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Critics debate Brewer immigration order (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order that directs state agencies to deny public benefits and state identification to young illegal immigrants has created a political firestorm.

Critics have accused the governor of political grandstanding, pandering to the Republican Party’s conservative wing and misunderstanding immigration law. The governor, on the other hand, blamed the Obama administration for the situation.

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Immigration suddenly roiling presidential contest (access required)

No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.

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Immigration lawyers cautious about new Obama immigration policy (access required)

While politicians and pundits denounced or commended President Barack Obama’s new policy to halt deportation of young illegal aliens who were brought here as children, immigration lawyers offered a more nuanced response, welcoming the change but also pointing out that the rules needed to implement the new policy have yet to be issued.

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