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Senate Immigration Bill Leaves Out Some Long-Time Residents

"Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now finds himself on the wrong side of the border -- and the wrong side of a proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system that would grant legal status to millions of people." - Elliot Spagat, Associated...

California Immigration Holds Drop

"Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January. The law was pushed by immigrant advocates and directs law enforcement agencies to more quickly release those without serious...

Border Patrol Uses Video to Interview Migrants

"The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Tex. — a 20-year-old Honduran woman arrested after rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances. Four agents wearing headsets reel through a list of...

Immigrants build document trails to remain in U.S.

"Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. The search for documents is on for immigrants who may qualify for a work permit and reprieve from deportation under measures President Barack Obama announced last month. Applicants must prove they were in the country...