The federal lawsuit Wisconsin and 16 other states have filed, accuse President Obama of exceeding his authority and violating the Constitution.

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Many undocumented people in Wisconsin may be wondering what steps to take now that President Obama has changed some rules on immigration.

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Last Thursday, President Obama outlined his plan for immigration reform in a televised address. 

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Pres. Obama will allow five million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, to as he put it, “come out of the shadows,” at least temporarily.

The federal government had hoped to find shelter in northeastern Wisconsin, for 400 children who've arrived at the U.S. border from Central America.

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The federal government reports placing about 50 so-called "border children" in Wisconsin. Eventually, they'll appear in immigration court.

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Gov. Scott Walker says he's not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the U. S. on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

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The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports placing 50 children, who arrived at the southern border without parents, at undisclosed locations in Wisconsin.

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As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Dozens of Latinos staged a protest last week on Milwaukee’s east side.

Congressman Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won't support the bill that passed the U. S. Senate.

The Wisconsin Republican spoke Friday to a business group in Brookfield.  He's been working largely behind the scenes on an alternative to the Democratic-backed Senate plan.

Ryan says his priorities are first securing the border, then moving forward with creating a way for people who aren't here legally to gain citizenship.

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Lawmakers in D.C. are back to work this week. While Syria is garnering a lot of attention, immigration advocates hope their cause remains at the forefront.

Voces de la Frontera says a bill that would make English the state’s official language would disenfranchise residents.

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Voces de la Frontera continues to demand a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.


The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.