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Rubio throwing support behind bipartisan immigration bill

April 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

Rubio throwing support behind bipartisan immigration bill By Vincent Bzdek, Updated: April 12, 2013 Look for Marco Rubio to throw his full support — and star power — behind the bipartisan immigration compromise bill that could be announced in the next several days. The question is, will his support for the far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s immigration […]

Through the obstacle course of immigration, many paths to citizenship

April 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

  By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News   This is the first story in NBC News’ series “Immigration Nation,” an in-depth examination of immigration in America. The talk about reforming the American immigration system has focused on getting 11 million undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. It’s a simple idea that obscures a thorny truth. […]

Immigration reform- Getting there

April 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

Apr 3rd 2013, 21:53 by The Economist | WASHINTON, DC “EVERY major policy issue has been resolved,” declared Charles Schumer, one of eight senators seeking to draft a bipartisan bill to reform America’s immigration system. The “Gang of Eight”, he continued, would unveil their proposal in days; it would putter through the Judiciary Committee this month, […]

Former INS Chief Talks Politics of Immigration Reform

April 5th, 2013 (No Comments)

BY: KWAME HOLMAN The fence that stands on the United States-Mexico border in Naco, Ariz. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/ The Washington Post via Getty Images. Doris Meissner sometimes gets accused of taking a pro-Democratic view in her current work as senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, which calls itself an “independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit” […]

Goodlatte: House Could Overhaul Immigration in ‘Pieces’

April 5th, 2013 (No Comments)

By David M. DruckerPosted at 4:56 p.m. on April 3 Goodlatte, the Judiciary chairman, is a key player in the effort to get immigration legislation passed in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte on Wednesday floated the possibility that the House could eschew a comprehensive approach to overhauling the […]

Four key points on why business and labor reached a deal on immigration

April 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

by Sandra Lilley, @sandralilley 2:56 pm on 04/01/2013 The recent agreement between labor and business groups on a guest worker program for low-skilled labor has really carved a space for the Senate to proceed with an immigration reform bill, mainly because it did what no other talks succeeded in doing in years past. “The agreement […]

Outrage after ICE officers detain undocumented immigrants bringing their kids to school

April 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

by Alessandra Hickson 1:22 pm on 10/20/2012 Members of the Latino community and immigration activists are calling for the resignation of the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Detroit after officers stopped and detained two undocumented immigrants as they dropped their children off at school. Both immigrants, from Mexico, were followed by agents from […]

U.S. Border-Enforcement Programs Target Immigrants Who Aren’t a Threat to Anyone Border, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation, Detention, Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Undocumented Immigration

March 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

U.S. Border-Enforcement Programs Target Immigrants Who Aren’t a Threat to Anyone Border, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation, Detention, Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Undocumented Immigration by Walter Ewing Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in 2003, its immigration-enforcement agencies—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

RNC Report Gives House Republicans Cover On Immigration Bill, Activists Say

March 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

The call to “embrace and champion” immigration reform in the GOP’s new blueprint gives Boehner the legroom to ignore the Hastert rule and bring a bill to the floor. “Most Republicans get it,” says Sharry. posted on March 18, 2013 at 3:21pm EDT Immigration activists voiced their approval for the Republican National Committee’s new roadmap, […]

Seven Democratic Senators Push to Maintain Family Visas

March 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

Seven Democratic senators are asking a bipartisan group of colleagues to reconsider plans to eliminate some categories of family visas as the group finalizes a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws. In a letter to the eight-member group, Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Tom […]

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