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Immigration information classes to be held in Massachusetts

Classes intended to help lawful residents attain their US citizenship will begin soon in western Massachusetts. The Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is sponsoring the classes that will help immigrants through the naturalization process, according to The Republican. Participants will get assistance with studying for the US citizenship test and preparing for naturalization interviews, …

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Oklahoma Senate committee approves two hard-line immigration proposals

The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved bills aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. These two pieces of legislation would allow authorities to seize property from people not in the country legally and deny citizenship in the Sooner State to babies born in the U.S. to unlawful residents, respectively, according to Fox News Latino. …

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Tennessee lawmakers propose Arizona-like laws

Two Republican state Congressmen from Tennessee recently introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement agents to inquire about a suspect’s legal status. State Representative Joe Carr and state Senator Bill Ketron introduced the bill, which is similar to a provision in the controversial Arizona immigration legislation that was introduced last year, according to The …

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Hispanic advocacy group asks for apology from South Dakota lawmaker

An Iowa-based Hispanic advocacy group is calling for an apology from a South Dakota state lawmaker for using the term “anchor babies” during a committee discussion of an immigration bill. Republican state Representative Manny Steele used the term, which refers to children of illegal immigrants who are born in America, during discussions of legislation that …

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