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Despite Romney?s Stance, Mormons Moderate on Immigration

Although Mormons are typically more conservative than the general population, Mormons appear to be almost evenly divided over issues of immigration. According to a 2011 study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Mormons’ views on sex and reproductive rights are very conservative when compared to the general public. Almost 80 percent of …

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Canadian Program Could Mean More US Asylum Seekers

The debate about U.S. immigration policies often focuses on the country’s border with Mexico, but more attention might soon be paid to the country’s northern border. A “balanced refugee reform” program set to be launched by Canada’s Conservative-led government might result in a flood of asylum seekers crossing the border from Canada to the United …

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Debate over illegal immigrant jailing policy in Chicago

A policy enacted by Chicago’s Cook County is under scrutiny months after taking effect. In September 2011, Cook County commissioners passed an ordinance stating that jail personnel should ignore federal immigration detainers, as the detainers are not arrest warrants, and inmates should only have to pay their bond, regardless of their citizenship status, to be …

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Slipping American businesses attempt to recruit immigrants

Involved in a major effort to overhaul some of its industries, Michigan is touting itself as one of the most pro-immigration states in the nation. Calling himself the most pro-immigration governor in the country, Republican Rick Snyder has repeatedly urged Congress to ease regulations for green cards and citizenship applications for foreign workers. Synder, the …

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Obama immigration adviser moves up to director of Domestic Policy Council

Cecilia Munoz, a key proponent of U.S. immigration reform in the Obama administration, has been promoted to the director of the Domestic Policy Council. The daughter of Bolivian immigrants, Munoz’s approach to immigration services has always been at a grassroots, civil rights level. A 2000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient, Munoz was vice president of …

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