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Obama seeks $3.7B to deal with border kids

WASHINGTON — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources ...

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Judge Geraci to preside over ceremony

Edward Newman, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Buffalo District director, will present 30 citizenship candidates Friday to U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., Western District of New York. Judge Geraci will preside over the ceremony and will administer ...

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New citizens sworn in

State Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi last week welcomed 46 new American citizens during a naturalization ceremony over which he presided at the Monroe County Legislative Chambers in Rochester. Candidates were presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...

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Speaker: Immigration measure will be tough

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic priorities. “Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted ...

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California man hopes law license will help immigrants

Sergio Garcia poses for photographs in San Francisco this past fall. Garcia arrived in Northern California illegally 20 years ago and and has been there since. In a unanimous decision Thursday, the California Supreme Court granted him a license, but the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to block his request.  AP Images

SAN FRANCISCO — A man who illegally came to the United States two decades ago said he hopes a court ruling granting him a law license will open doors to millions of other immigrants in the same situation. The California ...

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California to rule on law license for immigrant

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Thursday will decide whether to grant a law license to a man living in the United States illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. The opinion to ...

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Government scolded over immigrant documents

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods. U.S. District ...

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COA requires deportation warning

ALBANY — New York trial judges must warn non-citizens they may be deported before allowing them to plead guilty to felonies, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. Defendants are entitled to be notified of such “a grave impact and frequent ...

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Boehner: No formal talks on immigration bill

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner says the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year. Boehner tells Capitol Hill reporters ...

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Priest activist to speak on race, immigration

Luis Barrios, a college professor and Episcopal priest, will be in Rochester this Saturday night speaking on the roles immigration and race play in U.S. policy. Courtesy Luis Barrios

In order to begin to correct what Luis Barrios calls unjust immigration policies, two things need to happen. Barrios, a college professor, Episcopal priest and native of Puerto Rico, said that first, people have to understand the real reasons why ...

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