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Illegal Immigration

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Welcome immigrants: Advice from conservative religious leaders

Republicans have long portrayed themselves as the party of faith, and religious practice is a reliable indicator of political behavior. Among voters who attend worship services more than once a week, 63 percent backed Mitt Romney last fall, while 36 percent supported President Barack Obama. …

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Judge blocks part of voter-approved immigrant law

Judge blocks part of voter-approved immigrant law

HELENA — A Montana judge has blocked part of a voter-approved law that requires proof of citizenship or legal standing to receive state services, but he left most of it intact to "preserve the intent of the people."

March 28, 2013 5:12 pm Related Loading…
Senate endorses bill to curb illegal workers

Senate endorses bill to curb illegal workers

HELENA — The state Senate has endorsed a bill that would criminalize the employment of illegal immigrants.

March 27, 2013 5:39 pm Related Loading…

Immigrants come forward to challenge Montana law

HELENA — Eight men who entered the U.S. illegally but have since become permanent residents say a new Montana law wrongly puts them at risk of being denied services and treats them as second-class people.

March 21, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…

Judge asked to block proof-of-citizenship law

HELENA — An advocacy group told a judge Thursday that a new voter-approved law unconstitutionally requires state agencies to determine who is an illegal immigrant and turn them over to federal authorities.

February 07, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Vote for discouraging illegal immigrants in Montana

On Nov. 6, Montana voters can demonstrate their concern about illegal immigration by voting for Legislative Referendum 121 to deny many state-taxpayer funded benefits and services to illegal aliens.

October 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette State Poll: Voters favor new marijuana law, 44% to 31%

Gazette State Poll: Voters favor new marijuana law, 44% to 31%

HELENA — Montana voters support the more restrictive medical marijuana law and strongly back a ballot issue requiring girls under age 16 to get parental consent before having an abortion, a new Gazette State Poll shows. They also favor another ballot issue that would deny state services to “…

September 22, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: LR-121 would bring costly, racist burden to Montana

This November you will be asked to take a position on LR-121, a legislative referendum to “deny certain state services to illegal aliens.” If LR-121 were to pass, it would establish unprecedented state-level procedures mandating that state employees determine your status when applying for al…

September 01, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Court says illegal immigrants can't have guns

DENVER — A federal appeals court has rejected an illegal immigrant’s claim that the Second Amendment guarantees him the right to bear firearms.

May 08, 2012 9:52 amLoading…

ICE's Secure Communities activated in Washington, Montana

SEATTLE — A federal program that uses fingerprint analysis to identify illegal immigrants in county jails has been activated in Washington state and Montana ahead of the 2013 nationwide rollout, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

April 04, 2012 3:10 pmLoading…
House OKs bills aimed at illegal immigrants

House OKs bills aimed at illegal immigrants

HELENA — The House on Wednesday passed a pair of bills targeting illegal immigrants who are seeking jobs with Montana employers and trying to obtain state government services.

February 23, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

Montana lawmakers consider illegal immigration policies

HELENA — Several Republican-sponsored bills before the Legislature aim to tighten regulations for illegal immigrants in the state.

February 15, 2011 11:18 amLoading…
Heights lawmaker challenges citizenship of U.S.-born babies

Heights lawmaker challenges citizenship of U.S.-born babies

A Billings Heights lawmaker would deny state citizenship to U.S.-born babies of illegal immigrants under a bill introduced Monday in Helena.

February 07, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

3 indicted in federal drug case arrested in Wyoming

JACKSON — Immigration officials say three of the five people indicted in a federal drug case in Wyoming last month have now been arrested.

December 09, 2010 9:40 amLoading…

Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 10 suspected illegal Mexican immigrants in northeastern Montana on Tuesday.

October 28, 2010 11:10 pmLoading…
Wendt ‘appalled’ at Lummis’ border views

Wendt ‘appalled’ at Lummis’ border views

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis has gone a step too far in calling, “in effect,” for military intervention in Mexico, her Democratic opponent said Thursday.

October 21, 2010 11:45 pm Photos

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Documentary viewing open to the public

POWELL  On Oct. 20, the public is invited to watch and discuss the issues explored in “Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth,” a documentary about undocumented immigrants in the United States. The program, sponsored by the NWC Diversity Committee, begins at 7 p.m. in Room 70 of the Fagerberg…

October 10, 2010 9:21 pmLoading…

Rocket science not needed to stop illegal immigration

Obama and the Democrats want amnesty. The Republicans want border security. The fight goes on and on.

September 13, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Illegal immigration has consequences

There is much controversy about Arizona’s new law to keep illegal aliens out of their state. The Department of Justice has brought suit against Arizona because of this law. The federal government refuses to enforce the immigration laws.

August 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Lewis and Clark County joins program to ID illegal immigrants

HELENA - Lewis and Clark County has been chosen as one of the first jurisdictions in Montana to take part in a program that allows the sharing of fingerprint information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

July 28, 2010 6:37 amLoading…

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