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In immigration news: Executive action said not to be final, Oregon driver cards, federal detainers, more



A crowd of Measure 88 supporters wave signs during a rally in Portland, Ore.  Measure 88 would require the Oregon Department of Transportation to issue driver cards to Oregon residents meeting specified eligibility, without requiring proof of legal presence in United States.
A crowd of Measure 88 supporters wave signs during a rally in Portland, Ore. Measure 88 would require the Oregon Department of Transportation to issue driver cards to Oregon residents meeting specified eligibility, without requiring proof of legal presence in United States.
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White House says immigration plans not final yet - Associated Press White House spokesman Josh Earnest warned reporters Wednesday not to make assumptions about what kind of unilateral action the president might take on immigration. Speculation about executive action bubbled up over a government contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department that called for a vendor who could "make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years."

Oregon driver cards: Rural voters could decide divisive immigration issue - The Oregonian Polls show voters in Oregon are torn over whether to approve Measure 88, which would allow immigrants in the country illegally to apply for state drivers' licenses. One political analyst predicts that urbanites will vote in support of the measure, suburbanites will oppose it, leaving its fate in the hands of rural voters.

Council Passes Bills to Stop Cooperation With Federal Immigration Detainers - New York Observer The New York City Council has voted to "largely end cooperation with the federal government when it requests an immigration detainer," with their decisions on two bills. The legislation means the Department of Correction and  NYPD will no longer honor detainers unless they are accompanied by a judge’s warrant.

Undocumented immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio tells of becoming lawyer - Tampa Bay Times Godinez-Samperio "will become the first undocumented immigrant admitted to the Florida Bar," according to the story. His legal battle to become a lawyer has spanned a decade: "The Bar asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in, and it denied him entry to the state bar, citing a federal law barring public benefits to undocumented immigrants. It took an act of the Florida Legislature to clear the way for Godinez-Samperio, and on July 2 of this year he received the letter he'd been waiting for."

Requirements Keep Young Immigrants Out of Long Island Classrooms - New York Times Dozens of migrant children on Long Island are unable to register for school because they lack the forms needed to prove they are residents. State and federal officials have urged school districts to remove barriers to schooling for these children. One school superintendent said that her district has done what it could to help enroll young migrants, but the town was sensitive to its tax burden and had to be stick to certain residency requirements.