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Path Toward Citizenship or Legalization

Originally Published: The Hill’s Congress Blog, August 30, 2013 Controversy over a path toward citizenship is the most important roadblock to immigration reform. Many conservatives oppose a path to citizenship because it’s unfair to reward law breakers with citizenship.  Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Ida.) said, “People that came here illegally knowingly – I don’t think they …

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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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Through the obstacle course of immigration, many paths to citizenship

  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. …

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Immigration reform- Getting there

Apr 3rd 2013, 21:53 by The Economist | WASHINTON, DC “EVERY major policy issue has been resolved,” declared Charles Schumer, one of eight senators seeking to draft a bipartisan bill to reform America’s immigration system. The “Gang of Eight”, he continued, would unveil their proposal in days; it would putter through the Judiciary Committee this month, …

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Former INS Chief Talks Politics of Immigration Reform

BY: KWAME HOLMAN The fence that stands on the United States-Mexico border in Naco, Ariz. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/ The Washington Post via Getty Images. Doris Meissner sometimes gets accused of taking a pro-Democratic view in her current work as senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, which calls itself an “independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit” …

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Goodlatte: House Could Overhaul Immigration in ‘Pieces’

By David M. DruckerPosted at 4:56 p.m. on April 3 Goodlatte, the Judiciary chairman, is a key player in the effort to get immigration legislation passed in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte on Wednesday floated the possibility that the House could eschew a comprehensive approach to overhauling the …

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Four key points on why business and labor reached a deal on immigration

by Sandra Lilley, @sandralilley 2:56 pm on 04/01/2013 The recent agreement between labor and business groups on a guest worker program for low-skilled labor has really carved a space for the Senate to proceed with an immigration reform bill, mainly because it did what no other talks succeeded in doing in years past. “The agreement …

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Outrage after ICE officers detain undocumented immigrants bringing their kids to school

by Alessandra Hickson 1:22 pm on 10/20/2012 Members of the Latino community and immigration activists are calling for the resignation of the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Detroit after officers stopped and detained two undocumented immigrants as they dropped their children off at school. Both immigrants, from Mexico, were followed by agents from …

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U.S. Border-Enforcement Programs Target Immigrants Who Aren’t a Threat to Anyone Border, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation, Detention, Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Undocumented Immigration

U.S. Border-Enforcement Programs Target Immigrants Who Aren’t a Threat to Anyone Border, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation, Detention, Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Undocumented Immigration by Walter Ewing Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in 2003, its immigration-enforcement agencies—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

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