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Montana part of multistate coalition suing over immigration order

Montana part of multistate coalition suing over immigration order

HELENA — Montana has joined 16 other states in challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive order to suspend immigration laws for 4.1 million people living illegally in the United States.

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N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

Students in North Dakota will have to pass the U.S. citizenship test if lawmakers approve a bill this spring to make the 100-question exam a graduation requirement.

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Wyoming residents divided on immigration reform

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming poll shows that Wyoming residents are deeply divided on how to deal with immigrants living illegally in the United States.

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Documentary film to screen Friday at MSUB

Documentary film to screen Friday at MSUB

The documentary film “Documented,” which tells the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, is being shown free on Friday at Petro Theater at MSU Billings.

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Montana to appeal judge's immigrant law ruling

HELENA — Montana's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's ruling that a voter-approved law requiring immigration checks of anybody applying for state services goes against federal immigration laws.

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Interactive: U.S. immigration by the numbers

Millions of immigrants come to the U.S. every year to study, work and seek new lives, including an estimated 11.7 million people currently living in the U.S. illegally.

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George F. Will: Immigrants' son is California's new Goldwater

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 m…

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Judge strikes down Montana immigrant law

HELENA — A Montana judge struck down most of a 2012 voter-approved law requiring government officials to conduct immigration checks on anybody seeking services provided by the state — from unemployment benefits to crime-victim assistance.

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George F. Will: For GOP, re-evaluation time

WASHINGTON — The morning after, at breakfast at the Republicans' Capitol Hill Club, Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte was, as befits one of Washington's grown-ups, measured in his reaction to what 36,120 Virginia voters did the day before. It would, he says, be wise "to take a step back and a d…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Eric Cantor rejected in Tea Party purge

WASHINGTON — In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.”

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Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

HELENA — What was it like for Chinese immigrants arriving in Montana?

June 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Judge hears arguments in Montana immigrant law

HELENA — The Montana attorney general's office and an immigrant-rights group asked a judge Wednesday to bypass a trial and decide himself whether to uphold a law approved by voters in 2012 that requires immigration-status checks for anybody seeking state services.

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Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

HELENA — The five Republican U.S. House candidates agreed on some issues in their final debate in Kalispell on Wednesday night, but several called into question the conservative credentials of state Sen. Ryan Zinke, of Whitefish.

May 28, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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How Daines voted on key issues

How Daines voted on key issues

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., took scores of votes during his first year in Congress, but where did he stand on the key votes during the 2013 Congress?

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's future hinges on fearsome mega-trends

WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?

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George F. Will: Why immigration reform matters to GOP

WASHINGTON — Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a…

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Guest opinion: GOP harming itself on immigration issue

The Republican Party is hurting itself by taking immigration reform off the table. Recently, the Republican leadership announced that it was killing any possibility of immigration reform during this midterm election year. This runs counter to the party’s desire to court the Latino vote — a g…

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George F. Will: O'Connell would fashion needed immigration compromise

WASHINGTON — One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why “comprehensive” immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today’s legislators know what happened 163 years ago.

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Guest opinion: Immigration reform a timely dream for many

As an immigrant, I see how our immigration laws affect me, my family and people I know. I’ll bet you know more immigrants than you realize, because most of us can’t tell the difference between someone who is a citizen, has legal paperwork or is undocumented; someone who came, or whose family…

October 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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