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Civil liberties advocates slam pay-to-protest ruling

SAN ANTONIO - Progressive activists here are considering further action against a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel that the police department can selectively penalize free speech rights.

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DREAM Act vote nears in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and congressional Democrats plan to add legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth in college or the military, as part of the $725 billion defense authorization bill.

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In wake of judge’s ruling, immigrant rights protests continue

Though the ruling was widely hailed as a victory by the immigrants' rights movement, protests and lobbying continue toward the goal of a comprehensive immigration reform.

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Progressive center machine-gunned

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southwest Workers Union's living quarters was sprayed with semi-automatic rifle fire July 11, leaving a 23-year-old intern in critical condition.

Cheers for our side!

Cheers and jeers: Frogs and workers? Texas turning blue? Republicans going Green? Obama a Communist? and more.

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Sacramento votes to boycott Arizona

California's capital city last week joined a growing movement to boycott Arizona until its anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is repealed.

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Radio station sparks furor over “chasing aliens” contest

Immigrant rights groups are demanding that a talk-radio station in Columbus, Ohio, apologize for promoting a contest last week that dehumanizes immigrants.

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Border Patrol accused in immigrant death

Mexican human rights defenders are accusing the U.S. Border Patrol of beating, kicking and tasering a Mexican undocumented immigrant to death in San Diego, Calif.

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Arizona law bad for our health, doctors say

A coalition of medical organizations has condemned Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, calling it a "step backwards for the health and well being of the nation."

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Arizona marches against hate

PHOENIX -- It may have been Arizona's biggest demonstration ever.

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