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UH Students Get New Immigration Resource

Posted on · The federal government now grants some undocumented immigrants — who were brought here as children — permits to stay in the country for up to two years without fear of deportation. But it's a complicated process and some legal experts are reaching out to immigrants to help them navigate the system.

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Immigration Status Questions Abound

Posted on · Houston's diverse population and large immigrant community could put the city at the forefront of the debate over so-called sanctuary cities. Governor Rick Perry told lawmakers he wants to create legislation to abolish sanctuary cities. And that has immigrant service groups concerned. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Pastors’ Declaration on Border Security

Posted on · They call it a crisis that cannot be ignored any longer. Local pastors call on the government to secure the national borders as the first part of any immigration reform strategy. They plan to send lawmakers a declaration urging them to take immediate steps to resolve the crisis. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Sheriff Forms Advisory Panel

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has put together a committee he hopes will ward off controversy when it comes to the deportation of jailed illegal immigrants. The sheriff says the advisory committee will make recommendations on how the program is run. Bill Stamps has more.

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Response to Arizona Immigration Law

Posted on · The new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration has sparked an uproar from the oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, announced an economic boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed or declared unconstitutional. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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How the AZ Immigration Bill Will Affect Texas

Posted on · The governor of Arizona has signed the nation's toughest state laws against illegal immigration. The bill will, among other things, require police to ask people about their immigration status in some instances — a move that critics say could lead to racial profiling. One local political expert says the effects of the Arizona law will be felt in Texas, as David Pitman reports.