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White Republican Changes Name to Cesar Chavez to Fool Latino Voters

White Republican Changes Name to Cesar Chavez to Fool Latino Voters
Scott Fistler is a two time failed GOP candidate in Arizona. Clearly, the people of Arizona have no interest in this Republican's ideology. So, what's a failed politician to do? He changed his name to Cesar Chavez so the growing Latino population might vote for him.
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A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction

A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction
From the current VA scandal to Obamacare's implementation to immigration, to just about every major legislative initiative, Republicans have made obstructing into an art form. And the beauty of it all is that they're blaming the Democrats. AND the media is falling for it, hook and sinker.
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Amnesty Shamnesty: Republican Party Still Battling Itself Over Immigration

Amnesty Shamnesty: Republican Party Still Battling Itself Over Immigration
Republicans must do something about immigration reform now or they will find themselves speeding into another presidential election year wrestling with the same “Latino problem” that destroyed any chance for a Republican victory in the last election. But will the Tea Party fringe of the GOP let anything happen?
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Alabama's $580k Lawyer Donation

Alabama's $580k Lawyer Donation
So far, Alabama State Senator Scott Beason's signature anti-immigrant legislation, HB56, has stuck the whole state in Beason lines, hurt Alabama farmers, captured foreign auto executives, stained the state's reputation around the world, and cost real money that the state does not have. The latest court settlement brings Alabama's legal costs defending the overreaching bill to over half a million dollars.
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Rep Coffman to Minority Language Voters: 'Pull Out a Dictionary'

Rep Coffman to Minority Language Voters: 'Pull Out a Dictionary'
​Rep. Mike Coffman has spent a great deal of time in recent months "reaching out" to the many ethnic groups in the new Sixth Congressional District, working hard to burnish his credentials with Asian and African immigrants in addition to his now-famous reversals on immigration policy – all directly intended to appease the large percentage of immigrant and ethnic minority voters in his district. His tune was a little different just three years ago.
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Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary

Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary
The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security. The Defense Department's former top lawyer said offering a path to citizenship would encourage such immigrants "to come out of the shadow, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience."
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Alicia A. Caldwell
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Nearly Half of Country's Immigration Judges Set to Retire, Could Push Court Backlog to Brink

Nearly Half of Country's Immigration Judges Set to Retire, Could Push Court Backlog to Brink
The nation's already backlogged immigration courts might soon be thrown into more havoc as roughly half of their 220 judges will be eligible for retirement next year. The Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the nation's 59 immigration courts, says the court already has 32 vacancies, contributing to the current backlog of nearly 350,000 cases. Judges are overwhelmed, and immigrants with legitimate asylum claims can spend years in legal limbo.
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Laura Wides-Munoz
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Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act

Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act
Amid recent attempts to repeal the DREAM Act in Texas, eleven state senators are calling for the preservation of the legislation that offers in-state tuition to students who have lived in Texas for over three years regardless of immigration status. The law has been a popular target for repeal among Republicans.
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CA Allows Undocumented Immigrants to Gain Drivers' Licenses

CA Allows Undocumented Immigrants to Gain Drivers' Licenses
A bill passed the California legislature that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for and receive drivers' licenses. This is part of the effort local and state officials are making toward immigration reform. The same reform has stagnated at the federal level.
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Denver Representative Wants to Limit Rights of Immigrants, Deny Citizenship to Children

Denver Representative Wants to Limit Rights of Immigrants, Deny Citizenship to Children
During an interview with The Denver Post Colorado Representative Mike Coffman affirmed his opposition to the longstanding U.S. law granting citizenship to people born on American soil, even if their parents are not citizens, more commonly referred to the policy of birthright citizenship.
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