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Why Obama's Executive Actions Prove That Immigration Law Is Doomed to Complexity

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

Someone recently asked me what makes immigration law so complicated, and whether it has to be that way. I paused, contemplating polarized congressional debates, hastily crafted compromises, and the messy legislation that results.

Key Issue Sees Rising Attention In 2013

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza Sept 11 (Reuters) - The number of immigration-related laws passed by U.S. states rebounded sharply in the first ha...

States Stable 2 Years After Immigration Laws

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

VIDALIA, Ga. — Two years after Georgia and Alabama passed laws designed to drive away people living in the country illegally, the states' agricu...

Activists: Hey Congress! 'Stop Talking, And Start Acting'

AP | LAUREN GAMBINO | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S....

States Scale Back Immigration Enforcement Efforts After Legal Problems

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

* Decline attributed to pending litigation * Budget issues, redistricting bigger priorities this year By Tim Gaynor ...

Ahead of Arizona Primary a Decline in Political Cachet of State Immigration Laws

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

It is disingenuous at best for the Republican Party to say out of one corner of their mouth that our immigration system is broken, then do everything they can to stop any wholesale fix. Our states and our country deserve better.