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Rubio, McCain huddle on immigration reform Published: Dec 11, 2012 "Rubio has already talked with McCain to iron out a strategy for next year, but the two lawmakers have yet to sit down together to carefully review policy details. McCain has been focused on the defense authorization bill and could shift his attention to the fiscal-cliff negotiations, as he often plays a central role in major policy debates. The two
Gay and Immigrant Rights Groups Join Forces on Marriage Issue Published: Dec 11, 2012 "In a letter on Monday to the White House, more than 50 gay rights and immigrant advocacy groups asked President Obama to put a hold on immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for foreign-born spouses of the same sex, until the Supreme Court issues a significant ruling on gay marriage next year. The gay and immigration
Poll: Majority back path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants Published: Dec 10, 2012 "A new national poll indicates a majority of American voters say they support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to the Politico/George Washington University Battleground survey released Monday, 62% of registered voters say they back an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn
New 'Gang of Eight' on immigration Published: Dec 10, 2012 "An octet of senators has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform, multiple sources told POLITICO. It’s a possible sign of progress on what’s expected to be a top legislative priority on Capitol Hill next year. Sources said the fledgling group’s members include: Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois,
Immigration board hears deportation appeal from former Nazi guard, 88, living in Pa. Published: Dec 10, 2012 "A former Nazi concentration camp guard who has lived quietly in western Pennsylvania for more than 50 years took his fight against deportation to the nation’s highest immigration court Thursday, arguing that he shouldn’t be punished because he served in Hitler’s army against his will. The Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church
Obama immigration case shows how loose the rules are Published: Dec 7, 2012 "All the attention surrounding the case of Onyango Obama raises inevitable questions about a system that threatens to deport a man who has lived here, relatively peacefully, for half a century, based on a single offense. Obama pleaded “sufficient facts” to the drunken-driving charge, meaning that if he follows certain court-ordered provisions
Los Angeles Sheriff Stands Against Federal Immigration Program Published: Dec 7, 2012 "In an about-face, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has joined the city's police chief and mayor in stating he will no longer hand over undocumented immigrants arrested for low-level crimes to federal officials. The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that Baca has reversed his position on participating in the federal Secure Communities Program. Los
Democrats block GOP from bringing up immigration bill in Senate Published: Dec 6, 2012 "Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from bringing up an immigration bill offering permanent residence visas for foreigners with advanced degrees that passed the House last week despite the opposition of most Democrats. Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas sought unanimous consent to consider the bill that provides some 55,000 green cards a