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Immigration Policy

Agents’ new job: Identify crossers who qualify for leniency

Directives from Homeland Security mark unusual change for U.S. immigration enforcement.

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GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

A party that has lost the ambition to convince is a party in decline.

January 26, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…

House border bill yanked as GOP remains divided

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders Monday pulled a controversial border security bill from a pending vote, citing severe weather conditions in the Northeast and a short congressional workweek — but opponents said it was yanked because of sagging Republican support.

January 26, 2015 5:15 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters on "talent gap" and what might happen to a scenic highway.

January 03, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Alejandro Miquiztli Valenzuela: TPD must change SB 1070 practices substantially, as S. Tucson did

Alejandro Miquiztli Valenzuela: TPD must change SB 1070 practices substantially, as S. Tucson did

Last year police officers in South Tucson unlawfully detained me and hauled me to a Border Patrol station so that they could check my immigration status.

May 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Nearly 80 percent of Arizona deportations last fiscal year came from people caught at the border — higher than the 64 percent nationwide, data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement show.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Immigration reform efforts are reaching a critical time as we near the end of 2013 and with the turn of the calendar a congressional midterm election year is looming.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Amnesty for illegal immigrants will cost America

Special to The Washington Post.

May 06, 2013 7:24 pmLoading…

Heritage study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow c…

May 06, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…

George Will: The door-opener to America

At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is the 150th anniversary of “the first comprehensive immigration law.” This is how the Homestead Act of 1862 is described by Blake Bell, historian at the Homestead Nat…

December 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Más que un comentario: El colmo de la desfachatez

En el "autoanálisis" que los republicanos están actualmente llevando a cabo para explicar y supuestamente corregir las causas de su sorprendente derrota en la elección presidencial (la sorpresa fue únicamente para ellos, y ahí comienza el problema) destaca la "epifanía" relacionada con la in…

November 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., right, congratulates Tucsonan Carlos Martinez, one of the first people to get a work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

Looking to boost the spirits of undocumented youths in Arizona - the state the rest of the nation often sees as the crux of the immigration debate - a congressman told a group of students that the fight for legalization has just begun.

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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