Pence opened last week by calling his decision to drop a food-stamp waiver "ennobling" for the poor and capped it with a call for legal action to block Obama's immigration changes.
Indiana's governor called Obama's plan to impose new policies on his own “an unacceptable end run around the democratic process” that “must be reversed.”
Pence said Tuesday he did not learn about the placement of more than 200 immigrant children with Indiana families until reading about it in news reports. Thousands of unaccompanied children have migrated to the U.S. illegally this year.
Supporters say the change would help a couple of hundred students who had the rules changed on them after they had already started work on their college degrees.
A federal judge has rebuffed three Indiana lawmakers who asked to be allowed to step into a legal dispute over the state's immigration law after the attorney general declined to defend it.
The National Immigration Forum is organizing the daylong event. It will include Midwestern business, civic and religious leaders discussing possibilities for immigration reform.
Indiana's budget director calculates illegal immigrants have cost Indiana $130.9 million.
Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants to delay two lawsuits challenging Indiana's tough new immigration law because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the issue in an Arizona case.
The law that took effect July 1 states that "public assistance" for postsecondary education is only available to U.S. residents or "qualified aliens."
A federal judge blocked parts of Indiana's new immigration law, saying the law was the latest failed effort of states to deal with a primarily federal issue.
A federal judge grilled an attorney for the state of Indiana on Monday about the state's new immigration law, questioning how police would enforce the law and saying one of its provisions conflicts with federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the National Immigration Law Center filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to block a new state law that they say gives police sweeping arrest powers against immigrants who haven't committed any crime.
Victories include a reduction in corporate income taxes, an overhaul of the state’s unemployment insurance system, and the weakening of an immigration bill that initially resembled a controversial Arizona law.