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Sep 4, 2013

Would-be lawyer gets day in California court

SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant Wednesday to grant a law license to Sergio Garcia, who graduated law school and passed the state’s bar exam but has been living illegally in the United States for 20 years. A federal law passed by Congress in 1996 bars immigrants in the […]

Aug 13, 2012

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Apr 4, 2012

Disappearance of 2 Florida men gets new attention

TAMPA, Fla. — Felipe Santos, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and Terrance Williams, a black man, had little in common until about eight years ago. That was when they disappeared three months apart in the Naples area, both of them right after crossing paths with sheriff’s Deputy Steven Calkins. Investigations by local, state and federal […]

Jun 22, 2011

Ex-Washington Post journalist says he’s an illegal immigrant

WASHINGTON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covered the Virginia Tech massacre for the Washington Post went public Wednesday with a secret he says he has been keeping for nearly two decades: He is an illegal immigrant. Jose Antonio Vargas, whose mother sent him from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in California when […]

Feb 7, 2011

Illegal-immigrant app game draws fire from advocates

BOSTON — A game developed by a Boston-based tech company that allows users to drive a truck full of immigrants through the desert and try not to have them tossed out is drawing fire from some immigrant advocates. “Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration,” a proposed iPhone and iPad app by Owlchemy Labs targeted for release in […]

Feb 2, 2011

O’Donnell again sponsors proof-of-citizenship bill

Del. Anthony O’Donnell has sponsored a bill that requires adults to provide proof of U.S. citizenship before they are eligible to receive certain public benefits as a way to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of taxpayer-funded services. While illegal immigrants would still receive emergency care, prenatal care and immunizations, they would not be able […]

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