Romney balancing act on undocumented youth getting harder

By Susan Ferriss

A Romney adviser files suit, on eve of convention, to stop Obama's youth program for temporary reprieve from deportation and work permits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… ossible within the current immigration system.Over the weekend, former GOP Florida Gov. Jeb Bush warned his party that it had to get with the nation’s chan …"

"… would cancel or continue Obama’s new two-year program if he’s elected.Florida Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American and Romney “surrogate,” tried …"

Florida student's deportation threat a window into kids' difficult lives

By Susan Ferriss

No easy path to a green card for kids who've grown up without papers, as Florida student's case shows

Excerpts from this story referencing "politician":

"… re — undocumented — become adults in crisis.It’s not unusual for one politician endorsing another to disagree on some matters. But Ros-Lehtinen, who is Cu …"

Senator mistakenly says marriage quickly legalizes young immigrants

By Susan Ferriss

A new GOP idea would allow undocumented youth to earn limited legal status, but not a green card, the prerequisite to citizenship.

Excerpts from this story referencing "DREAM Act":

"… wouldn’t open up a way to let them eventually earn, as the long-stalled DREAM Act would, permanent legal status – a green card. An immigrant must have a g …"

GOP candidate was undocumented child, received amnesty

By Susan Ferriss

Disclosure that a GOP candidate for California's state legislature shakes up local GOP, including House whip, Kevin McCarthy

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… he arrived to the United States, and now he’s a Republican candidate for California’s state legislature.“I’m an immigrant, like many, who has worked to …"

"… acknowledged earlier this year that the GOP has alienated Latino voters in California and needs to address that failure. Rios is part of that effort.McCart …"

"… 2010. He’s trying to replicate that with a “Trailblazers” drive for California’s state legislature. McCarthy stuck with Rios after Rios acknowledg …"

"… g illegally."This does not change one iota," McCarthy told the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. "He became a citizen ... and then he went and served the milit …"

Most eligible for Obama undocumented program already working

By Susan Ferriss

Aug. 15 start date for undocumented youths ages 15 to 30 to apply for deportation reprieve

Excerpts from this story referencing "DREAM Act":

"… n for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. But Romney has said that he opposes the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress that has idled for 10 years, and lost the strong suppo …"