3 Leaked Immigration Reform Details You Need To Know

April 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) April 15, 2013   After months of negotiations, a group of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are poised to release a broad immigration reform bill within the next few days. The bill would create a pathway to citizenship for some of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and earmark billions for border […]

An Immigration Blueprint

April 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

April 16, 2013 By THE EDITORIAL BOARD (The New York Times)   Huge news from the scorched desert of immigration reform: germination! At last there is a bill, the product of a bipartisan group of senators who have been working on it for months, that promises at least the hope of citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. […]

10 things you need to know about the Senate immigration bill

April 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

by Raul A. Reyes 1:00 am on 04/16/2013 The path to comprehensive immigration reform has never been smooth. Coming the day before the Senate’s “Gang of 8” were to present their immigration proposal, the tragic events in Boston may have delayed its official announcement. It is a long-awaited proposal that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called “a […]

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 […]