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LGBT groups demand to be included in immigration reform

As others continued to rally at the White House for immigration reform, members of gay and immigrant groups had their own message for President Barack Obama: Don't forget about us. It came as Obama said he will move forward on his own on immigration reform.... Read more»

Az lawmakers await details of Obama’s immigration plan

Arizona lawmakers were holding their fire after President Obama said he would unveil plans for executive action on immigration reform - but previous statements leave little doubt where they stand, with Democrats criticizing delays and the GOP chiding his "overreach." ... Read more»

Obama's immigration amnesia

President Barack Obama tried to rewrite history by claiming that his position had not changed regarding legal authority for executive orders on immigration that he is now considering.... Read more»2

Obama action on immigration could benefit Texas economy

With the midterm elections behind him, President Obama said he was ready to take executive action to prevent many undocumented immigrants from being deported, which analysts said could benefit Texas' agricultural, construction and service industries. ... Read more»

For families with mixed immigration status, health insurance is a puzzle

Figuring out insurance options under the law can be especially difficult for individuals whose family is of “mixed status.” That is, some have federal authorization to be in this country and others don’t.... Read more»

Az DREAMers reapplying for federal deferred-action program

In July 2012, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that grants two-year deportation relief and work permits to those brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents at a young age. Now thousands of Arizonans face reapplying. ... Read more»

Deferred action: Two years on, state responses vary

Life for those who have received deferred action in deportation cases varies dramatically depending on where they live. In Arizona they can’t get a driver’s license or in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.... Read more»

Analysis

Violence, not deferred action, behind border surge

Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.... Read more»1

Jones: Obama joins cartels, conducting 'coyote' operation

Republican candidate for governor Christine Jones attacked President Obama on Monday, accusing him of conducting "the biggest 'coyote' operation in history" and blaming the administration for the influx of illegal immigrants. Jones said a PR campaign to deter young immigrants from Central America is a waste of money.... Read more»1

Appeals court: Give driver's licenses to deferred action recipients

The 9th Circuit Court on Monday ordered that Arizona provide driver's licenses to recipients of deferred action from deportation — those commonly known as "Dreamers." Saying that the state's policy appears to be motivated by animosity to the young immigrants, the court ordered an injunction blocking Gov. Brewer's 2012 executive order.... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.” ... Read more»

Instructions set for deferred action renewal

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thursday released official instructions on how to renew the two-year deferred action status for the estimated 560,000 undocumented immigrants enrolled in the program.... Read more»

Analysis

The facts on immigration today

Here are the latest and most essential facts about immigrants and immigration reform in our nation today. The facts are broken down into the following sections:... Read more»

Border Roundup: BP abuse allegations; agency email denies interviews

Lawmakers debate border security, Border Patrol faces scrutiny, reporters discuss immigration reporting and a glimpse into policies on deportation, driver's licences and trade... Read more»

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