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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • 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.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • 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.

  • Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.

  • AP Exclusive: California immigration holds drop 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 2:17 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January.

  • Business interests question Republican truths 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • Married couples separated by German language test 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:08 am
  • BERLIN - Michael Guhle met the love of his life on the beach of a little fishing village in Vietnam. Thi An Nguyen was selling freshly cooked mussels and fruit to the German tourist and they immediately clicked. Soon the Berlin nursing home worker was saving up all of his money and vacation days to visit Nguyen.

  • Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:08 pm
  • PHOENIX - Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations.

  • Tenn. court decision could be blow to immigrants 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:35 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a decision Friday that could be a blow to immigrants who were never told that they can still be deported for a crime that has been wiped off their criminal record.

  • 2 students allowed to participate in tuition suit 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:08 am
  • PHOENIX - A judge has ruled two students can help the Maricopa County Community College District defend itself against a lawsuit that seeks to block the district's policy of providing in-state tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration.

  • Texas business groups call for immigration changes 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:49 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Texas retailers, restaurants, hotels and farmers are suffering from a shortage of low-skilled workers and need changes to federal immigration laws that will make sure the industries have the employees they need to expand, members of a new business coalition said Monday.