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In the news this morning: Immigration and same-sex couples, a review of the green card lottery, Latinos going to federal prison, more

Same-sex marriage: U.S. immigration policies cause some same-sex couples to live abroad - Los Angeles Times While straight American citizens can obtain green cards for their spouses and fiances, the Defense of Marriage Act has precluded same-sex couples from receiving the same benefits.

U.S. Green-Card Lottery Scrutinized After Blunder - Wall Street Journal The State Department's Inspector General is reviewing the government's green-card lottery after this year's results were scratched due a computer glitch.

Why an Arizona Immigration Law Could Mean Trouble for Big Banks - CNBC A decision by the Supreme Court last week upholding an Arizona law imposing harsh penalties on businesses that hire undocumented immigrants could foreshadow a serious regulatory headache for national banks.

AP Enterprise: More Hispanics go to federal prison - Associated Press Statistics released this week revealed that Latinos now comprise nearly half of all people sentenced for federal felony crimes, a number swollen by immigration offenses. In comparison, Latinos last year made up 16 percent of the total U.S. population.

Arizona boycott: What happened to Los Angeles' boycott of Arizona? - Los Angeles Times The city still buys street sweeper parts from one Arizona firm and has a contract for emergency sewer repairs with another, officials say. The Harbor Department has four contracts with Arizona companies that total nearly $26 million.