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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:15 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States.

  • Dona Ana County resists enforcing immigration laws 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:46 pm
  • LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The Dona Ana County Commission is on record as saying it doesn't want the southern New Mexico county or local authorities in the county enforcing federal immigration laws.

  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:41 pm
  • CHICAGO - Some of Illinois' highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that's stalled in the U.S. House as a "morally right" and business-minded decision, an election-year move they hoped would help break the stalemate.

  • Bruce Rauner details some views on immigration 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:22 pm
  • CHICAGO - Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but didn't offer other specifics on immigration reform.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:01 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

  • Man seeks green card after American husband dies 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:40 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - An Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades made a renewed pitch Monday for a green card after the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage.

  • Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:13 pm
  • PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law.

  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.

  • Charlotte weighs immigrant-friendly city policies 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:44 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina's biggest city is looking at ways to boost growth by attracting new immigrants to the United States, a move some complain would include welcoming people living in the country illegally.

  • Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:12 pm
  • GROVETOWN, Georgia - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

  • Ala school admits immigrant student 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:31 am
  • FORT PAYNE, Alabama - A north Alabama school system has enrolled an immigrant student who was initially denied admission.

  • Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • CHICAGO - Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.

  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:25 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.

  • Julian Castro, Dan Patrick debate immigration 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:08 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - Prominent Texas figures in the debate over the country's immigration policies took their dispute from Twitter to the airwaves on Tuesday, facing off in person for audiences on the Internet and Spanish-language television.

  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.

  • Correction: Immigration Reform story 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:11 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - In a story April 3 about a hunger strike by immigration reform advocates, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a Christian social justice organization. It is Sojourners, not Soujourners.

  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

  • District hires immigrant teachers under new policy 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:49 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado's largest school district sees teaching potential among immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children.

  • Bush gets ovation from Connecticut Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 pm
  • STAMFORD, Connecticut - Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Republicans need to present a "hopeful, optimistic" vision to voters, restoring opportunities for social mobility and reforming immigration laws.

  • Orcas Island residents try to stop deportation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:00 pm
  • SEATTLE - People on Orcas Island are uniting around the sole operator of a small family-run sawmill there, saying his scheduled deportation to Mexico this month could force that business closed and harm the region's economy.

  • Nebraska city starts licenses aimed at immigrants 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:25 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - The small Nebraska city of Fremont has started requiring $5 licenses for anyone who wants to rent there as part of rules aimed at restricting illegal immigration.

  • Construction firms worried about worker shortage 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:35 pm
  • DENVER - The construction industry says it's in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college. To counter the effect, a top construction trade group kicked off an effort Tuesday to help bolster the employment ranks.

  • Germany OKs law to allow more dual citizens 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:35 am
  • BERLIN - Germany's Cabinet has approved legislation under which immigrants' children will no longer be forced to choose between German nationality and that of their parents.

  • House Democrats unveil budget plan with tax hikes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.