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The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.

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Unions link arms with advocates for immigrant workers

The AFL-CIO signed groundbreaking partnership agreements with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Guestworkers Alliance.

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Obama puts immigration reform back on table

El Paso Mayor John Cook praised the president's speech as "right on," and added that a comprehensive approach beyond just enforcement makes most sense.

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Immigrant rights get a boost in Illinois

The Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, which would establish a state "Dream" commission to administer privately funded scholarships to as many as 95,000 students of immigrant parents.

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Anti-immigrant bill could hurt Florida tourism

Criminalizing undocumented immigrants might make good politics, especially for Republicans supported by the tea party movement, but it would cripple the state's economy.

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Panel: Immigrants are big plus for places like Detroit

Did you know Southeast Michigan is home to 365,000 foreign-born residents, the second largest foreign-born population in the Great Lakes region? Well, it's a big plus for this hard-hit region, experts say.

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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Latinos, immigrants and labor form strategic alliance

America's 50 million Latinos have become a political and economic force to be reckoned with, especially when they join with immigrants rights groups and labor.

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Outcry grows over Detroit ICE tactics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a 1,000-strong rally here Monday, spurred by an incident in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in SUVs surrounded an elementary school.

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Border communities are ground zero for hunger

For the people who live in boder towns, some with roots going back for generations, these tiny communities are home to growing hunger and poverty.

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