Tens of thousands of immigrant rights supporters will convene Wednesday on Capitol Hill to demand action at a key moment in the debate: Negotiators are struggling to write legislation and activists are getting antsy, arguing that every day that passes means 1,100 more immigrants are deported.
Occasionally, embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gets a star and two smiley faces for bustling into action, intent on steering weary Republicans towards political productivity.
Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that a law allowing in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants will go to referendum this fall.
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A public interest group that pushes for immigration controls has asked Maryland to investigate the tax-exempt status of CASA de Maryland, a high-profile immigrant rights group that the Immigration Reform Law Institute says repeatedly engaged in political advocacy, breaking the law governing nonprofits.
Immigrant-advocacy group Casa de Maryland has conceded the validity of signatures gathered against the Maryland Dream Act but will continue its lawsuit to block a 2012 referendum on the issue.
The District could be forced to participate in an immigration-enforcement program now that the federal government has issued a letter to states that voided their participation agreements and emphasized the program's mandatory nature.
Maryland elections officials have approved more than 87,000 signatures in opposition to the state's Dream Act, according to numbers released Monday by the state Board of Elections.
Two months before the Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union questioned the legality of a website used to collect signatures opposing the state's Dream Act, the group's Utah chapter filed a lawsuit demanding that its state allow online signatures for referendum efforts.