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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • Budget passed, Legislature rushing to pass bills and adjourn 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:00 pm

    PHOENIX - With a state budget passed, the Arizona Legislature on Wednesday began rushing to complete its yearly work by the end of the week, considering dozens of the hundreds of bills that still need votes.

  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 10:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.

  • The Latest: House rejects bill targeting illegal immigration 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:26 pm

    PHOENIX - The Latest on a bill in Arizona that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally (all times local):

  • Arizona House rejects stiffer illegal immigration penalties 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:54 pm

    PHOENIX - The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally, after a fervent effort from Republican supporters who wanted the bill to pass.

  • Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:02 pm

    PHOENIX - Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.

  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 12:22 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Rally seeks to foster fairness, justice for immigrants 
    Updated: May-01-16 8:57 pm

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - Social justice advocates in New Hampshire are making the rejection of racism, xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment the themes of their annual May Day Rally for Immigrant Justice.

  • Bill seeks to open California health exchange to immigrants 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 8:27 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California's Legislature is considering asking the federal government for permission to sell health insurance through the Covered California exchange to people who can't prove they're legally in the country.

  • Gov. Walker signs bill banning local government IDs 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 6:51 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Advocacy groups and Milwaukee officials are exploring new ways to provide local photo IDs to the homeless and immigrants in the country illegally after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill hindering their current effort Monday.

  • Bill OK'd to protect immigrants in legal cases 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 3:41 pm

    DENVER - A bill to protect Spanish-speaking immigrants from unknowingly hiring non-attorneys to represent them in immigration matters has passed the state Senate.

  • Undocumented immigrants have prosperous careers 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 3:01 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The world of undocumented immigrants includes maids and farmworkers, several families under one roof and people living in the shadows.

  • GOP takes on Library of Congress on immigration terminology 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it's telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

  • Bill to punish 'sanctuary cities' advances in La. House 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 4:32 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bid to punish jurisdictions that don't follow federal immigration law has advanced in the Louisiana House, and turned lawmakers' attention to New Orleans.

  • Bill to punish sanctuary cities advances in Louisiana Huse 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 4:29 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bill that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters without a court order has advanced in the Louisiana House.

  • California bill seeks to reduce deportation for minor crimes 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 1:56 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are moving to protect legal immigrants convicted of low-level offenses from deportation.

  • Nebraska allows state licenses for thousands of immigrants story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 5:26 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will allow thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in at least 170 professions that require state licenses including health care and education after lawmakers overrode conservative Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of the measure on Wednesday.

  • Cubans fleeing in high numbers despite new diplomatic ties story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - While more than 50 years of enmity between the United States and Cuba is slowly vanishing, the renewed relationship is raising concerns among some on the communist island nation that the U.S. could also erase a unique immigration policy that favors Cubans.

  • Ricketts lobbying senators on immigrant licensing bill 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 6:33 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is personally lobbying senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses.

  • Bill to reinforce federal immigration laws dies 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:05 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A bill reinforcing that local law enforcement officials must follow federal immigration laws has died.

  • Missouri Senate OKs prison options for kids guilty of murder 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 11:15 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators on Monday endorsed changing the state's sentencing guidelines to eliminate the mandatory sentence of life in prison for minors convicted of first-degree murder.

  • Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.

  • Nebraska Gov. Ricketts vetoes immigrant job licensing bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 4:56 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Friday that would allow work in more than 170 professions for immigrants who are granted temporary lawful status after coming to the country illegally.

  • Federal judge blocks Texas immigrant-harboring law 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 6:54 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge has blocked a portion of Texas' sweeping border security law that had criminalized harboring people in the country illegally.

  • Immigrant advocates to rally at Supreme Court 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 4:21 pm

    MIAMI - A group of Florida immigrants are headed to Washington to rally in support of President Barack Obama's immigration programs that allow millions of children and parents illegally in the country to avoid deportation.

  • Moroccan man on trial in Germany for New Year sexual assault 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 12:12 pm

    BERLIN - A 33-year-old Moroccan went on trial in Duesseldorf on Monday on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman on New Year's Eve, one of a string of attacks that night blamed largely on foreigners that fueled a nationwide debate over immigration policies.