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Report says blacks, Latinos losing ground in employment and income compared with whites

WASHINGTON - African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says.

Young 'Dreamers' push for US immigration reform

With immigration reform facing an uncertain fate in Congress, young people brought to the United States as children are pushing to win residency papers in the country they consider home. They are known as the "Dreamers" -- after the DREAM Act that would have given them citizenship had it passed Congress -- and now there's a chance their dreams will become true. President Barack Obama has put a temporary system in place to accord them work papers, and 430,236 people qualified to take advantage of it, out of 573,404 who applied.

Young 'Dreamers' push for US immigration reform

With immigration reform facing an uncertain fate in Congress, young people brought to the United States as children are pushing to win residency papers in the country they consider home. They are known as the "Dreamers" -- after the DREAM Act that would have given them citizenship had it passed Congress -- and now there's a chance their dreams will become true. President Barack Obama has put a temporary system in place to accord them work papers, and 430,236 people qualified to take advantage of it, out of 573,404 who applied.

Activists deliver cantaloupes to Congress, demand vote on immigration reform

Washington, Aug 1 (EFE).- Activists supporting immigration reform on Thursday delivered 224 cantaloupes to lawmakers in Congress to symbolize immigrant labor and demanded a vote on legalizing undocumented residents of the United States.

A look at the immigration bill before the Senate, and a proposed new border security amendment

A look at the immigration overhaul bill now before the Senate, and details of a compromise border security amendment proposed Thursday by GOP Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee. The amendment has been agreed to by Democratic and Republican authors of the bill and is expected to be voted on within the next few days: ___ BORDER SECURITY In the underlying bill: —The bill sets goals of 100 per cent surveillance of the border with Mexico and 90 per cent of would-be crossers caught or turned back.

UPDATE 2-Immigration book stirs talk about Jeb Bush's political future

* Says undocumented immigrants can stay, but only as residents * Undocumented must return home to apply for citizenship * Bush says too early to decide if he will be a candidate in 2016 (Adds detail on Bush's Mexican-born wife) By David Adams MIAMI, March 5 (Reuters) - A new book about immigration reform published on Tuesday by Jeb Bush is fueling speculation that the former Florida governor may be considering a run at the presidency in 2016.
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