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New signs of rising illegal immigration into US

WASHINGTON — The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession. The total number of immigrants living in this country unlawfully edged up from 11.3 million ...

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Budget office view boosts Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON — Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars. Congress’ nonpartisan ...

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Senators argue over ID mandates

WASHINGTON — Senators weighing a landmark immigration bill defeated an effort by Republicans on Tuesday to require biometric identification — such as fingerprinting — to track who is entering and leaving the country. The amendment by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ...

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Could immigration bill set off another backlash?

WASHINGTON  — As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether relatively tame opposition balloons into the kind of fierce resistance that killed Congress’ last attempt to overhaul ...

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Schumer: Immigration bill helps Northeast farmers

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer says farmers, especially in the dairy industry, will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws proposed in an 844-page bipartisan bill. Schumer says the bill, ...

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Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

WASHINGTON — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate over measures to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country ...

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Schumer sees deal this week on immigration

WASHINGTON — A raucous public debate over the nation’s flawed immigration system is set to begin in earnest this week as senators finalize a bipartisan bill to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country ...

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LWV sponsors immigration talk

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area and the Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice are hosting a forum, “Untold Truths: Immigration & You,” at 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Brighton Town Hall. Andrea Callan, ...

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Senators to tour Mexico border

PHOENIX — A group of U.S. senators who will be influential in shaping and negotiating details of an immigration reform package is traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to get a firsthand look at issues affecting the region. Republican ...

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