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Oregon Immigrants, Activists Celebrate Obama Plan

Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon could be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan to be announced by President Barack Obama.

11/20/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Unauthorized Immigrants Growing In Idaho

Idaho was among seven states where the number of unauthorized immigrants increased between 2009 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

11/18/2014

File photo prison fence. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Feds Retaliating Against Hunger Strikers

Two legal groups are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying it is retaliating against immigrant hunger strikers at a Washington detention center by placing them in solitary confinement — something the agency denies.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

File photo of Gov. Jay Inslee.  (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Gov. Inslee To Sign Immigrant Financial Aid Bill

Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled on Wednesday to sign into law a measure that expands state college financial aid to students in the country without legal status.

CBS Seattle–02/26/2014

File photo of a person holding a drivers license. (Photo by TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ore. Senate Mulls Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday heard their first public testimony on a bill to grant short-term driver’s licenses to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States, and the discussion got heated as opponents said it would encourage more people to come to Oregon illegally and supporters said it would make the state’s roads safer.

04/11/2013

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Proposed Bill Would Qualify Young Illegal Immigrants For Financial Aid

A bill introduced in the state Legislature on Tuesday would allow young immigrants who have no legal status in the country to apply for state financial aid for college.

02/06/2013

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Feds say WA Farm Rehired Illegal Immigrants

A Washington state herb farm that was forced to lay off more than 200 illegal immigrants because of a government audit rehired dozens of those workers, paid them cash and asked them to work at night because production began to drop, according to court documents filed Monday.

CBS Seattle–04/23/2012

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WA Now Uses Fingerprint Analysis to ID Illegal Immigrants

A federal program that uses fingerprint analysis to identify illegal immigrants in county jails has been activated for Washington state. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andre Munoz says the program went live on Tuesday.

04/04/2012

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