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Jan 30, 2011

Arizona legislation targets automatic citizenship

PHOENIX — Lawmakers in Arizona are proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, their latest foray into the national debate over illegal immigration. Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, who filed the Arizona plan Thursday, said the goal isn’t to get every state in the nation to enact such a law, […]

Jan 2, 2011

Baltimore Immigration Court is among the nation’s best

WASHINGTON — Madjaka Berthe was restless after spending most of the day in the Baltimore Immigration Court awaiting the final hearing for her asylum request to stay in the United States, where she has lived for 13 years. A judge was supposed to send a written decision to Berthe in August, but she was told […]

Dec 28, 2010

Md. Senator-Elect Ramirez to sponsor Maryland Dream Act

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Sen.-Elect Victor Ramirez says he plans to sponsor legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state. Ramirez, a Prince George’s County Democrat, made the announcement in a news release Monday night that he plans to sponsor Maryland Dream Act legislation. His announcement […]

Dec 27, 2010

In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become legal to debating whether children born to parents who are in the country illegally should […]

Dec 14, 2010

Pennsylvania mayor who pushed immigrant law heads to DC

HAZLETON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mayor whose get-tough policies on illegal immigrants attracted national attention has resigned after 11 years in office and will head to Congress. Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta was elected to the U.S. House last month, defeating a 26-year Democratic incumbent on his third try. He left the mayor’s office at noon […]

Dec 8, 2010

Supreme Court weighs Arizona employer sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to sustain an Arizona law that threatens to take away the licenses of businesses that knowingly hire workers who are in the United States illegally. The justices heard arguments in a case that plunges the court into the nation’s contentious debate over immigration, generally the province of […]

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