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  • They believed the DREAM Act would provide amnesty and encourage migration from Mexico.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • " After reading Lincoln’s Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction in December, 1863, which stipulated southern acceptance of emancipation as a condition of peace, another Arkansas soldier, a planter, wrote his wife that Lincoln not only wanted to free the slaves but also "declares them entitled to all the rights and privileges as American citizens.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Mostly, she prays for an amnesty for immigrants so she can become legal and bring her daughter Belky to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Your forces will be granted amnesty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • Come, now, I have hopes of obtaining what I have been for years endeavoring to persuade the marquise to promise; namely, a perfect amnesty and forgetfulness of the past.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • By 1958, every war criminal who had not been executed would be free, and on December 30 of that year, all would be granted amnesty.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • These singular amnesties do occur in parties.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I want amnesty.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Fact is, the way the Yankees have framed up that amnesty oath, can’t nobody who was somebody before the war vote at all.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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  • The prisoners had taken over the prison and were asking for amnesty.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • General amnesty, weekly carnival with masked licence, bonuses for all, esperanto the universal language with universal brotherhood.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Carrie only listened as one who has granted a temporary amnesty.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He’d been told that this old man had spent years without number in camps and prisons, and that he hadn’t benefited from a single amnesty.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • After forty days of bombing, they accepted the broadcast amnesty.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He wore civilian clothes, replaced the soldiers with unarmed policemen, enforced the amnesty laws, and helped a few families of Liberals who had been killed in the war.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Even in the world of today we can see how mighty powers can come apart at the seams when confronted with simple demands for peace, love, food for the poor, and amnesty for the enemies of the state.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • A constitution providing for multiparty democracy had followed, and then a general amnesty, and finally, in early 1993, national elections.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Now Congress had not appropriated a cent, and no sooner did the proclamations of general amnesty appear than the eight hundred thousand acres of abandoned lands in the hands of the Freedmen’s Bureau melted quickly away.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • A group of experts at the U.N. urged a national convention for South Africa that would lead to a truly representative parliament, and recommended an amnesty for all opponents of apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The only thing such a petition would accomplish was to keep political prisoners from being amnestied if there happened to be a plan afoot to do so!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • When I learnt of it, I knew for certain that you must have sent the letter to the Government after all, because it got the results in the end, along with all the petitions; although I must say they took a good long time about it, and said nothing about your letter, but only that it was a general amnesty.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • About a year ago, after the Second Titan War, the gods vowed to forgive their enemies and offer amnesty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • An amnesty.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • If it benefits him to talk to the media …. if he thought he could get an amnesty or a reduced sentence, then he’d do it.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • And by my openly granting her amnesty, it would free me from being tied to my past and allow me to close that part of my life once and for all.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • A general amnesty issued in 403 meant that Socrates could not be prosecuted for any of his actions during or before the reign of the Thirty Tyrants.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Perhaps, in the confusion of a million men in flight, he could rejoin the River Guard, or the army would proclaim an amnesty, reclaim the deserters, and make a final stand against the enemy, who was now in Italy itself.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • This it is clear meant two things: first, amnesty for ’the rebels,’ great and small, who, without a distinct act of civil war, could no longer be attacked; and next, a continuance of the organised revolution.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • Then the band would play a march, an amnesty would be declared, the Pope would agree to retire from Rome to Brazil; then there would be a ball for the whole of Italy at the Villa Borghese on the shores of Lake Como, Lake Como being for that purpose transferred to the neighbourhood of Rome; then would come a scene in the bushes, and so on, and so on—as though you did not know all about it?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Kabila announced an amnesty for some of the men imprisoned at Makala, but in the end, Joseph was not among those released.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He paid more taxes than he owed, was a member of Greenpeace and Amnesty International, and he donated money to the Heart and Lung Association.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I’m thinking about calling Amnesty International.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He contacted Amnesty International, which added Chouchou’s name to a growing list of victims of the junta, and he wrote a piece called "A Death in Haiti," which The Boston Globe agreed to publish under someone else’s name.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Its founder, Jessica Neuwirth, had worked at Amnesty International and had seen how letter-writing campaigns could help free political prisoners.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I am also indebted to the wide range of materials available from Human Rights Watch, Save the Children, CARE, Defence for Children International, the Children’s Institute, médecins sans frontiers, Amnesty International, War Child, and other NGOs.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • They sought out representatives of Amnesty International to inform them about the torture, disappearances, and killings of people from Kivu that were being carried out by the Kabila government across the river.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • According to a report by Amnesty International, "Anyone from the Kivu region, or with links to the region, appears to have been at risk of arrest and incommunicado detention without any judicial authorization or supervision."
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Pressed by the UN and Amnesty International for an explanation, the government in Brazzaville at first denied any knowledge of the men’s whereabouts, then later said they had been moved to the interior of the country for their own safety.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Besides, she was overloaded with part-time jobs, like writing a column in a trade journal every week, and various volunteer tasks for Amnesty International and the like.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • You have reached the point where you grant amnesty to heroes!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Two days before Judge de Wet was dueto give his decision, the U.N. Security Council (with four abstentions, including Great Britain and the United States) urged the South African government to end the trial and grant amnesty to the defendants.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Amnesty to political prisoners?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • A while back, Deo had sent me an article from Amnesty International with this headline: "Burundian Police Attack Journalists."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Nemesis, Hecate, Morpheus, Janus, Hebe—they all deserve a general amnesty and a place at Camp Half-Blood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Everyone got amnesty by telling on everyone else until we were all one big rotten family of cowards.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Would amnesty be granted because people jettisoned by the regime (and therefore themselves potential political prisoners) request it of the president?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Either you called for an amnesty or you separated the wheat from the chaff.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • But that day, I did not have much opportunity to sight-see for I met immediately with the men protesting the government offer of amnesty.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Then the editor gave Tomas a sheet of paper with a short text calling upon the president of the republic, in a relatively respectful manner, to grant amnesty to all political prisoners.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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