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 […]

Sequestration May Lead to Release of Detained Illegal Immigrants in Houston

February 28th, 2013 (2 Comments)

Sequestration May Lead to Release of Detained Illegal Immigrants in Houston Feb 27, 2013 By News 92 FM Some illegal immigrants facing deportation are instead being released on their own recognizance as Immigration and Customs Enforcement braces for budgets cuts as a result of sequestration. Local immigration authorities contacted by NEWS 92 FM said they […]

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Wait Continues

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Wait Continues   The wait for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) has been long and is not quite over. President Obama has promised to make it a priority for his second term and both sides have finally agreed to negotiate possibilities of relief for unlawfully present immigrants in the US. […]

President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer By: Jennifer Epstein January 30, 2013 06:52 PM EST President Barack Obama hopes to see Congress to pass a major immigration reform bill by early summer, he said Wednesday, as he blamed resistance on Capitol Hill for the failure to get the reforms done during his first term. […]

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tara Bahrampour, Published: January 29 The release of a new bipartisan Senate plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and a policy address expected Tuesday from President Obama have launched dramatic new momentum on a long-stalled issue. Now the hard part begins. The blueprint unveiled by senators Monday amid warm bipartisan unity settled […]

Reid predicts the Senate will pass immigration reform

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Reid predicts the Senate will pass immigration reform By Noam N. Levey 10:06 AM PST, February 3, 2013 WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he is optimistic the Senate will pass immigration legislation, suggesting Republicans will have no choice but to join the push for a sweeping overhaul. “Things are looking really […]