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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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Rights Working Group Releases Report Critical of NSEERS and Calls for Full Dismantling of Program

 

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Contact: Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group, Communications Manager, krushing@rightsworkinggroup.org, (p) 202.591.3305 (m) 202.557.4291 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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Shame of the Nation: House VAWA Bill Ratchets Up Attacks on Domestic Violence Survivors

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Rights Groups Continue to Call for Dismantling of NSEERS and Criticize Department of Homeland Security’s Refusal to Repudiate This Discriminatory Program and Provide Relief to Those Unjustly Profiled

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Contact:        Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group, 202.591.3305. Read more >

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

The Lower Floor
By LINDA GREENHOUSE
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