McCain lowers expectations for immigration reform
Sen. John McCain worked to lower expectations surrounding his plan for immigration reform and hinted at difficult disagreements in Congress during an emotional town hall meeting in his home state of Arizona on Monday that saw people on both sides of the debate exchange fiery insults.
Federal court hears arguments in Arizona immigrant driver’s license battle
The first major legal battle over President Barack Obama’s policy allowing young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States focuses on whether the federal government or state officials have the authority to decide who is legally in the country.
ICE director defends release of illegal immigrants from jails
The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday defended his agency’s decision to release more than 2,000 illegal immigrants last month, saying it was necessary to keep the agency within its budget.
Business, labor still at odds on temporary workers
The Chamber of Commerce’s lead immigration negotiator said Friday he’s hoping for a deal soon with the AFL-CIO on a new temporary worker program, but the sides are still apart on important details.
Feds to make arguments over SB1070
A federal court is allowing lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in arguments on April 2 over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minor part of the state’s 2010 immigration law.
Brewer loses appeal over SB1070 day labor rules
An appeals court on Monday upheld a ruling that prevents police in Arizona from enforcing a little-known section of the state’s 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets.
Arizona spars over drivers licenses for young immigrants
Immigrant rights advocates want Gov. Jan Brewer’s ban on driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits under a new Obama administration policy declared unconstitutional.
Homeland Security freed over 2,000 immigrants since February
The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.
Brewer says release of illegal immigrants may be to punish Arizona
Gov. Jan Brewer sees a far more sinister motive than pending budget cuts in federal officials’ decision to release hundreds of illegal immigrations who are facing deportation.
DHS releasing illegal immigrants before sequester
A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.
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