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Immigrants make up a growing portion of New Jersey’s economy, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Immigration Policy Center, issued Oct. 6.

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NJ Biz | 10/12/09

A U.S. senator is co-sponsoring legislation that would allow the children of Filipino World War II veterans living in the United States to become permanent U.S. residents.

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Taiwan News | 10/11/09

Immigration is overwhelmingly about economics. If any doubts linger, they should be wiped away by the decline in the U.S. foreign-born population last year.

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Long Island Business News | 10/09/09

Gustavo Cabrera, one of 31 janitors arrested last year in a high-profile raid on state courthouses, yesterday won the right to remain permanently in the United States, based on a 1997 law that legal experts say has provided relief to fewer than 200,000 people.

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The Providence Journal | 10/03/09

Is the U.S. losing some of its juice as a destination for foreign tourists? Syed Shahid Ali, a member of the International Olympic Committee from Pakistan, raised that issue ahead of the IOC picking Rio to host the 2016 Summer Games over Madrid, Tokyo and last-place finisher Chicago.

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NY Daily News | 10/02/09

Immigrants make up more than 4 percent of South Carolina's population, according to census figures, and Latinos and Asians have a significant effect on the state’s economy.

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Independent Mail | 09/18/09

The issue of birthright citizenship is reaching a fever pitch, as groups on both sides of the immigration debate battle out the possibility of an immigration overhaul.

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Orange County Register | 09/15/09

One part of childhood everyone remembers are their favorite books; the characters, the story, and the lessons they taught

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Blisted | 09/14/09

Most right-wingers and health care reform haters have at least conceded that there's language in the House health care bill that explicitly excludes undocumented immigrants, but none of them are willing to swallow their pride and admit that Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) blow-up was also factually incorrect. Republicans incessantly continue citing "loopholes" that they suggest actually do render President Obama a liar, or at the very least, misinformed.

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Wonkroom | 09/10/09

A report conducted by the Immigration Policy Center based in Washington, D.C., shows that immigrants make a substantial impact on South Carolina.

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Charleston Regional Business Journal | 09/10/09