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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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Opponents of a planned mosque protest in Temecula

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If Temecula were a state, given the attention it is drawing lately, it could well be Arizona, albeit with wineries. In mid-July, the city drew clashing protesters when it adopted an anti-illegal immigration ordinance requiring businesses with more than one employee to screen workers using E-Verify, an otherwise voluntary online program provided by the federal government that allows employers to screen for immigration status and check Social Security numbers.