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In immigration news: New rules for raids, House nears reform deal, the aftermath of AP's dropping 'illegal immigrant,' more

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A sign reading "no person is illegal" in German. In the U.S., the debate over whether to use "illegal immigrant" to describe a person in the country without permission took a sharp turn this week when The Associated Press announced it was dropping the term from its media stylebook. But people are still at odds over what term to use.
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U.S. agrees to set new rules for immigration raids - New York Times According to a new settlement reached in federal district court, "immigration agents needing consent to enter a private residence will now have to seek permission in a language spoken by the resident 'whenever feasible.' Agents must also get consent from residents to enter the yards and other private outside areas adjoining their homes."

House negotiators near immigration deal - CBS News The anticipated House reform plan, due after the Senate unveils its bill, "would tighten border security, crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers, and extend a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants."

Language like 'illegal immigrant' seen as a challenge during immigration debate - CNN The Associated Press has dropped the term 'illegal immigrant' from its stylebook, but this doesn't mean the debate over the term - and alternatives like 'undocumented' - is anywhere near over.

Many states fight immigration overhaul for youths - Associated Press Deferred action recipients are getting different treatment depending on the states they live in. From the story: "A handful of Republican-led states are blocking basic benefits for those in the program, denying beneficiaries identification cards, driver's licenses, health care, in-state tuition, student financial aid, college admission or other privileges typically afforded to legal residents."