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  • Officials ease enforcement for some illegal immigrants

    May 3, 2012 1:25 AM

    Federal immigration officials are easing up on illegal immigrants who commit minor traffic violations, and that includes DUIs. The move reflects the Obama administration's recent efforts to crack down on high-risk or violent illegal immigrants as opposed to those with clean records. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is... more »
  • Locals speak out on controversial Dream Act

    December 9, 2010 9:41 PM

    Democrats have delayed a vote on controversial legislation that would pave the way to citizenship for many young illegal immigrants. It's called the Dream Act. It would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, if they enroll in college or join the... more »
  • Number of illegal immigrants in US now declining

    September 1, 2010 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) An independent research group today reports that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in 20 years. The review finds that substantially fewer undocumented workers from Mexico, Latin America and elsewhere are crossing the border in search of jobs. The analysis... more »
  • Both sides heated over illegal immigration

    May 26, 2010 9:57 PM

    Controversy is sweeping the country because of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. It allows authorities to question people in that state if they think they're in the country illegally. Critics say it will lead to racial profiling. An NBC News poll out today says 61 percent of... more »
  • Spotlight falls on illegal immigration

    May 26, 2010 2:21 PM

    All eyes are on illegal immigration. The issue has taken on new significance following the passage of a new Arizona law, requiring authorities to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be in the country illegally. President Barack Obama has announced he will send 1,200 National Guard... more »
  • Central Coast Minuteman Corps will host local meeting

    February 18, 2010 1:47 PM

    The third annual informational meeting of the Central Coast Minuteman Corps of California will be held Thursday night in Santa Maria. "The problems and risks of illegal immigration and what you can do about," is the topic of the meeting. The meeting begins at 7:00pm and will be held... more »

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