US immigration policy

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Syrians in the United States

  Recently, the White House Administration confirmed that the Syrian government did indeed use chemical weapon attacks on civilians. According to the administration it is unlikely that the opposition group ( mainly the FSA) had the means of carrying out the attack. The international community is now debating whether to launch military strikes against Syria …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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