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The federal government reports placing about 50 so-called "border children" in Wisconsin. Eventually, they'll appear in immigration court.

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Gov. Scott Walker says he's not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the U. S. on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

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The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports placing 50 children, who arrived at the southern border without parents, at undisclosed locations in Wisconsin.

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As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Dozens of Latinos staged a protest last week on Milwaukee’s east side.

Congressman Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won't support the bill that passed the U. S. Senate.

The Wisconsin Republican spoke Friday to a business group in Brookfield.  He's been working largely behind the scenes on an alternative to the Democratic-backed Senate plan.

Ryan says his priorities are first securing the border, then moving forward with creating a way for people who aren't here legally to gain citizenship.

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Lawmakers in D.C. are back to work this week. While Syria is garnering a lot of attention, immigration advocates hope their cause remains at the forefront.

Voces de la Frontera says a bill that would make English the state’s official language would disenfranchise residents.

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Voces de la Frontera continues to demand a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked

Jul 17, 2013
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The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.

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Jul 12, 2013
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The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

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Immigration reform remains a hot topic. The House continues grappling with the issue, after the Senate passed a bill earlier this year.

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Nearly 50 Wisconsin legislators are urging Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators could soon reveal its immigration reform plan. For years, the issue of how to deal with people coming here illegally has languished in Washington. UW-Madison Political Scientist Ben Marquez says reform presents immense challenges because of the many variables involved.

We conclude our Project Milwaukee series Friday on the skills gap. One solution some business people have suggested is immigration reform. For instance, a company owner told WUWM’s LaToya Dennis that he would have an easier time filling jobs, if the U.S. would grant permanent residency to skilled immigrants, including the students educated here. Milwaukee Attorney Jose Oliviera told LaToya that there is no fast or simple way for immigrant workers to remain here, even if employers need them.

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