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Hutchison, Kyl propose plan similar to DREAM Act — but without citizenship

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The “Achieve Act” creates a three tier system for illegal immigrants of “good moral character” under the age of 28 who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 14 to obtain legal standing while pursuing higher education or military service. [Read More]

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Republicans turn attention to immigration reform

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Republicans are in damage-control mode after their rough election and they’re zeroing in on a new goal. It’s immigration, stupid.

Top GOP members are turning to immigration reform as the solution to an image of the party tainted by negative rhetoric toward Latinos that came up this election. Mitt Romney reopened fresh wounds when he said President Barack Obama was reelected because he bribed minority groups with “extraordinary gifts from the government.”

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Poll shows majority of Americans support immigration reform

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A post-election poll shows a solid majority of Americans favoring immigration reform and a slim majority supporting same-sex marriage. Legalization of marijuana gains support as well. [Read More]