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Supporters urge passage of “way overdue” immigration reform

"The sky didn't fall when I won my legal status during the last immigration reform of 1986 and the sky will not fall when we pass this immigration reform."

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Immigration bill, despite flaws, needs united push for House passage

It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.

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GOP makes repressive amendment to immigration bill

The amendment would prevent any of the immigrants legalized under S 744 from achieving permanent legal status until certain requirements are met.

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The fast against firings

While the Senate debates the immigration bill, labor and community activists in northern California charge that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to require local employers to fire hundreds of workers, saying they have no immigration papers.

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Boehner says he’ll block whatever Senate GOP can’t kill

Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.

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Immigration: The multiple dangers of the “SAFE” Act

The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.

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GOP votes to prevent "dreamers" from getting a break

On June 13, the House of Representatives voted on a mostly partisan line to prevent the Obama administration from giving undocumented immigrants brought here as children a break.

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Immigration debate begins in Senate as calls to end deportations grow

 President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.

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"Nuns on the Bus" tour nation for immigration reform

Sister Simone Campbell was upbeat on the possibility of meaningful immigration reform.

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Protesters to Obama: "400,000, not one more deportation"

CHICAGO - Twelve undocumented Chicagoans were arrested May 29 as they blocked rush hour traffic to demand that President Obama stop deportations.

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