Stories tagged: Immigration
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014, 6:54 A.M.
French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers
PARIS (AP) — Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant …
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014, 2:25 A.M.
Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the …
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
Editorial: Optimistic words not enough to make urgent immigration fix
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made some welcome remarks last week about the prospects for immigration reform. But infighting among her fellow Republican leaders suggests legislation will not be on the …
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
Christine M. Flowers: Immigration solutions require balance, open-mindedness
Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brush strokes about foreigners. Actually, they …
FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014
McMorris Rodgers visits Spokane
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws still has a shot in 2014. “I think immigration is still a possibility,” she said, despite the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014
Immigrant college aid bill heads to Gov. Inslee’s desk
OLYMPIA – Students who aren’t legal residents but who grow up in Washington and graduate from its schools will be eligible for some state financial aid for college under key …
THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013
Immigration protest at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office ends in arrests
A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane. They were part of a protest calling on Republicans in the House of …
SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013
Rep. Raul Labrador says ‘it’s not the time’ for immigration legislation
BOISE – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, who has been at the center of talks in Congress on immigration reform, says he now believes reform likely won’t happen this year …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013
For EWU graduate, immigration reform worth risking arrest
Lucia Vazquez’s tears didn’t begin flowing until she and more than 100 other women seated themselves in the road near the steps of the U.S. House of Representatives. “I was …
MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013
Labrador: Immigration reform unlikely this year
BOISE – Lawmakers are returning to the nation’s capital after a five-week break and have unfinished business on immigration. But Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has expressed an increasing skepticism …
SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013
Guest opinion: Immigration is broken; let’s fix it
When lawmakers return to Washington, D.C., in September, they will have an opportunity to fix the nation’s broken immigration system. With the Senate successfully advancing legislation in June – and …
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Court can, technically, get many in a lather
It was the squirt of lotion heard ’round the world. Or at least heard ’round the Washington state Supreme Court chambers.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Veteran, wife hope for waiver
Listening to those who get all beet-faced over immigration, one might get the idea that there are two, and only two, kinds of immigrants: “legal” and “illegal.” But, as with …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Anti-tax activist Norquist touts immigration reform
BOISE – Grover Norquist is best known as an anti-tax activist – he wrote the no-tax-hikes pledge that’s now been signed by nearly every Republican member of Congress – but …
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
Labrador pulls out of immigration talks
WASHINGTON – Rep. Raul Labrador, one of Congress’ strongest conservative voices in the fight for an immigration overhaul, is walking away from bipartisan talks over disagreements on providing health care …
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
Vestal: ‘Citizen’ and ‘illegal’ are nuanced concepts
Is Guillermo Guzman a good teacher and contributing member of his community? Or is he merely illegal?
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
Labrador carries independence to D.C.
WASHINGTON – While speaking to Latino voters in Boise about a decade ago, Raul Labrador caught the eye of Idaho’s highest-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives. The audience …
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013, 11:50 A.M.
Washington teacher accused of identity theft
COULEE DAM, Wash. — A teacher in the Coulee Dam School District is accused of forgery and identity theft.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013
Region’s lawmakers split on speech
WASHINGTON – The Inland Northwest congressional delegation was both impressed and rankled by President Barack Obama’s fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said she …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013
Proposal opens up State Need Grant
OLYMPIA –Young adults who came to the United States with their parents as children and were raised and educated here would be eligible for some state college aid under a …
THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
Faith Action Network to host annual legislative conference
The theme for this year’s Eastern Washington Legislative Conference is money: grace and justice. The daylong convention on Saturday features sessions on wage theft, criminal justice reform, the death penalty, …
FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 12:20 A.M.
Fewer health care options for illegal immigrants
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — For years, Sonia Limas would drag her daughters to the emergency room whenever they fell sick. As an illegal immigrant, she had no health insurance, and …
THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 2:31 P.M.
APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to stop interpreting
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents will no longer serve as interpreters when local law enforcement agencies request language help, according to a new decree issued by the Department …
THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012
Invalid visa detains Interplayers’ artistic director in Canada
For Interplayers Theatre, the show must go on – even when its artistic director has been detained in Canada. Reed McColm, a Canadian citizen, traveled to his hometown of Edmonton, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 6:30 P.M.
Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US
MIAMI (AP) — Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 12:29 P.M.
Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 11:17 A.M.
Gov’t arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 10:15 A.M.
Gypsies take curious route through US to asylum
DERBY LINE, Vermont (AP) — A minivan with California license plates and a dozen passengers zipped across the border between Vermont and Quebec in October, heading north in a southbound …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 10:12 A.M.
Former Nazi guard appeals to immigration board
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Nazi concentration camp guard, who has lived quietly in western Pennsylvania for more than 50 years, is taking his deportation fight to the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 4:20 A.M.
Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …