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Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests

Immigration - AP

The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States.

 

Obama signs $600M border security bill into law

Obama signs $600M border security bill into law

President Obama has signed into law a $600-million border security bill that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

 

Senate passes border security bill

President Obama is expected to sign the measure, which will add 1,500 troops and immigration officials to beef up security along the border with Mexico.

Interrupting its summer recess, the Senate approved a $600-million border security bill Thursday morning, sending President Obama his request for 1,500 more troops and immigration officials to beef up security along the border with Mexico.

 

$600 million OK'd for border security

The House of Representatives approved $600 million in emergency funding Tuesday to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

Brief for 9 states backs Arizona immigration law

States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.

 

Arizona governor to meet Obama on immigration

Arizona governor to meet Obama on immigration

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said on Tuesday that she intends to press the issue of border security in a meeting this week with President Barack Obama at the White House.

 

Obama to send up to 1,200 troops to border

The Obama administration plans to announce that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.

 

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