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Month: November 2013

More cities welcome undocumented immigrants

Conservative state lawmakers in Arizona that passed the controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 three years ago, back in 2010, found several other states attempting to emulate their methods to make them equally hostile to undocumented immigrants, but now Arizona city leaders are following a growing national trend to push back against the “papers, …

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Obama uses Indian-American’s case to highlight the need for reform

President Barack Obama has used the case of an Indian-American woman who became an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, for whom it took an agonizing 12 years to be able to get a green card, to once more push for comprehensive immigration reform that will attract the world’s best talents. “We’re training our own competition, rather …

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Republicans singled out in immigration battle

Republican of Colorado, Representative Scott Tipton, came into his town hall meeting and was soon greeting the crowd, including many of whom have decidedly different political opinions.  Tipton is well aware of his district’s advocates for immigration reform, with pressure being exerted on lawmakers such as him after House Republicans ruled out immigration reform taking …

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Immigration reform further humanized by new documentary

Self-declared undocumented immigrant, immigration rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has made a documentary all about his own experiences and has now successfully sold the rights to the film, Documented, to CNN.  The documentary tells the story of how Vargas was brought to the United States when he was a child from …

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