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Stories with subject: Immigration policy
  • California considers health coverage for immigrant kids 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:19 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to immigrants without documentation.

  • California bill aims to protect immigrant crime victims 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:59 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The California state Senate has approved a bill to help immigrant victims of crime avoid detention and deportation.

  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts.

  • Up & Down in Texas politics: Gay marriage; immigration bills 
    Updated: May-30-15 9:05 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - In the end, there was a meaningless Senate resolution. And then, the months-long Republican-led effort to further shield Texas from gay marriage should the U.S. Supreme Court legalize it was dead.

  • Ricketts vetoes driver's licenses bill for immigrant youth 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:58 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Wednesday that would end Nebraska's status as the only state to ban driving privileges for young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.