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Battleground Poll: Most Back Path to Citizenship

By JAMES HOHMANN | 12/10/12 6:01 AM EST Americans want amnesty. A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll finds that 62 percent of those surveyed support an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of … Continue reading

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PICC Joins National Partners in Call for Swift Action on Immigration Reform

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition Joins National Partners in Call for Swift Action on Immigration Reform Last week’s election results have demonstrated the growing influence of Latino, Asian and immigrant voters across … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): The Violence Against Women Act offers critical protections for immigrants and other survivors of domestic violence. The current law passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized twice since. Since abusers often exploit … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Illegal Immigration Law

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By JAY REEVES Associated Press Aug 29, 4:00 PM EDT   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday … Continue reading

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Numerous Anti-Immigration Bills Introduced in Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org):   On March 1, Representative Daryl Metcalfe held a press conference introducing his plan to counter what he calls the “illegal alien invasion” in Pennsylvania. The bills he highlighted are only a … Continue reading

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Colbert’s Reminder: Immigration a Moral Issue

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Galen Carey – CNN September 29, 2010   Editor’s note: Galen Carey is the director of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals and a native of Iowa. Carey served … Continue reading

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In Moving Testimony, Senator Durbin Speaks to the Merits of the DREAM Act for Undocumented Students

From testimony delivered on August 5, 2010–long, but worth reading. Thanks to Bill Mefford, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society for passing it on.   Mr. President, I rise to speak about S. 729, known as the DREAM … Continue reading

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AZ Anti-Immigrant Law Blocked by Washington

From Bread for the World (http://www.bread.org):   Echoing the state-federal conflicts of the 1960s civil rights movement, a federal judge today blocked key components of a popular Arizona state law (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/28/AR2010072801794.html) that would—among other measures—require police officers to ascertain the … Continue reading

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LIRS Celebrates House Passage of Legislation to Provide Permanency to Vulnerable Haitian Orphans

From Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (http://www.lirs.org):   BALTIMORE, July 27, 2010–Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010 (Help HAITI Act) by voice vote. The legislation, H.R. 5283 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5283), introduced … Continue reading

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