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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 […]

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy: Judiciary likely to take up immigration after recess

March 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times March 12, 2013, 12:09PM Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that after gun legislation, immigration will likely be on the committee’s docket following a two-week Easter break. Due to a scheduling conflict, the committee did not take up Sen. […]

Judges asked to close some immigration cases

March 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

Thursday, March 14, 2013- ABC NEWS HOUSTON (KTRK) — A backlog of immigration cases across the country has courts clogged and now immigration judges are being told to do something about it. They’re being told to close the cases, even without consent from government prosecutors. Related Content MORE: Free ABC13 iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry […]

Obama signs Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

March 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, the original author of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the legislation Thursday. “All women deserve the right to live free from fear,” the president said in his remarks before signing the bill. “That’s what […]

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