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About 46,400 Immigrants Claiming U.S. Children Deported In Six Months


A new report is adding fuel to a growing debate over the impact of deportations of illegal immigrants who have roots in communities and U.S.-born children. Between January and June of 2011, immigration officials deported more than 46,400 people who said they were parents of children who were born in the U.S. and therefore U.S. citizens, according to a new study for Congress prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Writer’s Block: Holy Politics! The Governor Goes To Israel


One sure sign that a politician is getting ready to run for national office is when a trip to Israel gets logged into the day planner. That kind of trip is almost a candidate requirement if a wannabe wants to be taken seriously because now a check mark can be placed in the ‘world exposure column’ on the political experience grid. No matter what he says, Governor Christie is going for the gold.

Movie Review: “Mirror Mirror” – It’s All About Image

A witty update of the Brothers Grimm rendition of “Snow White,” what director Tarsem Singh’s satiric paean lacks in pacing it nearly ameliorates via elegant design and topnotch production values. And even if Disney’s Sneezy and Co. have been replaced by a new gang, Julia Roberts’s watershed portrayal of the evil queen is still nothing to sneeze at.

IRS Tax Tip: How To Get Tax Help From The IRS

When tax season is in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service receives millions of calls and thousands of taxpayer visits daily. For faster service, avoid peak times like Monday and Friday mornings when wait times are usually longest. Better yet, get the help you need online 24/7 without delay at IRS.gov.

NJ Transit Will Offer ‘Early Getaway’ Bus Service On Friday

NEWARK— NJ Transit will offer “early getaway” bus service on Friday, April 6, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York for the benefit of customers observing Passover and Good Friday. In addition, families can take advantage of savings all weekend long through NJ Transit’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult.