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There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 55-40 Monday to allow school corporations to hire any person as superintendent so long as he or she has a master's degree in any subject.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that could end Indiana's A-F school grading system, permit some illegal immigrants to continue receiving in-state college tuition and give certain school corporations a say in whether new charter schools can open.
As much as I try to connect the dots on major issues, sometimes those dots seem to connect themselves. That has been happening on illegal immigration lately.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and Illinois lawmakers reacted along party lines Friday to President Barack Obama's decision to halt deportations and provide work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country at a young age.
A federal judge's ruling on Indiana's new immigration law points to the need for Congress to provide immigration reform the nation needs.
HAMMOND | For his protection, we're going to call him Mike. Mike is a junior at Hammond High School, a good student with a B+ grade point average who participates in numerous school and community activities.
President Barack Obama has made some bold moves -- and like them or not, they're bold -- that might have ramifications in Indiana next year.
SPRINGFIELD | Whether the burden should be on state officials and local police to enforce immigration law is again being hotly argued in the Illinois General Assembly.
The civil war bubbling within the Indiana Republican Party pits the upstart Tea Party movement against one of the most dynamic political operations in Hoosier history — the political campaign of Sen. Dick Lugar.
CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel's Chicago DREAM act may be an effective way to help undocumented students into college in Illinois, but critics say it fails to take into account what happens after graduation.
Several letters from the past few weeks have depicted the DREAM Act as granting amnesty to all and insulting immigrants, both of which are misrepresentations of fact.
I am completely opposed to the concept of the DREAM Act. It's a slap in the face to every person who has become a U.S. citizen through proper channels. To allow someone citizenship solely on military duty or enrolling in college is a disgrace.
There are people who do not often appear on our public radar screen. We might know them personally without knowing something vital about their lives.
The elementary school lessons on Thanksgiving invariably include the story of how the Indians taught the hapless Pilgrims how to grow corn, and the Pilgrims showed thanks to the Indians as well as God by indulging in a huge feast and inviting the natives. It's a fitting way to introduce a di…
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