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Troubled visa investment program gets short-term extension, no fixes

WASHINGTON - Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks.

Voter registration drive focuses on students

Actor and activist Edward James Olmos encouraged about 100 high school students to register to vote at Central High School Tuesday morning as part of National Voter Registration Day.

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

WASHINGTON - House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.

Guac the Vote registers voters at taco trucks

PHOENIX- The U.S.Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's "Guac the Vote" campaign is registering voters at taco trucks across the country and encouraging voters to show up on election day.