Immigration News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market

Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market By Jennifer Rubin, Published: May 30, 2013 at 11:00 amE-mail the writer Next to Ronald Reagan there is no greater icon in the pantheon of modern conservatives than Milton Friedman. His name has been taken in vain in the immigration reform debate, so Stephen Moore sets

NEWS RELEASE: ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN FRAUDULENT “NOTARIOS” AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS IN SOUTH TEXAS

NEWS RELEASE: ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN FRAUDULENT “NOTARIOS” AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS IN SOUTH TEXAS Posted on May 31, 2013 For the original OAG press release, with links to court documents in the cases mentioned below, please visit: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=4413 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2013 www.texasattorneygeneral.gov CONTACT Press Office at (512) 463-2050 Attorney General’s