2013 immigration

Immigration advocates claim ” resounding win” in quiet August

Originally Published: The Hill, September 2, 2013 Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform are claiming victory in the August recess. Their argument? They won because they didn’t lose. With legislation stalled in the Republican-controlled House, the push to overhaul the immigration system has not dominated the national headlines or evening news during the four weeks that …

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White House Official Says Immigration Reform Vote Not Likely Until October

Originally Published: Fox News, August 28, 2013 The Obama administration’s domestic policy director urged supporters of comprehensive immigration reform on Wednesday to do as the civil rights leaders of the 1960s did – not let opponents defeat them. Cecilia Muñoz, one of the most senior Latino officials in the White House, linked the 50th anniversary …

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Visa Bulletin Released: F2A Visa Category is Now Current

The Department of State has released the September 2013 Visa Bulletin. According to it, the F2A category(spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents) remains current for all countries. Generally, individuals who are petitioned for by a lawful permanent resident, rather than a United States citizen, must wait until a given date …

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Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul

Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul By Associated Press, Published: July 15 | Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 8:23 PM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he was hopeful a bill …

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Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country–and for the Republican Party

Immigration Of fences and good sense Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country—and for the Republican Party Jul 6th 2013 |From the print edition SOME of the first English words that Mario Rubio learned were “I am looking for work.” A penniless Cuban immigrant, he asked a friend to write them out …

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House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama

By Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Carrie Dann, NBC News Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:54 PM EDT NBCNews.com House Republicans huddled behind closed doors Wednesday in a long-awaited “special conference” to discuss tactics, air grievances and plot the way forward – or out of – the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform. While the “lively” …

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The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push

The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push By Beth Fouhy | The Lookout – Tue, Jan 22, 2013 Cendy (screengrab from www.thedreamisnow.org) The teenage girl peers into the camera, ready to divulge a secret. “All my siblings are documented except me,” says the girl, identified onscreen as Cendy. “I know I have a lot of potential …

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3 Leaked Immigration Reform Details You Need To Know

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 …

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