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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • Nebraska votes to scrap ban on immigrant driver's licenses 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:32 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state's new Republican governor continued to signal his opposition.

  • Connecticut lawmakers debate immigrant student bills 
    Updated: May-19-15 8:23 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering two bills this session to help students brought to the U.S. illegally as children with the cost of college tuition.

  • Nebraska lawmakers advance licenses bill for immigrants 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:49 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would allow driver's licenses for immigrant youths brought to the country illegally as children has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

  • House GOP strips immigration language from defense bill 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - House conservatives on Thursday voted down a nonbinding provision aimed at helping young immigrants without permanent legal status enlist in the military, angering some fellow Republicans and handing Democrats a political issue heading into an election year.

  • Nebraska closer to giving licenses to immigrant youths 
    Updated: May-14-15 1:01 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska moved a step closer Thursday to becoming the last state in the nation to allow driver's licenses for youths who were brought into the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.

  • Officials grant in-state tuition to certain immigrants 
    Updated: May-07-15 7:32 pm

    PHOENIX - The board overseeing Arizona's three public universities voted unanimously Thursday to let young immigrants who have been granted deferred deportation status pay tuition at in-state rates.

  • GOP presidential candidate Rubio headlines Phoenix events story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 7:48 pm

    PHOENIX - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a whirlwind stop in Arizona on Wednesday as he tries to drum up support for his 2016 campaign.

  • Colleges move to expand services for immigrant students 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:01 pm

    DAVIS, California - Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

  • Conservatives threaten defense bill over immigration 
    Updated: May-06-15 5:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immigrants brought illegally to this country as children to serve in the military. Their move could provoke a clash on a perennially volatile topic that's become a major issue in the presidential campaign.

  • Obama on immigration: Progress 'not always a straight line' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-05-15 7:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - During a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama couldn't help but reflect on the swings that have confronted his attempts to tackle immigration. "I just want to remind everybody that progress is not always a straight line," he said.

  • GOP chair touts Hispanic outreach in Colorado 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:22 pm

    DENVER - The chairman of the Republican National Committee came to Denver on Tuesday to tout Colorado as a model for how his party is reaching out to Hispanics and winning increasingly Hispanic districts without fully embracing an immigration overhaul.

  • Senate OKs bill allowing teacher license for more immigrants 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:25 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - A bill that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license has passed the Senate.

  • Demonstrators rally, march to oppose family detention 
    Updated: May-02-15 5:55 pm

    DILLEY, Texas - Hundreds of demonstrators converged on the small South Texas town of Dilley to rally and march on an immigrant family detention center in protest of U.S. immigrant detention policy.

  • El Paso County deputies halt special immigration enforcement 
    Updated: May-02-15 5:31 pm

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will no longer carry out certain immigration law duties at the county jail on behalf of the federal government, saying it costs too much and takes up too much time.

  • Anti-police brutality theme of Chicago May Day protests 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:32 pm

    CHICAGO - Several hundred people are participating in May Day activities in Chicago that are focusing not only on labor issues, but also on police-community relations and immigration reform.

  • Bahamas court agrees to review new immigration rules 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:07 pm

    NASSAU, Bahamas - A judge agreed on Thursday to review new immigration rules at the request of a Bahamian-born woman of Haitian descent.

  • Hearing held in Nebraska lawsuit over immigrant licenses 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 5:10 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A judge has heard arguments in a lawsuit that three young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children have filed against the state of Nebraska, which refuses to issue them driver's licenses.

  • Obama lives up to pledge to slow immigrant deportations story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 8:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has failed to live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a postelection pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress.

  • Salt Lake City bishop named new Santa Fe archbishop story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:08 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In another move reflecting the social justice agenda of Pope Francis, the church announced Monday that pope has appointed Salt Lake City bishop and immigration-reform advocate John C. Wester as the new archbishop for New Mexico's largest diocese.

  • 27 charged in Florida marriage fraud for immigrants 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 3:05 am

    MIAMI - Federal prosecutors have charged 27 people in South Florida with taking part in a marriage fraud ring aimed at bringing immigrants into the U.S. illegally.