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Congress' inaction on immigration reform fuels states' actions

"When Alabama lawmakers passed the state's new immigration law this summer, they complained they had to act because Congress and the Obama administration had failed to address the pressing issue. It looks like Congress is still not going to act any time soon." Montgomery Advertiser...

Immigration debate moves to White House, Supreme Court

"The national debate over immigration has changed venues, but the question of what to do about the millions of people in the country illegally remains as polarizing as ever. With sweeping reform legislation stalled in the divided Congress , focus on the issue has moved in recent weeks to the...

Immigration Buffets and Buffeting in Congress

"Congress has spread a table laden with reheated immigration delicacies, while still engaging in the usual posturing, pretend friendships and verbal fisticuffs." - Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 16, 2012 .

Small Changes Could Make Big Difference for Immigrants

"As Congress prepares for what is expected to be a contentious debate over immigration reform, with issues like the DREAM Act and what kind of reforms constitute "amnesty" expected to be at the forefront, immigration lawyers say addressing lesser-known and arcane policies could be just...

Growers, Orchard and Dairy Owners Worry About Fate of Immigration Bills

"For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red cherries and crisp apples rotting on the ground because there aren't...

Why immigration is a major issue for women

"On the House side, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D.-Calif., formed a Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, whose members have been delivering speeches and sending colleagues letters about women and immigration. Politically, both immigrants and women have shown their voting power...

If Congress Balks, White House Poised to Act on Immigration

Two stories on this topic from the Washington Post 4-10-14 and the Los Angeles Times 4-9-14 . Stay tuned!

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide social services, job training and preventive...