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Obama's immigration reform push to begin this month - Huffington Post From the story: "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official...said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities."
New rules aim to end visa seekers' long family separations - Southern California Public Radio A new administrative rule allows undocumented immigrants who seek to adjust their status to apply for permission to re-enter legally while they are in the U.S.; in the past, they had to return to their home countries to file the paperwork, resulting in long waits abroad.
New state law to let some immigrants get driver's licenses might have little effect - Southern California Public Radio A law allowing driver's licenses for deferred action recipients was one of two California laws affecting immigrants that kicked in Jan. 1. But while the license law guarantees they can get them, there was nothing preventing it. Many deferred action beneficiaries have already obtained licenses.
A record number of Latinos will serve in Congress - ABC A record number of Latino members of Congress are being sworn in today: three senators and 33 representatives. Of these Latino lawmakers, 28 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans.
U.S.-Mexico border gets first unmanned border crossing - ABC/Univision A computer-run order station at Big Bend National Park in Texas is set to open at the end of the month. People will be able to scan their documents and conduct video interviews with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in El Paso. Some officials have raised security concerns.