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Ariz. Immigration Bill Reflects a Firebrand’s Impact

The Arizona Senate passed one of the most stringent immigration  laws in the country on Monday, marking a new level of influence for a Republican state senator who not long ago was seen by many as an eccentric firebrand.

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Homeland security chief focuses on safety

Janet Napolitano, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, chatted with Boston’s police commissioner, first responders, and higher education officials yesterday about issues ranging from LNG tanker safety to cybersecurity.

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Fleeing Drug Violence, Mexicans Pour into US

The giant rusty fence of metal bars along the border here, built in recent years to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States, has a new nickname among local residents: Jurassic Park Gate, a nod to the barrier in a 1993 movie that kept dangerous dinosaurs at bay in a theme park.

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Arizona Passes Strict Illegal Immigration Act

Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday approved what foes and supporters agree is the toughest measure in the country against illegal immigrants, directing local police to determine whether people are in the country legally.

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Travelers with Muslim Names Find Themselves Fighting for US Visas

The clean-cut young Frenchman seemed to have everything going for him. A graduate of an elite French engineering school, he had interned at the upper-crust Rothschild bank in Paris, handled wealth management for a while on Wall Street and was accepted for a prestigious master's degree program at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Disabled Immigration Detainees Face Deportation

For lawyers offering free legal information at large immigration  detention centers in remote parts of Texas, the task is difficult enough: coaching hundreds of detainees on how to represent themselves at assembly-line deportation hearings. But the lawyers soon discover a more daunting problem: many detainees are too mentally ill or mentally disabled to understand anything.

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Bersin takes post without confirmation

Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced yesterday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs — including Alan Bersin as head of US Customs and Border Protection.

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Who’s in Charge?: No Customs and Border Commissioner

When high-ranking officials in the Obama administration traveled to Mexico Tuesday to discuss that country's role in combating border violence, one key member of the team was missing: the commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security. That's because the appointment of the president's nominee to the position, Alan D. Bersin, remains hung up in the Finance Committee of the United States Senate, where it has languished since September.

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Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

Lawmakers are proposing a national identification card — what they’re calling “high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security cards” — that would be required for all employees in the United States.

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