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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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday signed 80 bills into law, including the state's 2012-13 budget, a measure imposing new abortion restrictions and defunding Planned Parenthood, legislation limiting state aid for illegal immigrants, a ban on texting while driving and maps of the st…
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, who missed a February Indiana Senate vote on his controversial anti-illegal immigration proposal to take the bar exam is not on the list of people who passed the required test to become a lawyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate approved anti-illegal immigration legislation Friday that was significantly watered down compared to the original version.
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