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Entries by Elise Foley from 10/2011

Rick Perry As Pro-Immigrant? Not Quite, Students Say

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maria Fernanda Cabello, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University, moved to Texas from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She and her ...

Super Committee Holds More Closed-Door Meetings

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic members of a 12-member super committee with extraordinary powers to shape spending over the next decade held another ...

Janet Napolitano: Secure Communities 'Got Off To A Bad Start'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted on Wednesday that there had been major missteps in rolling out Secure Communities,...

John Boehner: Jobs Bill Requires Obama To Compromise

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner's office is leading a new call for the president to compromise with House Republicans on pieces of his jobs bill, n...

John Boehner: Obama Threw In The Towel On Governing (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), while once again calling for cooperation with the White House, took a shot at President Barack Obam...

Jeanne Shaheen To Skip End Of Award Ceremony To Vote On Jobs Bill [UPDATED]

Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will be in Washington on Tuesday evening to vote for the American Jobs Act, despite planning earlier...

Chuck Schumer: 'Almost Impossible' Democrats Will Lose Senate In 2012

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was bullish on Wednesday on the Democratic Party's chances in the 2012 election, saying the party is likely ...

South Carolina Immigration Law Faces Legal Challenge

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of immigrant rights groups filed a suit on Wednesday to block South Carolina's crackdown on unauthorized immigration, saying...

Alabama Immigrants To DOJ: 'The Situation Here Is Very Dire'

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

Department of Justice officials made a surprise appearance at a community forum in Birmingham, Ala. on Thursday evening, encouraging residents to repo...

Alabama Immigration Law Partially Blocked

Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

Several provisions of a harsh Alabama immigration law were blocked by a federal appeals court on Friday, ending their enforcement until the court can ...

Immigrants To Wells Fargo: Stop Investing In For-Profit Detention

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

Latino and Somali immigrants are organizing in Minneapolis, Minn., against Wells Fargo, telling the bank to stop donating to anti-immigrant politician...

Obama Administration Sets Deportation Record

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration set a new record for deportations, removing nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year, Imm...

Michele Bachmann: 'I Want To Completely Abolish The Tax Code' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

During Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on CNN, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the tax code needs to be entirely rewritten and replaced w...

Mitt Romney, Rick Perry Take Hits On Their Immigration Records (VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney defended his record on undocumented immigration during a Tuesday GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, taking hits from Texa...

Jan Brewer: Alabama Will Survive Immigration Law

Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who put in place the first in a string of state crackdowns on unauthorized immigration, defended on Tuesday a si...

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 180 sexual abuse complaints have been reported in immigration detention centers since 2007, according to government documents ...

California Republican: State Should Imprison Undocumented Immigrants Abroad

Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

A Republican state assemblyman in California has what he calls "a wild idea": The state should consider building prisons abroad to house undocumented ...

Newt Gingrich Courts Latino Voters While Calling For English-Only Government

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich criticized his party for failing to reach out to Latino voters in an article published Sun...

DREAM Act-Eligible Man Faces Deportation, Despite Policy Change

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Shamir Ali, a 25-year-old born in Bangladesh, was at work at a Miami luxury car dealership last week when federal officers raided the company. FBI off...

Russell Pearce Targeted In Mailer For 'Tainted' Contributions

Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than two weeks until the recall election of Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, a national campaign watchdog group is sending p...

Alabama Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Don't Have To Go Home, But They Can't Stay There

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama immigration law H.B. 56 is driving undocumented immigrants out of the state, leaving jobs empty and some farms unable to harvest...

Cecilia Muñoz Catches Heat From Former Immigration Allies

Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the beginning of his administration, immigration reform has been a sensitive issue for President Barack Obama. As the disappointme...

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government

Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

South Carolina Immigration Law Draws Challenge From Justice Department

Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a recently enacted South Carolina immigration law, following suits ...