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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy: Judiciary likely to take up immigration after recess

By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times March 12, 2013, 12:09PM Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that after gun legislation, immigration will likely be on the committee’s docket following a two-week Easter break. Due to a scheduling conflict, the committee did not take up Sen. …

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Judges asked to close some immigration cases

Thursday, March 14, 2013- ABC NEWS HOUSTON (KTRK) — A backlog of immigration cases across the country has courts clogged and now immigration judges are being told to do something about it. They’re being told to close the cases, even without consent from government prosecutors. Related Content MORE: Free ABC13 iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry …

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Sequestration May Lead to Release of Detained Illegal Immigrants in Houston

Sequestration May Lead to Release of Detained Illegal Immigrants in Houston Feb 27, 2013 By News 92 FM Some illegal immigrants facing deportation are instead being released on their own recognizance as Immigration and Customs Enforcement braces for budgets cuts as a result of sequestration. Local immigration authorities contacted by NEWS 92 FM said they …

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The Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Wait Continues

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Wait Continues   The wait for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) has been long and is not quite over. President Obama has promised to make it a priority for his second term and both sides have finally agreed to negotiate possibilities of relief for unlawfully present immigrants in the US. …

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President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer

President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer By: Jennifer Epstein January 30, 2013 06:52 PM EST President Barack Obama hopes to see Congress to pass a major immigration reform bill by early summer, he said Wednesday, as he blamed resistance on Capitol Hill for the failure to get the reforms done during his first term. …

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Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tara Bahrampour, Published: January 29 The release of a new bipartisan Senate plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and a policy address expected Tuesday from President Obama have launched dramatic new momentum on a long-stalled issue. Now the hard part begins. The blueprint unveiled by senators Monday amid warm bipartisan unity settled …

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Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months

  Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News February 7, 2013, 8:44 am NBCNews.com A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer. Speaking at a …

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Obama and Rubio Immigration Plans: What’s the Difference?

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) Article Jan. 14, 2013 Broad outlines describing how immigration reform could look in 2013 emerged this weekend. Officials from the White House spoke to The New York Times about possible tenets of reform while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) elaborated on his vision in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. What’s …

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