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In the news this morning: Romney dials back deferred action support, immigration absent from presidential debate, more

Immigration, '47 percent' absent in first debate - Associated Press Although the debate addressed domestic policy issues, there was no mention of immigration, including President Obama's recent decision to grant temporary legal status to some young undocumented immigrants.

Romney dials back acceptance of Obama immigration program - New York Times  On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the Denver Post that that he would not cancel the two-year deportation reprives already granted by the Obama administration under the deferred action program; on Wednesday, "campaign aides clarified that Mr. Romney intended to halt the program after he took office and would not issue any new deferrals."

Illegal immigrant deportation flights to Mexico City scaled back - Los Angeles Times A pilot program to deport undocumented immigrants by flying them to Mexico City has been scaled back from its original plan and will only operate for only two months this year. The idea is to protect deportees by not repatriating them along the border. 

Mayor to immigrants: 'Leave your culture at the door' - CBS The mayor of Lewiston, Maine has come under fire after saying in a BBC interview that immigrants should “accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," in reference to the city's Somali refugee population.

For illegal immigrants seeking a reprieve, lack of documents is again a hurdle - New York Times For many would-be deferred action applicants, especially those closer to the cutoff age of 30, coming up with the documents they need to prove they have lived in the U.S. for the past five years is difficult.

Rubio promises to present 'permanent solution' for undocumented youths - Fox News Latino Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has returned to talk of limited immigration reform, saying yesterday that he would introduce a bill proposing a "permanent solution" for undocumented immigrant students.