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New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council Introduces Bill To Create Municipal Identification Cards

All city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.

04/10/2014

Undocumented immigrants and immigration-reform advocates gather at a news conference Feb. 11, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Immigration Advocates Applaud Mayor Bill De Blasio’s ID Card Plan

Undocumented immigrants and their supporters are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for creating city identification cards this year.

02/11/2014

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg: GOP Can’t Ignore Hispanics, Immigration Reform

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation’s Hispanics, and balks at immigration overhaul, does so at its political peril as Republicans pressured the House GOP to act this year.

01/24/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing Of Immigrant Tuition Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing of a bill Tuesday that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.

01/07/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Postpones Signing Of Immigrant Tuition Act

On Monday, Christie had planned to meet with Hispanic leaders in Union City and hold a public signing at Colin Powell Elementary School. A spokesman says the signing will be rescheduled for later this week to accommodate all those who want to attend.

01/06/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Says He’ll Sign Immigrant Tuition Bill If Financial Aid Provision Dropped

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says anyone who thought he wasn’t serious about easing college tuition costs for students living in the U.S. illegally owes him an apology.

12/19/2013

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Impersonating Immigration Officer

Ruben Alvarado, 28, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to a complaint charging him with impersonation of a federal officer and identity fraud.

11/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Immigrant Tuition Bill Will Go To Christie ‘As Is’

The New Jersey Legislature doesn’t plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie’s suggested changes.

11/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Won’t Sign Immigration In-State Tuition Bill As Is

The Republican governor said the Senate bill grants richer benefits than the federal Dream Act and could make New Jersey a magnet for students in the country illegally who want to go to college.

11/25/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall  on November 05, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Incumbent Governor Chris Christie defeated his Democratic opponent Barbara Buono by a commanding margin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Sticks To Domestic Issues On ‘Face The Nation’

In his appearance Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded at times like a 2016 presidential candidate — and at other times he didn’t.

11/10/2013

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is set to reopen Oct. 28, 2013 for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: National Park Service)

Grand Reopening Coming For Ellis Island Museum

A grand reopening was planned for Monday for the historic Ellis Island, one day short of a year after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

10/27/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.

10/23/2013

New York City Skyline (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Head To NYC To Generate Ideas On Immigration Reform

Some members of Congress broke away from the Beltway this weekend and came to New York to visit local immigration sites.

07/27/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Long Islanders Rally As Immigration Bill Is Approved By The Senate

Congress is on the cusp of approving historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions in the U.S. illegally and spending billions of dollars to secure the border.

06/27/2013

Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (file / credit: Office of Jim Himes)

Himes Optimistic About Immigration Bill’s Chances

The bill came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with such momentum that Himes believes it could stand of fair chance of passage in the House.

05/30/2013

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