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New Obama policy will spare some from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. Read more >

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A Start on the Dream

President Obama has been an overachiever on immigration enforcement, far outpacing his predecessor, George W. Bush, in swiftly racking up a million deportations. But on the other crucial part of reform — getting undocumented immigrants right with the law — Mr. Obama talks a lot but has done far too little. Read more >

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Forks complaint about Border Patrol prompts Forest Service to distance itself

SEATTLE — A complaint from a Forks woman has changed the national policy of the U.S. Forest Service in its use of Border Patrol agents for translation services.

A Latino woman from Forks who accompanied Benjamin Roldan Salinas of Forks on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from a Border Patrol agent has played a pivotal role in a federal decision on translation-assistance practices such as those that the U.S. Forest Service had requested from the Border Patrol before Roldan Salinas died.
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Immigration status is a health policy challenge

The Obama administration’s drive to cut down on America’s uninsured is about to get multilingual. Read more >

Opinionator: The Lower Floor -- Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court and the law

The Lower Floor
By LINDA GREENHOUSE
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Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

Key issues to watch in SB 1070 hearing

 

The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices are among the most closely scrutinized public figures in the world. Their every question, statement and legal musing is analyzed and used to predict future rulings. Read more >

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164 Anti-Immigration Laws Passed Since 2010?

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U.S.-Mexico Border Build-Up Found Excessive