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In the news this morning

| Now that the battle over Arizona's SB 1070 is set to take place in federal appeals court this fall, the immigration-related news this week is no longer all Arizona, all the time. But there are a number of other interesting stories unfolding, among them these:

As immigration politics play out, border deaths rise

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Report charts a dramatic rise in immigration-related state legislation

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Just saw these eye-opening numbers in a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures:

Leaked federal immigration memo being debated on AirTalk

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There's a lively debate going on right now on AirTalk regarding the controversial U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "amnesty" memo, leaked late last week to media. Listen at 89.

After Arizona decision and protests: Now what?

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Featured comment: One reader's take on the SB 1070 ruling

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Among the comments that came in while I was in Arizona was this one, sent by a reader supportive of the state's position on illegal immigration, in response to a post about a federal judge's ruling last Wednesday blocking parts of the law from being implemented.

And Lady Gaga, too

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SB 1070 supporters have their day in Phoenix

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