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June 15, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am Related

Plan for unlicensed school chiefs heads to governor

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.

April 22, 2013 4:06 pm Related

Senate panel gives 'F' to school letter grades

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.

February 20, 2013 8:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: Illegal immigrants' help needed to fight crime

DOUG ROSS: Illegal immigrants' help needed to fight crime

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.

July 04, 2012 12:00 am
Region lawmakers divided on Obama immigration decision

Region lawmakers divided on Obama immigration decision

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.

June 15, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Congress, not states, must act on immigration

A federal judge's ruling on Indiana's new immigration law points to the need for Congress to provide immigration reform the nation needs.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am
Dream Act could open door to college, work in immigration reform

Dream Act could open door to college, work in immigration reform

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.

May 24, 2011 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Immigration reform opens door to Hispanic votes

DOUG ROSS: Immigration reform opens door to Hispanic votes

President Barack Obama has made some bold moves -- and like them or not, they're bold -- that might have ramifications in Indiana next year.

May 13, 2011 12:00 am

Controversial legislation reignites immigration debate in Illinois

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.  

February 28, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Tea Party takes aim at Sen. Lugar

BRIAN HOWEY: Tea Party takes aim at Sen. Lugar

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.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Critics: Emanuel's DREAM postpones problems

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.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am

DREAM Act offers a rigorous path to legal status

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.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am

DREAM Act an insult to those who seek citizenship properly

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.

December 20, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Passing DREAM Act is right for America

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.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How would you treat America's newest pilgrims?

DOUG ROSS: How would you treat America's newest pilgrims?

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…

November 26, 2010 12:00 am Related
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