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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

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut State Senate Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.

05/30/2013

Mother's Day Brunch at Make The Road New York, May 12, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Immigration Advocates Push For Comprehensive Reforms

At an event at Make The Road New York, some organizers said immigration reform would be an important Mother’s Day gift for some.

05/12/2013

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Legislators Back Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.

04/30/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: Bipartisan Bill ‘Fixes Our Broken Immigration System’

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was negotiated by four Democrats and four Republicans and was formally filed on the Senate floor around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

04/18/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer: ‘Gang Of Eight’ Reaches Deal On Immigration

Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday that the so-called “Gang of Eight” Senators working on immigration reform have reached a deal and their bill could be presented very soon.

04/12/2013

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) on CBS' "Face The Nation" April 7, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Schumer: Deal Could Be Reached This Week On Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday he’s hoping for a bipartisan deal by the end of this week on a sweeping immigration bill to secure the border and allow eventual citizenship to the […]

04/07/2013

Jersey City Immigration Reform Rally

Crowd Of Thousands Gathers In Jersey City To Call For Immigration Reform

A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.

04/06/2013

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