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Poll shows Obama with upper hand in immigration fight

President Barack Obama enters the latest budget showdown with Congress with his highest job- approval rating in three years and public support for his economic message, while his Republican opponents’ popularity stands at a record low.

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Arizona senators return to fray on immigration

The bipartisan blueprint for immigration reform released in January was generally well-received across the country and across ideological lines. And Sen. John McCain’s participation — as well as that of rising Republican star Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) — gave the … Continue reading

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Lack of immigration reform threatens farmers

Immigration reform that will afford more visas to low-skilled workers and legalize those already here will have a dramatic impact on American agriculture. According to Red Bryan, a California berry producer, “Labor is the No. 1 issue for agriculture. It’s … Continue reading

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Despite Rubio’s claims, White House plan similar to Senate’s

President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuseday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio. The calls come after Rubio called … Continue reading

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Alliance for Citizenship pushes for swift reform

A coalition of human rights groups and labor organizations will band together to push for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, starting this week with events in eight states and continuing with a bus tour to 80 cities and … Continue reading

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California eases up on immigration while Arizona buckles down

While more California residents than ever before say that immigrants are a benefit to the state, Arizona continues to promote the harsh anti-immigrant policies of SB-1070.

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White House immigration plan puts pressure on Senate

A draft of a White House immigration proposal leaked Saturday would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. The plan also would provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status … Continue reading

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