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In immigration news: GOP immigrant tax bill, five years after SB 1070, court no-shows on rise, more



Republican-backed legislation aims to prevent immigrants who would obtain temporary legal status under President Obama's immigration plan from being eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for past years.
Republican-backed legislation aims to prevent immigrants who would obtain temporary legal status under President Obama's immigration plan from being eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for past years.
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GOP to attack immigration order through taxes - USA Today Republican-backed legislation in the Senate aims to prevent immigrants who would obtain temporary legal status under President Obama's immigration plan from being eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for past years. From the story: "Their legislation would save the government $2.1 billion, according to the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation."

Five years after SB 1070, Arizona immigrants defy climate of intimidation - Al Jazeera America From the story: "In 2010, Maricopa County was seen as the hotbed of anti-immigrant sentiment after the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070, a measure that required local police to check the immigration status of anyone they suspected to be in the United States illegally, a measure that opponents argued would inevitably invite racial profiling...But the crackdown in Arizona has not quite worked as intended."

Unsolved disappearance of students in Mexico hits uncomfortably close for LA immigrants - Southern California Public Radio Survivors and family members of college students who went missing last year after a confrontation with police in Iguala, Mexico have been traveling around the United States, speaking to audiences to raise awareness. During a recent event in Los Angeles, the story hit close to home for Latin American  immigrants in the audience, some of whom have been directly affected by violence in their home countries.

Undocumented Immigrants Failing To Appear At Hearings Increasing - KRGV Texas The number of immigrants who don't appear at their immigration court hearings is reportedly on the rise. From the story: "According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the number of people who did not show after being released on bond or on their own recognizance grew by 153 percent in the last four years. Immigration judges ordered deportations for those no-shows. "

Is Immigration A Poison Pill? - National Journal On prospective GOP presidential nominee Jeb Bush and his embrace of reforms that would benefit immigrants. From the story: "While John McCain and Mitt Romney, the eventual nominees in the 2008 and 2012 contests, earlier indicated support for citizenship to varying degrees, each man backed away from that position during his race. Bush made a very different calculation earlier this month in New Hampshire when he reasserted that he would support a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented."