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GOP votes to prevent "dreamers" from getting a break

On June 13, the House of Representatives voted on a mostly partisan line to prevent the Obama administration from giving undocumented immigrants brought here as children a break.

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NY City Council passes family leave

By a 45-3 margin, the NYC Council on May 8 passed a bill mandating paid sick or family leave for millions of workers in thousands of businesses. The margin can override any threatened mayoral veto.

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Senate immigration bill: big advances, real dangers

Numerous groups are working out their point-by-point analyses of the Senate bill, which is more than 800 pages long.

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Senate immigration bill hailed

Last week's unprecedented march on Washington D.C. to "Keep Families Together" through immigration reform has borne its first fruit, immigrant rights activists are saying.

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Report challenges anti-immigrant "enforcement first" calls

The United States already spends more money on and has more infrastructure devoted to stopping undocumented immigrants from entering the country than for any other activity designated as illegal.

Marine's father deported week after Afghanistan deployment

A young Marine from Oak Cliff found out, a week after being deployed to Afghanistan, that his father had been deported to Mexico!

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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Immigration rights activists applaud hardship waiver proposal

This past Friday, the Obama administration announced rule changes in immigration policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to seek a hardship waiver while staying in the United States.

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New health care law benefits women and children

The new health care reform law, the Affordable Health Care Act, contains numerous benefits for women and children, women's advocates say.

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Panel: Family policy caught in political partisanship

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.

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