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That's My Issue: Binationals and Gay Marriage

Monday, August 20, 2012

Because immigration is a federal matter, John will not be able to sponsor me for legal permanent residency. If we were a straight couple however, I’d have a green card by now.

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The Takeaway

Young Undocumented Immigrants Fight for a Chance to Stay

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For the first time in this country, as many as 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants will be eligible to apply for deferred action status, an ambitious immigration initiative by President Obama goes into effect today. Angy Rivera and Yohan Garcia will begin the application process, in a major step to move out of the shadow of their undocumented status.

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WNYC News

Explainer: What You Should Know About Deferred Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is a landmark day for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. They can start applying for temporary work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred action initiative.

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Opinion: If Liberals Can't Beat Corporations, Why Not Join Them?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Look at historical heroes of liberal achievements - FDR and LBJ. They learned when to play nice with the titans of capital in order to get things done.

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WNYC News

Few Undocumented Immigrants Qualify for Military Exception Under New Rules

Monday, July 02, 2012

When President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden announcing a new immigration policy last month, he referred to young undocumented immigrants who “are already making contributions,” such as “serving in our military, protecting us and our freedom.”

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Romney Offers 'Path to Legal Status' for Undocumented Who Serve in Military

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explaining Obama's Immigration Reform Plan

Monday, June 18, 2012

Don Lyster, Washington, D.C. director of the National Immigration Law Center, and Allan Wernick, professor of law at Baruch College and director of CUNY Citizenship Now!, discuss the effect of the Obama administration's immigration changes announced last Friday. Plus, journalist and an immigrant himself, Jose Antonio Vargas checks in with his reaction and discusses his Time Magazine cover story this week.

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DREAMers Celebrate Obama Immigration Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2012

The announcement was greeted with jubilation by the immigration activist community in New York City.

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Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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The Takeaway

Why Increased Immigration is the Solution for America's Ailing Economy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders from across the country thinks we need to look at immigration differently. The Partnership for a New American Economy released a new report yesterday that suggests our economic prosperity depends on increasing opportunities for immigrants to enter the United States.

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Immigration SB 1070 Author, Opponents Spar Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rosa Maria Soto watched with emotion as Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) held up the picture of her daughter to an audience of mostly journalists at a sub-committee hearing on the impact of immigration laws such as SB 1070 on Tuesday in Washington.

Soto’s daughter, Dulce Matuz, was named one of ...

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Rubio a DREAM Act For a Potential VP?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

While Sen. Rubio has not released details of his plan, just the suggestion that he’s getting into the debate has already created a buzz among conservatives, liberals and key Latino groups.

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ARMS Act Would Give Undocumented a Military Path to Citizenship

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The ARMS act gives immigrant youth who were brought into the United States illegally as children the chance to change their status by attending college or joining the military under the DREAM Act.

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Opinion: The GOP Needs to Evolve on Immigration - I Did

Friday, February 03, 2012

The GOP should talk more about that kind of entrepreneurship and acknowledge illegal immigrants who manage to hold down jobs and contribute to Uncle Sam.

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Ban on Foreign Money Upheld, but Immigrants Find Other Ways to Help Campaigns

Friday, January 13, 2012

The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they can to get the candidate they believe has their best interest in mind elected.

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The Takeaway

Sweeping Changes to Immigration Rules Proposed

Monday, January 09, 2012

Currently, undocumented family members of legal citizens found living in the states must first exit the country and face a three to ten year ban before returning to apply for a green card. Under a new proposal by the Obama administration, the children and spouses of legal citizens could apply for a waiver which will allow them to remain in country to apply for their citizenship. Supporters say that it will keep families which face lengthy separation together while critics call the proposal “back door amnesty” and a move by the administration to court the much needed Latino vote.

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The Takeaway

US to Review 300,000 Deportation Cases

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security starting Thursday in an effort to expedite the deportations of convicted criminals and stop non-criminal illegal immigrants from being removed from the country. The New York Times reports that in addition to the review of the court docket, Homeland Security will issue new guidelines instructing immigration enforcement agents to halt deportations of foreigners who have not committed serious crimes. The White House seeks to remove fewer immigrants who are students, parents of U.S. citizens, elderly, or members of the military. Over 400,000 illegal immigrants have been deported under the Obama administration.

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New Allies in Battle Against Controversial Ala. Immigration Law

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alabama’s business and agricultural communities, which for the most part remained silent while the legislators were crafting the legislation, are only now becoming vocal opponents, as they see their bottom lines getting slashed by the law, which has scared Latino laborers—authorized and unauthorized—out of the state.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Immigration-Based Reform Could Boost Economy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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The U.S. can grow its way out of its economic troubles with immigration reform based on economics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday during a speech in Washington, D.C.

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Why are Latinos Souring on Obama?

Friday, September 23, 2011

The president has been calling on Latinos and he’s learning that they’re just not that into him.

Gallup’s latest polls show President Obama getting his lowest monthly job rating since taking office. Only four in ten approve of his job performance. The polls also reveal a precipitous decline in his approval among Latinos, a bad omen for Obama and his party who rely heavily on the community for votes.

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