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Oberweis regrets ‘harsh tone’ on immigration
Before a standing-room-only crowd of immigration reform activists, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis on Tuesday offered a mea culpa for a track record of taking harsh stances on illegal immigrants. Speaking at the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition alongside a Mount Rushmore of Illinois Republicans, Oberweis admitted he was known as a “hawk” on immigration reform but said he has ...

Immigration reform not dead after all?
Conventional political wisdom suggests that immigration reform in a midterm election year has a snowball's chance in July of getting any traction.

Computer bug bogs down immigration courts
Computer glitches are bedeviling federal immigration courts in Georgia and across the nation, a problem that could delay deportation cases, keep people locked up longer and drive up taxpayer costs for their detention, said local immigration attorneys.

Denver immigration lawyers sue for access to federal court building
An association representing Colorado immigration attorneys is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over immigration-court access problems at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver.

Immigration reform: If Obama moves on his own, how big a political risk?
President Obama has long insisted he does not have the power to waive deportations of illegal immigrants on his own.  But under pressure from political allies, Mr. Obama may be headed for some changes of immigration policy via the Department of Homeland Security. Obama set the stage for the reported recommendations last month, when he ordered Secretary Johnson to review how current immigration ...

Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back immigration bill
The two candidates at the top of the Illinois GOP ticket refused to give their outright support for immigration changes that have passed the U.S. Senate.

Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back Senate-approved immigration reform measure
The two candidates at the top of the Illinois Republican ticket this fall spoke at an event Tuesday designed to pressure the state’s GOP congressional delegation to pass sweeping immigration changes, but both refused to give their outright support for the legislation that’s already passed the U.S. Senate.

Immigration lawyers, DHS settle over access problems at federal court
Colorado immigration attorneys have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over immigration-court access problems at the Byron G.

GOP looks for unity on immigration reform
Immigration reform is an issue that has created a division within the Republican Party across the country, but in Illinois party members are coming together to make sure they are on the same page when it comes to the issue.

Should Obama use the power of his pen?
Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to push through reform. House Speaker John Boehner feels confident that doing so will tank what little support the President has among Republicans on immigration reform.


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