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3 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Letter: Congress needs message of compassion, reform on immigration

Immigrant advocates attend a vigil to show support for the refugee children and families arriving in the Rio Grande Valley and to draw attention to the causes and solutions to the refugee crisis, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Three friends from Lawrence, Leavenworth and Kansas City are responding with legal and social work skills to assist families and unaccompanied children in Texas and New Mexico.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

7 hrs ago | National Journal

How a Republican Stays Afloat in a Hispanic-Majority Border District

Inside a local radio station near New Mexico's dusty eastern border, Steve Pearce needs just one take as he breezily speaks-in English-to his district's Hispanic community during a mock 15-minute radio "interview" for a paid campaign infomercial to be aired next month on Spanish-language stations. A conservative white lawmaker who is not fluent in Spanish, Pearce, 67, is seen nationally as a bit of a curiosity: A Republican who keeps getting reelected in this sprawling district that is more than half Hispanic and where Democrats have an 8-point edge in voter enrollment.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Mexico, Artesia, NM, Reince Priebus

12 hrs ago | Washington Post

Rick Perry's immigration record: A hard line at the border, a softer touch in Austin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ongoing deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops along the Rio Grande may be helpful in his second try for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The move also continues a distinctively Texan balancing act on immigration that Perry has been maintaining for well over a decade.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joaquin Castro, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

16 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Analysis: Kobach at center of Kansas Senate drama

Secretary of State Kris Kobach 's position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Taylor ended his campaign last week, nudged out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts by Democrats who viewed independent candidate Greg Orman as the stronger rival and wanted to consolidate most of the anti-Roberts vote behind Orman.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

20 hrs ago | The Columbian

Ambrose: Compromise on immigration possible

President Barack Obama wanted to try out another experiment in unilateral government, was persuaded it would hurt Democrats in the coming election, and backed up. The trick he had in mind - finding ways to make some illegal immigrants legal without the approval of Congress - now won't happen until after November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

Yesterday | The Times

Immigration a hot issue in Louisiana's U.S. Senate raceImmigration a...

Immigration a hot issue in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race Candidates ramp up rhetoric in effort to prove they're tougher on issue than their rivals. Check out this story on Detained immigrant children line up Wednesday in the cafeteria at Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Illegal Immigration

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Detention center brings immigration debate to small-town New Mexico

Immigration officials are using part of this federal law enforcement training facility in Artesia, N.M., as a detention center for hundreds of women and children, mostly from Central America. Immigration officials are using part of this federal law enforcement training facility in Artesia, N.M., as a detention center for hundreds of women and children, mostly from Central America.


Related Topix: Artesia, NM

Fox News

White House reportedly assures Hill lawmakers about executive action this year on immigration reform

FILE: July 31, 2014: Church groups protest against President Obama's immigration policies outside the White House, Washington, D.C. The White House this week assured anxious Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill that President Obama will use executive action before the holiday season closes to reform U.S. immigration law, after breaking his pledge to make changes by the end of summer. The message was delivered in a meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other administration officials, including domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, a key player for Obama on the issue, according to Politico.


The Washington Post

Power shift expected in Swedish election

Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. That would be a return to normalcy in Swedish politics because the Social Democrats - who built the country's famed welfare state - haven't been in opposition for this long since they first took power in 1920.


Related Topix: Fredrik Reinfeldt, World News

Vancouver Sun

Vive Le North Colorado Libre? Scotland, Quebec have company in cowboy country

There's a separatist movement close to home that's just suffered an electoral disappointment, is reviewing its long-term strategy, and will root in the meantime for the Yes side in Scotland's upcoming referendum. Parti Quebecois, you have company in cowboy country.


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Deseret News

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Prison, Senator Rand Paul, Illegal Immigration


Not all legal immigrants allowed to work

H-4 visas are given to spouses of those on an H-1B visa . The State Department said 96,753 people received the H-4 visa in 2013, 76 percent of whom were from South Asia.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Newark, CA


Mark remembers the September 11th attacks

On Thursday's Mark Levin Show: Mark remembers the September 11th attacks by honoring our military and rescue personnel. He also talks about how many of the hijackers overstayed their immigration Visas, and yet our immigration system and bureaucracy is more bloated than ever before - nothing has changed.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

President Barack Obama squanders immigration reform opportunity

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

New Jersey 2014 election Congressional district 5

New Jersey voters will fill seats in the United States House of Representatives in all twelve congressional districts in November, plus one Senate seat. This column will attempt to provide at least a snapshot of each of the twenty-six major party candidates in these races.


Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Jersey, Rutgers University, Education, School Vouchers

Las Cruces Sun-News

Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

WASHINGTON >> Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border - even as his department takes the opposite position in court. Holder said Friday in a speech to the Hispanic National Bar Association that, "Though these children may not have a constitutional right to a lawyer, we have policy reasons and a moral obligation to insure the presence of counsel."


WBZT-AM West Palm Beach

More than 9,000 Illegal Immigrants Attempted Trip to U.S.

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a staggering statistic involving illegal immigration. They say more than 9,000 migrants from Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic were picked up while trying to get to U.S. shores illegally since October 1, 2013.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News

Lowell Sun

Peter Lucas: Democratic establishment's clout takes a hit

He may not have been the greatest governor around, but he certainly was the best campaigner. He could not only fire up a crowd and make a campaign exciting, but he could also turn out the vote.



Senator Challenges Zuckerberg: 'Hire American Workers For A Change'

Senator Jeff Sessions had some harsh words for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor Wednesday evening that was published in the National Review on Thursday . The speech attributed President Barack Obama's plans for potential executive action that would offer amnesty to some undocumented immigrants to meetings between White House officials and "the world's most powerful corporate and immigration lobbyists and activists who think border controls are for the little people."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama


U.S. senators to star in 'Survivor'-like reality show

It's no secret that the Democratic and Republican members of Congress sometimes have some trouble getting along. But hey, ever wonder what would happen if they were stuck on a deserted island together? The Discovery Channel's new special is doing just that.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat