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Mississippi lawmakers moved closer to enacting legislation to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the state, though the proposal does not go as far as neighboring Alabama's law, widely seen as the toughest in the nation and now the focus of a court challenger by the Obama administration. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/15/mississippi-immigration-bill-passes-house_n_1348547.html?ref=politics

By Robbie Ward, Reuters, March 2012

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