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States find own answers to immigration

Federal standstill opens door for localized laws both giving, blocking support

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Congress at a standstill on immigration matters, states have pursued their own solutions, with some offering in-state tuition and financial aid to illegal aliens and others approving more spending to enforce immigration laws.

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