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The National Restaurant Association and the Indiana Restaurant Association have been working on immigration reform for over a decade. But since the 2012 elections, public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of this effort. As a result, elected officials from both political parties seem…
From what I can understand as an ordinary citizen: Illegal immigrants may "hang out" in this country for 13 years, work and pay taxes, not receive any government services, cannot vote, for 13 years, and then they get into the "legal" line of obtaining citizenship.
INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly 7 out of 10 Hoosiers support the immigration reform legislation making its way through the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll released Thursday.
Offering perspective on today's issues
You would think the way our politicians are drafting and voting on immigration legislation our economy is red hot and flush with unfilled jobs.
State Sen. Frank Mrvan's plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, like a similar plan in Illinois, opens a real can of worms.
HOBART | A burst of laughter came from a crowd of about 100 people Sunday as they watched U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano say the border is “very secure” during an interview included in a documentary.
HOBART | Local members of the Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement, called IFIRE, will show a controversial film on illegal immigration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Hobart's Art Theatre, 230 Main St.
HAMMOND | Johan Sanchez-Castaneda is accused of unlawfully eluding examination and inspection by immigration officers to stay in the United States.
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.
Immigration — always an emotional issue — is back on the front burner with President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of a partial change in federal policy. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona’s “show your papers” law will no doubt further inflame passions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana plans to bill the federal government $130,953,979, the estimated cost of state services used by illegal immigrants since July 1, 2011.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana Hispanic social services organization will continue its legal challenge to the state's 2011 immigration law after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday involving a similar Arizona law left the constitutionality of most provisions of the Indiana law unresolved.
MERRILLVILLE | The government can prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans each year, a local woman said outside U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office Sunday afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has passed the Indiana bar exam after failing the required test to become a lawyer on his first try.
Right after Labor Day, and right before the 10th anniversary of the terrible terrorist attacks on 9/11, is an ideal time to discuss economic and border security issues. Having discussed this at length last week with a Mexican diplomat doesn't hurt, either.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller will not immediately appeal a federal judge's hold on Indiana's new immigration law.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana legislators aren't surprised the partisan policy divide that led to the longest legislative walkout in state history has resulted in court challenges to three of the most significant laws enacted this year, with more likely to come.
A federal judge's ruling on Indiana's new immigration law points to the need for Congress to provide immigration reform the nation needs.
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