How the immigration deal got made

April 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

By: Manu Raju and Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer (POLITICO) April 17, 2013 05:03 AM EDT The meeting was supposed to be a half-hour update for immigration reform proponents — but they weren’t about to let the Democratic senators get off that easily.The advocates were furious that Democrats might cave to Republican demands to make […]

The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform

April 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress, National Legislation,President Obama, Reform by Amanda Peterson Beadle The tens of thousands of people who gathered Wednesday in front of the Capitol to rally for comprehensive immigration reform had two clear messages for Congress: reform must include a direct path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently […]

Why Are Some Still UnDACAmented?

April 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

Why Are Some Still UnDACAmented? Administration, Children, Deferred Action, Integration, Students,Undocumented Immigration by Patrick Taurel The latest USCIS DACA numbers from March show that the agency has received roughly 470,000 applications, which means that just under half of those estimated to be eligible have applied. While the success reflected by the 470,000 figure is not to be downplayed, the new numbers beg the question: […]

Immigration bill filed in Senate; opponents hope to use delays to kill it

April 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

By David Nakamura, A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally filed an 844-page immigration bill on the Senate floor early Wednesday, setting the stage for months of public debate over the proposal. Leading Capitol Hill opponents of the proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration systemare coalescing around a strategy to kill the bill by delaying the legislative process as long […]

Details of sweeping Senate immigration plan revealed

April 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Kelly O’Donnell and Carrie Dann , NBC News Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:00 AM EDT John Moore / Getty Images, file A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks into Mexico on the border near Sonoita, Arizona. A new proposal suggests allocating $3 billion for increased surveillance and manpower along the country’s southern border. After […]

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. […]