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Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Questions answered for bi-national LGBT couples.

Obama Says Immigration, Minimum Wage Top Agenda

By Charles Babington | Friday Feb 14, 2014
President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort.

100 Women Arrested For Protesting Inaction on Immigration Reform

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
One hundred women, plus more than 20 undocumented immigrants, were arrested in Washington, DC on Sept. 12 for protesting the House of Representatives inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

Persecuted Gay Immigrant Allowed to Stay in US

Thursday Jul 25, 2013
Federal judges have permitted a gay Filipino immigrant to stay in the U.S. despite deportation orders because he has suffered persecution for his sexual orientation in his native land.

Court Stops Dallas Suburb’s Immigrant Renters Law

By Nomaan Merchant | Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
A Dallas suburb can’t enforce a law that bans immigrants in the United States without legal permission from renting apartments, a federal appeals court said Monday.

Immigration Mired, Early Term II Wins Elude Obama

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Friday Jul 12, 2013
Growing uncertainty over a sweeping immigration overhaul measure has dimmed expectations for a big summertime achievement and left President Barack Obama still in search of a marquee legislative accomplishment to mark his second four years.

Broad Immigration Bill Cruising to Senate Passage

By David Espo and Erica Werner | Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Far-reaching immigration legislation cruised toward passage in the Senate on Wednesday as House Republicans pushed ahead on a different approach that cracks down on millions living in the United States illegally rather than offerin a chance at citizenship

GOP Senator Says Immigration Bill Could Decide 2016 Election

By Philip Elliott | Monday Jun 17, 2013
Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support - or sabotage - the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.

Committee Nears Final Big Immigration Decisions

By David Espo and Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to pass a compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final drafting decisions on immigration legislation.

Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill; Nixes Gay Spouses

By David Espo And Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controver