Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

December 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

Despite a landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate in June, a corresponding bill that addresses the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has yet to come to a vote in the House. In fact, the only immigration-related bill that House members brought to a floor vote was a measure to […]

U.S. citizens ditch passports in record numbers

December 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

If the recent quarter’s pace continues, 2013 will become a landmark year for saying goodbye to America, tax-wise. By Lynnley Browning Mahmood Karzai, no longer a U.S. citizen. FORTUNE — Americans are ditching their U.S. passports in record numbers, a sign of growing frustration with a system that taxes U.S. citizens on their global wealth […]

Immigration Problems Only Get Worse

December 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

By Peter Muller As the first session of the 113th Congress winds to a close, it is clear the House of Representatives will not vote on immigration legislation before 2014. But the practical need to fix our broken immigration system remains, the political imperative for reform is stronger than ever, and a window of opportunity exists for […]

Deportations Drop as Obama Pushes for New Immigration Law

December 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Michael C. Bender December 17, 2013 The Obama administration has cut back on deporting undocumented immigrants, with forced departures on track to drop more than 10 percent, the first annual decline in more than a decade. In his first term, President Barack Obama highlighted record deportations to show he was getting tough on immigration enforcement, […]

Can immigration reform transform the housing market?

December 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

As Congress restarts conversations about the federal budget and deficit reduction, the immigration reform debate is still front and center for many. As that debate unfolds, it is important to put some hard facts on the table.  What are the costs and benefits of reform?  What impact will reform have on economic growth and wages?  […]

Boehner hire signals new hope for migrant reform

December 5th, 2013 (No Comments)

House Speaker John Boehner’s hiring of a former top aide to Sen. John McCain to advise him on immigration issues has renewed hopes that House Republican leaders are planning to move forward on reform legislation next year. Boehner’s hiring of Rebecca Tallent as assistant to the speaker for policy handling immigration issues comes amid intensifying pro-reform activism […]

Immigration reform Fasters begin “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray”

December 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

By: Maria Camila Bernal After more than three weeks of fasting, immigration activists in Washington D.C. will be joined by many around the nation as they begin the “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray,” three days of no food in hopes that Congress brings an immigration reform bill to a vote. Three people, Eliseo Medina of Service Employees International […]

White House won’t rule out future executive action on immigration

November 27th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Justin Sink The White House on Tuesday would not categorically rule out future executive actions to address immigration, while continuing to maintain “there is not” anything the president could do in lieu of congressional action on comprehensive reform. “I don’t want to speculate about what sort of actions the president might or might not take,” […]

Will politics kill possibility of immigration reform?

November 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

Written by Matthew I. Hirsch   As the recent budget impasse came to a close, the President made news by announcing he was prepared to restart efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). Whether or not this “can and should get done by the end of this year,” as the President said, is uncertain. House […]

Judges Must Warn About Deportation, New York Appeals Court Rules

November 21st, 2013 (No Comments)

JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. New York judges must warn immigrant defendants that they face deportation if they plead guilty to a felony, the state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday. In a 5-to-2 decision, the Court of Appeals overturned its 1995 ruling that deportation is a “collateral consequence” of a guilty plea, and so judges need not […]