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Panel: Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states

Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.

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Nationwide spring bus tours to culminate in marches on Washington

The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.

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Deportees, families “come out of the shadows” with heart-rending stories

Since 2008, the Obama administration has deported almost 2 million people, more than during any other presidency.

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"Fed up" day laborers launch anti-deportation drive

When Pilar comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family's tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter frequently has a question for her."Why isn't my Daddy home?"

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San Jose activists press county supervisors to combat immigration scams

Immigration fraud is a nationwide problem. Unscrupulous individuals, many posing as attorneys, promise immigrants assistance, but they fail to deliver.

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Fasters for families: Boehner, stop playing with our lives!

"We are taking our message to John Boehner that he must put immigration reform to a vote."

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Republicans issue sketchy immigration tenets

The Republican principles give some things to the immigrant community but also impose severe new repressive measures. 

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Day Laborers demand an end to deportations

NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.

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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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GOP tries to pit immigrants against unemployed

Senate Dems were unable to get cloture on a bill to extend unemployment benefits for people who have run out of eligibility without having been able to find work.

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