immigration

President's Executive Action
5:16 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Montana Joins Lawsuit Over Immigration

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has joined 16 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action on immigration.

Fox says the order, issued November 20, “is nothing but an unlawfully adopted legislative rule...and a clear violation of the separation of powers.”

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Immigration
5:40 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Montana Immigrants Welcome President's Action

Draft version of U.S. Employment Authorization card.

A Helena immigration attorney estimates there at least 20,000 immigrants in Montana; some are here legally, others not.

Shahid Haque-Hausrath says some are working in eastern Montana's oil patch. Seasonal workers are a staple of the Flathead cherry harvest. Immigrants perform year-round agricultural labor in Dillon. Others work construction jobs in Billings and the Gallatin Valley.

Haque-Hausrath says President Obama's recent executive action on immigration came as a welcome development to his clients.

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Immigration and Veterans Administration
2:52 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Tester Blames Child Immigrant Crisis On U.S. House

Tester
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Senator Jon Tester says if the U.S. House would have passed comprehensive immigration reform, the United States would not be dealing with the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the nation's southern border.

Outlines of a possible compromise over President Obama's $3.7-billion-dollar emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.

They involve making policy changes to allow the minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Clip of the Week: Pramila Jayapal on immigrating to the U.S. at sixteen

Pramila Jayapal
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Pramila Jayapal is a fellow at the University of Washington law school and the Center for Community Change, and a Washington state senate candidate. She ran an immigrant advocacy organization for 11 years, and was a White House "Champion of Change" in 2013.

When Jayapal came to the United States from India at age sixteen, her family could afford just one international phone call with her each year. Listen below as she talks about the call that dropped a bombshell on her father.

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