DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant ‘Sanctuaries,’ Report Finds

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The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants — even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report. “Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance […]

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In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is preserved with California Supreme Court ruling

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The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state. In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel’s more conservative members, […]

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Hispanic lawmakers seek DREAM Act vote

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders huddled with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss immigration issues and the lame-duck Congress, but no clear strategy emerged. Obama and Hispanic Democrats reiterated their support for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path for citizenship for immigrant youths illegally brought into the United States before they were 16, […]

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Perry says consider military in Mexico

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AUSTIN — GOP Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to insist he’s not interested in the presidency, is nevertheless always ready to tell the federal government how to do a better job on such matters as border security — including indicating the U.S. should be open to sending military into Mexico to help fight the drug […]

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Maine Voices: Amnesty bill to let illegal immigrants go to college unfair to citizens

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Selvin Arevalo, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, age 25 and working toward his high school diploma, has been painting houses in Portland. He was recently jailed after a minor car accident disclosed his status, and he faces deportation. In an MPBN story, he expressed his hope that Congress would pass the DREAM Act amnesty law […]

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Vote on illegal-immigrant students bill possible this week

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A bill that would give some students who are in the country illegally a chance at legal residency may go to a vote this week in Congress, immigration activists say. House legislators could vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Minor Aliens Act as early as Monday. Sen. Harry Reid plans to introduce the […]

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Enough already with the lies about the Dream Act

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The Bovine Scatology being reported about the Dream Act is just the latest in a long line of lies about immigration, the number of illegal aliens in our country and the effect illegal immigration has on our country. Lying about immigration has been a staple of American politics for nearly two decades. Congressman Steve King, […]

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GOP focuses on illegal immigration

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Members of the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, an ad-hoc group of statehouse conservatives, are looking at the alleged costs of illegal immigration as a way of balancing Colorado’s budget. Monday’s hearing drew about half of the 21 members identified on the RSCC website, plus three members of the 2011 freshmen legislative class: Rep.-elect Kathleen […]

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Obama officials keep pushing DREAM Act

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The Obama administration has trotted out a parade of top officials to push the long-shot DREAM Act in recent days, even as tax, spending and defense issues dominate the lame duck session. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week said the immigration bill would enable thousands of young, undocumented immigrants go on to college, while Homeland […]

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Short goodnight expected for the DREAM Act during lame duck

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The DREAM Act — a priority of Democrats in both Congress and the White House — faces a difficult future in the lame duck. Even as Democrats in both chambers prepare to consider the measure this week, Republicans and centrist Democrats are already lining up to shoot it down. The climb is particularly steep in […]

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