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MEXICANS SEEK ASYLUM IN USA BECAUSE OF DRUG VIOLENCE IN MEXICO


Asylum requests from Mexico have surged in recent years. While the U.S. government doesn’t say from where within Mexico, The Associated Press has found that many are now arriving at the border from the drug-torn region of “Tierra Caliente.” Word

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Albanian mother’s deportation put on hold after she defies an order from ICE


An Albanian mother of three young children who is facing deportation from the U.S. has had her case delayed after defying an order from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to leave the country. Cile Precetaj, who immigrated here illegally 13

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A LOOK AT DEFERRED ACTION APPLICANTS ONE YEAR LATER


One year after undocumented youth began applying for the deferred action program that grants them a two-year reprieve from deportation and work authorization, a new study offers a look at the pool of applicants. The study released Wednesday by the

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USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Straight Fiscal Year


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014. This marks the fifth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing

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Calif. court allows undocumented immigrant to practice law


The California Supreme Court decided to grant a law license to a man living in the United States illegally. The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an undocumented Mexican immigrant should be licensed to practice law in a closely

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Weekend rally for immigration reform in more than 150 cities; bid to keep issue in spotlight


  MIAMI — Immigrants and their allies will march this weekend on Taylorville, Ill., in time for the annual chili fest. They’ll take a break from harvesting spuds to demonstrate in Boise, Idaho, and they’ll hold candles until dawn along

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Immigration courts remain partly open


For tens of thousands of immigrants across the United States with pending immigration cases or legal procedures, the federal government shutdown will put some urgent matters on hold and allow others of less importance to move ahead. Petitions for political asylum and non-emergency

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Immigration Reform in Spotlight Again Across US


Immigrants and their allies will march this weekend on Taylorville, Ill., in time for the annual chili fest. They’ll take a break from harvesting spuds to demonstrate in Boise, Idaho, and they’ll hold candles until dawn along the banks of

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Governor Signs Bill Allowing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants


Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a California driver’s license. Brown joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck for a signing ceremony Thursday morning in front of Los Angeles

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Arizona expands ban denying driver’s licenses to immigrants


Arizona, long at odds with President Barack Obama’s administration over immigration reform, is expanding a ban on giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants to include all those who have been granted relief from deportation, in a move that rights advocates criticized as

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