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Eye On Boise Immigration archive

MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2018

THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2018

Labrador pushes bill to build wall

Raul Labrador and three other Republicans are introducing a bill that would let some undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children stay for another three years, while also passing a host of other immigration-related measures Republicans have been discussing, including a $30 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and cutting legal...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017

Idaho farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap

Farmers in southern Idaho are increasingly turning to the guest worker program to fill the gap left by the shrinking labor force in the state. The Capital Press reports that Idaho Department of Labor figures show applications from agricultural businesses seeking workers under the H-2A program increased by 32 percent from 2015...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

Labrador named chair of House immigration subcommittee 

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has been named chairman of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced today. Labrador replaces Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who will shift to chair the...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador speaks in favor of his immigration crackdown bill in the House Judiciary Committee during a committee markup session, May 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (House Judiciary Committee)

Labrador presses immigration crackdown bill in Congress 

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador pressed a sweeping immigration enforcement bill Thursday that would add 12,500 additional armed federal immigration officers, penalize sanctuary cities, enlist state and local police in federal immigration enforcement, impose new criminal penalties and step up detentions and deportations...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

Resolution honoring Idaho immigrants, refugees gets pushback 10 

An Idaho Democratic lawmaker's resolution honoring immigrants and refugees faced opposition from a legislative panel after Republican members questioned the timeliness of such praise. Rep. Hy Kloc, of Boise, says his resolution introduced Thursday is intended to recognize the ongoing contributions of immigrants...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017





SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

Why Labrador voted 'present' 

When the U.S. House voted 219-197 late last week to disapprove of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador didn’t vote “yes.” He didn’t vote “no” either. Instead, Labrador voted “present,” mystifying the folks back home. A request for comment to...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

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