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Federal prosecutors say Marcos Rodriguez-Perez admitted he and four others took part in the killing of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas during a robbery attempt. (Getty Images)

Man Gets 56 Years In Border Agent Killing

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 56 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was lured into a trap to steal his night-vision goggles.


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Gov. Brown To Sign Bill Giving Immigrants Licenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses. Immigrant advocates have […]


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Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.


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Anti-Illegal Immigration Ballot Initiative Cleared To Gather Signatures

A proposed ballot initiative that would strengthen enforcement and tighten laws against undocumented immigrants has been cleared to begin gathering signatures from California residents for the November 2012 election.


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Brown Signs California Dream Act

Illegal immigrants can now apply for state-funded scholarships and aid at state universities after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed the second half of a legislative package targeting such students.


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Bill Would Let Illegal Immigrant Students Get Aid

The state Senate on Wednesday approved the second half of contentious legislation that would allow students who are illegal immigrants to apply for state-funded scholarships and financial aid.


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SF Sheriff Wants To Use New Immigration Policy

If the San Francisco sheriff’s plan becomes reality, illegal immigrants arrested for petty crimes won’t be held in jail longer than necessary, even if federal immigration agents may want them detained for possible deportation.


Calif. May Let Some Opt Out Of Immigration Checks

California lawmakers are the latest to weigh joining efforts in other states to gain control over a controversial national program that automatically checks the immigration status of arrestees.


The All-American Canal in Calexico (AP File Photo)

Buoys Strung At Border Canal To Stop Drownings

A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally.


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Court: Some Immigrants Entitled To Tuition Breaks

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities.