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For U.S. farmers and Mexican workers, it's tough being legal

Employers say guest visa rules are complex and costly. Labor groups say they fail to protect workers. Fixing things won't be easy... There are millions of undocumented workers in America, and thousands of employers who illegally hire them.


California Republicans Split Over Immigration Reform As Party Reaches Out To Latino Voters

California's elected Republicans have long had a simple approach to illegal immigration: Those who broke the law coming here should leave. But the confluence of politics and personal threat have now put many Republican legislators in Washington and Sacramento in a very different place: eager to embrace an overhaul of immigration laws and willing to consider legal status for some of the country's nearly 12 million illegal immigrants, 3 million of whom live in California.


Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

Immigration Reform

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. The deal, to be announced at a news conference Monday, also covers border security, non-citizen or "guest" workers and employer verification of immigration status.


Many young immigrants wary of applying for Obama-backed work permit

Fewer than expected are seeking to join President Obama's program to defer deportation. Some fear a future administration could use their applications against them or their families.


ACLU: Emails from Arizona lawmaker support claims immigration law was racially motivated

Arizona Immigration Law

Opponents of Arizona’s hardline immigration enforcement law contend that emails sent, received and forwarded by a former legislator who championed the law support allegations it was racially motivated.


Governors may push for delay of defense layoff notices until after election

Health-care reform. Same-sex marriage. Illegal immigration. The social safety net. When it comes to some of the top issues facing the states, it might seem that the partisan divide among the country’s governors is as wide as it has ever been.


Biden: Romney wants Latinos 'to show your papers, but he won't show us his'

Vice President Joe Biden railed Tuesday against the GOP's hard-line stance on immigration in a speech warning Latino voters of the consequences if they "sit on your hands" in the coming elections.


Mitt Romney says he would lead on immigration, he just won’t say how

Mitt Romney has had a lot to say about immigration over the past few days, but what he has said adds up to a giant question mark. Rarely has a presidential candidate had as many opportunities to clarify or recalibrate his position on a vital issue, and rarely has a candidate passed up those opportunities as consistently as the former governor.


Arizona police see "difficulties" enforcing immigration law

For Arizona sheriff Antonio Estrada, enforcing a state law that requires officers to determine the immigration status of people they stop and suspect are in the United States illegally was always going to be difficult.


Jan Brewer: Arizona to enforce 'show me your papers' policy ASAP

Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that police agencies can immediately begin enforcing the controversial “show me your papers” provision of the state’s landmark immigration law -- the section that was upheld by the U.S Supreme Court.


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