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Arizona in Nebraska? Not Yet

By Kristin Anderson Ostrom On March 2, 2011, Nebraska’s debate on “illegal” immigration took a turn as the state’s Judiciary Committee questioned the sponsor of an Arizona-like bill (LB 48), Charlie Janssen of Fremont, Nebraska. Like Fremont’s law passed this … Continued

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Xenophobic Congressman Steve King denied immigration panel chairmanship

Earlier today, House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) announced his nomination for the chairmanship of an immigration panel on the Judiciary Committee. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was everybody’s favorite for the position but he was surprisingly overlooked, with Lamar Smith … Continued

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Nebraska Laws Undermine Families in Crisis

The debacle surrounding the Nebraska Safe Haven law highlights a hidden crisis within American families. Last week Nebraska amended its Safe Haven law and social workers and hospital employees across the state breathed an uneasy sigh of relief. Now, only … Continued