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Feb 7, 2013

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 advocates might like. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Robert Menendez of New Jersey […]

May 22, 2012

Court: Illegal children can’t rely on parents’ status to avoid removal

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that illegal immigrant children convicted of a crime can’t utilize the lawful permanent resident status of their parents to obtain cancellation of removal. The ruling in the consolidated cases of Holder v. Gutierrez and Holder v. Sawyers overturned a 9th Circuit decision that said residency requirements pursuant […]

Jan 10, 2012

USCIS proposes rule change

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service posted a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on Friday to begin the process of changing procedural rules regarding the amount of time illegal immigrants with immediate American family members have to spend out of the country and away from their families to get a green card. The […]

Dec 12, 2011

High Court to look at state immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for an election-year decision on an issue that is already shaping presidential politics. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of […]

Jun 6, 2011

Court orders new look at Pa. city immigration regs

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a new look at a Pennsylvania city's crackdown on employment and housing for illegal immigrants following the high court's recent decision upholding an Arizona employer sanctions law.

Apr 22, 2011

8 counties join fingerprint program

BUFFALO — Federal immigration authorities have signed on eight more New York counties to the Secure Communities program. The 2½-year-old program red flags potential criminal illegal immigrants by running the fingerprints of people arrested ...

Dec 27, 2010

In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration.

Nov 30, 2010

Slaughter Announces federal aid for arts

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, of Fairport has announced the awarding of $175,000 in federal funds to Western New York groups that support artists. Several Rochester area programs are receiving grants ...

Oct 19, 2010

Lawmakers attempt citizenship legislation

PHOENIX — Lawmakers in at least 14 states are collaborating on proposed legislation to deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, according to lawmakers, including the sponsor of Arizona’s 2010 law targeting illegal immigration.

Sep 10, 2010

Court to hear arguments on Dec. 8 over Ariz. law

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Dec. 8 in an appeal by business and civil rights groups that are trying to overturn a 2007 Arizona law that prohibits employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

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