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Senate passes sweeping immigration overhaul

June 27th, 2013 (No Comments)

Senate passes sweeping immigration overhaul By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News In a bipartisan vote, the Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping, historic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system – the first attempt to tackle such reform in six years. But the bill appears to face a procedural brick wall in the GOP-led House, […]

Deals for industries, immigrants tucked in Senate bill

June 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

WASHINGTON — Foreign retirees could live in the United States for longer periods each year if they agree to make hefty cash investments in real estate. Overseas snowboard instructors could enter the USA under visas now reserved for athletes, and beach resorts could hire more lifeguards and groundskeepers from abroad. The massive immigration overhaul working […]

After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform

June 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News The day after an overwhelming bipartisan vote to begin work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, that debate got a little less, um, Kumbaya. A procedural squabble erupted on the third day of formal discussion on the […]

IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass

June 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass JOSH BARRO JUN. 11, 2013, 11:29 AM 12,555 74   AP This Congress only acts when it absolutely has to. We got a resolution to the fiscal cliff and a debt ceiling increase because those were necessary. We won’t get tax reform or a sequestration replacement because those […]

Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System

June 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

For Immediate Release Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System June 11, 2013 Washington D.C. – Today, the long-awaited opportunity to reform the country’s dysfunctional immigration system moves one step closer to reality as the full Senate begins consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic […]

Rubio, House GOP again warn immigration bill lacks support without border fixes

June 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Kasie Hunt, Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann, NBC News Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that there will not be enough votes in the House to pass the Senate’s immigration bill as it is currently written even if the legislation can find the 60 votes it will need in the upper chamber. “I can […]

John Boehner begins to sketch immigration plan

June 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

By SEUNG MIN KIM and JAKE SHERMAN | 6/9/13 11:12 PM EDT Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House. But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for […]

New Americans in Texas

June 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians in the Lone Star State (Updated May 2013) Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians account for growing shares of the economy and electorate in Texas. Immigrants (the foreign-born) make up roughly 1 in 6 Texans, and one-third of them are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. […]

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill

June 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill Business, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress, Employment,Entrepreneurship, National Legislation by Paul McDaniel With the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote last week to pass S.744 on to the Senate floor, a new proposal for spurring immigrant entrepreneurship and innovation will be before Congress. Title IV, Subtitle H of the bill creates the INVEST visa (Investing in New Venture, […]

Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias?

June 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias? Children, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Family, National Legislation by Guillermo Cantor Within the current immigration system, many women confront systematic barriers when trying to gain legal status. This is one of the main conclusions drawn from a study conducted by social scientists Cecilia Menjivar and Olivia Salcido. Based on a 10-year-long research project […]

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