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Justice Department appeals Alabama immigration ruling

"The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to block Alabama's strict new anti-illegal immigration law after a federal judge allowed key portions to take effect." Reuters, Sept. 30, 2011.

State Senator files bill to repeal Alabama immigration law

" Alabama Sen. Billy Beasley has filed a bill to repeal Alabama's sweeping immigration law, saying it is causing severe workforce shortages and problems in state courthouses and schools. "The people in the agriculture community are not happy with it because they can't get workers...

Intercontinental Love, Interrupted

"Today, a sad tale of intercontinental love interrupted by Texas law. It involves a couple who’ve seen each other only once since marrying 21 months ago." - Ken Herman, Oct. 11, 2012 .

Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin - U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement

U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1, 2012. This agreement should enhance the safeguards...

Expert: Immigration a 'Minefield' for Boehner, House Republicans

"With pressure mounting on House Speaker John Boehner to tackle the politically and emotionally charged issue of immigration reform, activists on both sides of the debate are gearing up for a major legislative clash in 2014. ... “It’s a minefield for him,” Stephen Yale-Loehr ,...