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NATIONAL: Obama, Congress to Revisit Program on Security Standards for Driver’s Licenses Congress and the Obama administration are considering ceding key ground in a long-running battle between the federal government and the states over Real ID, the four-year-old federal program that requires all states to start issuing more secure driver’s licenses by the end of the year.

NJ: Morristown Residents Attend Immigration Rally Where Sen. Menendez Says 287(g) Won’t Be Necessary – Comprehensive immigration reform will “ultimately nullify the need for a 287(g),” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said Saturday at a press conference following a Familias Unidas rally at the Iglesia Jesucristo Es El Senor church in Elizabeth.

SC: Immigration Rules May Lack Funds – The director of the state agency responsible for enforcing South Carolina’s mammoth new immigration law says her department doesn’t have the money needed to fully enforce it.

CA: Immigration: Rep. Hunter Introduces Border Bill – A group of Republican lawmakers introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday they say would strengthen border security and increase penalties for gun smuggling.

IA: 2 Iowa Towns, 2 Perspectives On Immigration Raids – For immigrant advocates, the raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville last May was evidence of all that is wrong with large-scale arrests of illegal workers.

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