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High Court narrows scope of previous ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court says there can be no retroactive application of its ruling that lawyers have to tell their clients if pleading guilty to a crime could cause their deportation. The high court’s 7-2 ruling came Wednesday ...

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Senators see path to immigrants’ legalization

WASHINGTON — Illegal immigrants might face around a 10-year wait to become legal permanent U.S. residents under sweeping immigration overhaul legislation taking shape in the Senate, negotiators said Thursday. That’s shorter than some current wait times though longer than some ...

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Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. The deal, ...

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Immigration overhaul Chamber’s top priority

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that the “door to the American dream must always remain open” as he announced a broad coalition of business, labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups intent ...

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Renewed call for student visa checks

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging immediate passage of his bi-partisan legislation to increase oversight of the student visa program. His push comes after a Bangladesh native was arrested Wednesday after trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building ...

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U.S. government launches new immigration program

WASHINGTON — Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits. Homeland Security announced the details Tuesday of ...

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Appeals court backs high court on Arizona’s SB1070

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has sided with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to throw out major parts of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. A two-page ruling Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed the ...

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Telesca enjoys welcoming new citizens

Swearing in new citizens is always special for U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca, but once a year he gets to step back in time and welcome them on the nation’s birthday at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in ...

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Immigrants big business for prison companies

MIAMI — The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation’s largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing ...

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