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Biden speaks of importance of immigration

Miami

Biden speaks of importance of immigration

Vice President Joe Biden extolled immigration as crucial to American innovation Saturday at a college graduation ceremony in South Florida. The Miami Dade College graduates from two campuses and their families, 2,000 strong, cheered as a procession of 39 flags from their home countries entered the gym and opened the program. Biden acknowledged that he was addressing many immigrants and the children and grandchildren of immigrants, many from South America and the Caribbean. He said a "constant, substantial stream of immigrants" is important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. After the ceremony, Biden met privately with local Caribbean-American business leaders to discuss immigration issues.

Egypt

102 Brotherhood backers get prison

Reflecting the Egyptian judiciary's growing role in a crackdown against opponents of the interim government, a criminal court on Saturday sentenced 102 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison. International rights groups and Western governments have declared themselves troubled by Egypt's use of mass trials in which defendants have little or no access to due process. Those sentenced Saturday were convicted of rioting and weapons possession.

Elsewhere

Detroit: General Motors is recalling 51,640 SUVs because the fuel gauges may show inaccurate readings. The recall involves the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia from the 2014 model year.

Times wires

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