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January 24, 2001 | By Jonathan Gelb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Born in Argentina, Anthony Maturano came to the United States when he was 8. His family settled in Paterson, N.J., where he developed an interest in law by translating legal documents for his parents and their friends. Then he developed another interest, first at West Chester University and then at Temple University Law School. "I also wanted to help people," said Maturano, 40. Maturano, who now lives in Blue Bell, has a legal practice in Kennett Square, where he specializes in immigration law. While he also handles personal injury claims and does criminal defense, many of his cases involve helping Hispanic immigrants achieve legal status.
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February 21, 2001 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Bucks County Court judge said yesterday that he wanted to hear from another youth-offender program before he decides whether a 14-year-old Morrisville boy who stabbed a young mother to death should be tried as an adult. In the second round of testimony on Kareem Watts' legal status, Judge Kenneth G. Biehn listened to a string of officials from juvenile facilities across the state in an effort to deliver a ruling that would serve Watts' needs and public safety. Wearing ankle and wrist shackles, a gray sweatshirt and khaki pants, Watts stared ahead throughout the hearing and said nothing.
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October 1, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Senate Judiciary Committee backed away yesterday from voting on a bill that would strip baseball of its antitrust exemption, saying it wants to hold more hearings. Committee chairman Joseph Biden (D-Del.,) did not set a date for the hearings and said a vote on the bill might be put off until early next year. "Nobody should go away from here thinking they have escaped the bullet," said Sen. Alan Simpson (R., Wyo.). "The owners must beware. They must take heed of what is going on here," said Sen. William Cohen (R., Maine)
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November 28, 2012 | By Jim Abrams, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom have spent most of their lives in the United States. The bill introduced by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas was the latest effort by Republicans to show they are serious about tackling the immigration issue after their poor showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 election.
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December 10, 2010 | By JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
A showdown was expected in the U.S. Senate yesterday on a bill designed to give young undocumented immigrants the chance to earn legal status if they pursue college or the military, but Senate leaders decided to postpone the vote. The so-called DREAM Act passed in the House Wednesday night, 216-198. In a statement yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said "The Senate will move to the House-passed version of the bill later this month.
NEWS
September 6, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Poland's Communist authorities say they will not restore legal status to Solidarity in its present form and that Lech Walesa, leader of the banned trade union, must change his attitudes. A senior Polish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said opposition was emerging in the Communist Party to dealing with Walesa. "There are some people who are saying, 'Hell, again this stupid fool Walesa,' " he said. The authorities, faced last month with Poland's worst wave of strikes in seven years, held talks with Walesa on Aug. 31. It was the first such contact since 1982.
NEWS
May 7, 2009
FURTHERMORE ... Editorial, in effect, was a call for open borders It may sound reasonable to offer illegal immigrant children in-state college tuition. It may even sound reasonable to offer legal status after two years of college or military service to these children, as you proposed in your editorial ("They're not going away," Friday). However, if you wish to propose such a policy, be honest about the result. Because legal immigrants may sponsor their parents for legal status, outside the immigration quota system, this would effectively end the current immigration system.
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June 17, 2011 | By Travis Loller, Associated Press
NASHVILLE - The Southern Baptist Convention approved a new resolution at its meeting in Arizona this week advocating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants, in a move that policy leader Richard Land described as "a really classic illustration of gospel love and gospel witness. " The resolution passed Wednesday also calls on Southern Baptists to minister to all people and to reject bigotry and harassment toward all people, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status.
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March 22, 2013 | By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
CAIRO - A panel of judges Wednesday recommended the dissolution of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which President Mohammed Morsi hails, arguing it has no legal status. The recommendation is not binding but is significant given accusations by the opposition that the Brotherhood's leadership is the real power behind Morsi. The president and the Brotherhood have repeatedly denied the accusations. The recommendation was made to a high administrative court that is expected to rule later this month on the Brotherhood's legitimacy.
NEWS
January 24, 2002
A serious outbreak of the virus anti-Americanus appears to have infected European leaders and media over the alleged mistreatment of al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners at the Guantanamo base in Cuba. . . . Victims seem to lose all capacity for judging facts, context or proportion. Volleys of accusations of American wrongdoing, each more hyperbolic than the last, stifle any rational debate and make rebuttals useless. . . . A collective cappuccino break across the Continent may be in order, to regain some grip on reality.
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May 11, 2013 | By David Espo and Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the borders and grant eventual citizenship to millions living in the country illegally. In a cavernous room packed with lobbyists and immigration activists, the panel rejected moves to impose tougher conditions on border security before those who entered the country illegally could take steps along a new pathway to citizenship.
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March 22, 2013 | By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
CAIRO - A panel of judges Wednesday recommended the dissolution of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which President Mohammed Morsi hails, arguing it has no legal status. The recommendation is not binding but is significant given accusations by the opposition that the Brotherhood's leadership is the real power behind Morsi. The president and the Brotherhood have repeatedly denied the accusations. The recommendation was made to a high administrative court that is expected to rule later this month on the Brotherhood's legitimacy.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
President Obama suggested he would hold off introducing his own immigration bill as long as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace - until his own immigration bill mysteriously leaked precisely as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace. A naked political maneuver and a blunt warning to Republicans: Finish that immigration deal in Congress or I'll propose something I know you can't accept - and flog the issue mercilessly next year to win back the House.
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February 13, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than six months after a federal grand jury charged charter-school founder Dorothy June Brown and four administrators with defrauding the schools of more than $6.5 million, the legal status of two of the schools remains unresolved. The schools' boards have balked at conditions the Philadelphia School District has proposed for renewing the operating charters for the Planet Abacus and Laboratory schools. Neither the schools' attorney nor the district would comment on specific issues that have prevented crafting new charters to replace the five-year agreements that expired June 30. "Those are legal matters," Scot R. Withers, a lawyer at Lamb McErlane in West Chester, who represents the boards of both schools, said Friday.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
SCARED WITLESS by a rising tide of brown voters, and with a majority of Americans wanting to reform immigration law and the handling of unregistered "guests," many Republicans have seen the light. After dawdling for decades, the Senate came up with a bipartisan bill to fix the country's immigration problem. President Obama responded this week with a speech and his own plan. The two plans are not far apart, but there are two problem points. Republicans demand border enforcement before anything else, and no, non, nyet to amnesty.
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November 28, 2012 | By Jim Abrams, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom have spent most of their lives in the United States. The bill introduced by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas was the latest effort by Republicans to show they are serious about tackling the immigration issue after their poor showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 election.
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children can seek to legally stay and work in the country under President Obama's most ambitious immigration initiative. Even before the first request is filed, critics and advocates alike are warning of potential budget shortfalls and a logjam of paperwork that could delay processing and facilitate fraud.
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May 11, 2012 | By Don Harrison
Ironic, isn't it? While more heterosexual couples than ever are choosing to live together unmarried, gay men and women are demanding the right to marry. It's OK with me — and also with the president and vice president of the United States — but it's obviously not with many Americans, perhaps most. Polls and surveys show fierce opposition. When gay marriage is on the ballot, it's usually rejected. It's become a major political issue — to some, more important than the economy.
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March 15, 2012 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Declaring themselves "undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid," two college students, both illegal immigrants, were arrested by Philadelphia police Wednesday after a boisterous immigrant-rights protest that snarled traffic for more than an hour. Tania Chairez, 19, a University of Pennsylvania sophomore, and Jessica Hyejin Lee, 20, a junior at Bryn Mawr College, planted themselves atop two banners they put in the roadway at 16th and Callowhill Streets at 3:15 p.m. and refused to move.
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