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In the news this morning: Deported woman returns, Secure Communities decision criticized, immigrant entrepreneurs, more

Polish family reunited at O'Hare - WGN-TV Chicago Four years after her deportation to Poland and after a lengthy appeal, Janina Wasilewski has returned to the United States with her young son to join her husband in Chicago. Their case is a very rare one.

S.F. gay married couple loses immigration battle - San Francisco Chronicle At the same time, bad news for another couple: The Obama administration has denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple, ordering the deportation of a man who is primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted spouse.

Federal immigration-check requirement draws ire - USA Today Civil rights groups are contemplating a lawsuit over the federal government's decision to rescind contracts and force states to comply with Secure Communities, a fingerprint-sharing immigration enforcement program opposed by some state and local governments.

Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a policy shift that aims to help more immigrant entrepreneurs start up businesses in the U.S. through what's called an "employment-based second preference immigrant visa."

Ramirez taking high road regarding Tony Bruno's tweets - Sporting News Dominican-born San Francisco Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez says he's not ruffled over a sports talk radio host, Tony Bruno, recently calling him an "illegal alien" on Twitter after the Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies were involved in a brawl.

Mexico says immigration outflow drops to "almost nothing" - The Washington Post A report based on quarterly surveys by Mexico's National Statistics Institute says the country lost about 0.09 percent of its population to migration between March 2010 and March 2011. That is 83 percent lower than the outflow in 2006 and early 2007, near the end of Mexico’s migration boom.