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Obama, Brewer meet at White House

Obama, Brewer meet at White House

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met at the White House Thursday to discuss their differences on border, immigration and crime issues.
Challenge to Ariz. law may be shaky

Challenge to Ariz. law may be shaky

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Civil liberties groups have mounted a passionate constitutional attack against Arizona's tough new illegal immigrant law, saying its "sweeping requirements" violate the U.S. and state constitutions and will lead to racial profiling.
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Border security

Border security

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama looks to deploy 1,200 National Guard members along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration and drug-related violence.
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Obama to GOP: Let's work together

Obama to GOP: Let's work together

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and the Senate Republican Conference had a "good exchange" at their Tuesday meeting, the White House said.

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Calderon and the immigration debate

Calderon and the immigration debate

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon drew both praise and criticism from lawmakers for his forceful statements on immigration during his 2-day visit to Washington last week but immigration reform advocates said they don't necessarily expect his trip to shape the debate in the U.S. Congress.
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Obama marks heritage month

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama welcomed a group of people to the White House Monday to help observe Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Calderon seeks immigration, weapons help

Calderon seeks immigration, weapons help

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon made forceful calls Thursday for the United States to act on immigration reform and to stem the illegal flow of weapons to Mexico during a speech before the U.S. Congress.
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Calderon, Obama talk immigration

Calderon, Obama talk immigration

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama took a shot at Republicans for their reluctance to work with the Democrats on immigration reform at a White House appearance Wednesday with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
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Justices might like national ID card

Justices might like national ID card

WASHINGTON, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Americans are facing the prospect, some say the specter, of a national ID card. At least one civil liberties advocate warns the proposed card would bring government "into the very center of our lives."
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Chicago congressman under investigation

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating a Chicago congressman's role in winning approval of a development in the city, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

Rubio slams Crist

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Republican Marco Rubio, who sent Gov. Charlie Crist into independent territory in the U.S. Senate race in Florida, Sunday called him a political weather vane.

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Protesters demand U.S. immigration reform

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Protesters took to the streets across America Saturday to rally against Arizona's strict new immigration law and demand federal immigration reform.

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ACLU blasts national ID card proposal

ACLU blasts national ID card proposal

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Civil liberties advocates decried a Democratic proposal that would require all workers in the United States to carry an ID card with biometric identifiers.

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Senate Dems say will move on immigration

Senate Dems say will move on immigration

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Senate Democratic leaders said Thursday they will move forward with immigration reform that would include instituting national ID cards.
Immigration divisive issue this year

Immigration divisive issue this year

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A vote on U.S. immigration reform this year could cause short-term problems for the Democrats and long-term ones for Republicans, observers say.

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GOP pledges to block immigration bill push

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Two Republican U.S. senators said Sunday they'll join other GOP lawmakers to block Democrats' efforts to push ahead with immigration reform.

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Graham won't move ahead on climate bill

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he won't move forward on a bipartisan climate bill he co-wrote because Democrats have made immigration a higher priority.

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