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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2013

Obama Calls For Budget, Immigration Reform By Year’s End

By Scott Neuman

Barack Obama

President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.









Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 31, 2013

Immigration Reform Advocates Look For Votes In Conservative Indiana

By Michael Puente

Despite having some of the toughest laws in the country, reform advocates are looking to Indiana's GOP Congressional delegation to help tip the balance in this year’s immigration fight.

After passing in the U.S. Senate in June, comprehensive immigration reform has come to a screeching halt in the House of Representatives. Now reform advocates are looking for votes from GOP lawmakers from states like Indiana to help push it through.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 30, 2013

DOMA Decision Puts Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

By Sean Powers

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Aaron Smith and Toshi get married during a private ceremony on Nov. 30, 2012 in Iowa.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a big win for same-sex married couples. The ruling also opens up a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.


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