according to a new report. That marks a stark contradiction to the assertions of the Obama administration about how it has shifted the focus of enforcement and deportation to target the most dangerous immigrants – namely those who have
Poll: Immigration not a priority for Iowa voters Published: Dec 6, 2011 "Despite the hype surrounding the immigration issue this fall, a new survey out of Iowa this morning is good news for Newt Gingrich: immigration is not high on Iowa voters’ list of issue priorities. The survey, conducted by Selzer & Co. for a group of Iowa Republicans, found that despite strong opposition among Iowa voters to illegal immigration, less
DWI arrest may lead to deporting Barnaby Published: Dec 6, 2011 "Former Buffalo Sabres forward Matthew T. Barnaby could be deported to his native Canada as a result of a drunken driving arrest early Monday in Clarence. Meanwhile, he's already lost his job as a hockey analyst for ESPN. He caught a break earlier this year and avoided the possibility of deportation in a domestic violence case that also involved alcohol