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2009-02-02 15:34:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frustrated that they have been unable to enact a massive illegal alien amnesty and huge increases in immigration, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and America's Voice have scheduled yet another "news" conference that will be short on policy analysis but long on blame, baseless allegations, and general attempts to discredit any immigration policy organization with which they disagree. The open borders, amnesty advocates have failed to win...

2008-07-08 21:00:03

WASHINGTON _ After months of treading softly on immigration, Barack Obama put the issue center stage Tuesday when he accused John McCain of setting aside years of support for a guest-worker program to appease conservatives and further his presidential ambition. The attack, delivered to a major Hispanic group, served the dual purpose of broadening Obama's appeal to a critical segment of the electorate, while chipping away at his rival's image as a maverick and reformer. "He used to buck his...

2006-09-04 17:33:38

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of liberalized immigration laws bellowed at each other through bullhorns at a rally in Phoenix on Monday as pressure on the U.S. Congress to break a deadlock over a proposed immigration overhaul gathered pace nationwide. About a thousand supporters of a Senate bill offering millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship gathered outside the Capitol building in downtown Phoenix on Labor Day, chanting, "We are America"...

2006-09-01 17:27:54

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists took to the streets of Chicago on Friday, in the first of a week of marches nationwide to step up pressure on a returning U.S. Congress to move forward with a stalled immigration overhaul. Dozens of marchers waving U.S., Mexican and other flags set off from Chinatown, at the start of a four-day trek to the district offices in Batavia, Illinois, of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican. Organizers said they...

2006-09-01 15:37:43

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists took to the streets of Chicago on Friday, in the first of a week of marches nationwide to step up pressure on a returning U.S. Congress to move forward with a stalled immigration overhaul. Dozens of marchers waving U.S., Mexican and other flags set off from Chinatown, at the start of a four-day trek to the district offices in Batavia, Ill., of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican. Organizers said they planned...

2006-08-03 15:56:16

By Steve Holland MISSION, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush argued on Thursday for combining tougher border enforcement with a guest-worker program for illegal immigrants as he clung to a position at odds with conservative Republicans. Bush stopped within a stone's throw of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border on the way to his Crawford, Texas, ranch for 10 days of vacation mixed with work on the Middle East and other issues. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to...

2006-07-29 08:08:07

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and immigrant rights activists, who showed up at the Minuteman event, became involved in a heated...

2006-07-29 08:00:14

Corrects description of scuffle in second paragraph in story that ran originally on July 26, 2006. By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and...

2006-07-17 16:55:41

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush has told Mexican President Vicente Fox that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before elections in November, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about the negotiations in Congress over an immigration overhaul when the two leaders met at the G-8 summit in Russia at the weekend. Bush cautioned that time was running out. "He pointed out that this period is very short, there are only two or three weeks before...

2006-07-17 13:39:52

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush told Mexican President Vicente Fox the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before November congressional elections, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about Congress' negotiations on immigration when the two leaders met at the Group of Eight summit in Russia during the weekend. Bush cautioned that time was running out. "He pointed out that this period is very short, there are only two or three weeks before...