Monthly Archives: February 2013

CEOs organizing a “virtual march” to change the immigration debate

The immigration debate has focused on how to secure the border with Mexico and what to do with the 11 million people who are in the U.S. illegally. But there’s another slice. High-tech leaders such as Steve Case, co-founder of … Continue reading

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Republicans call detainees release propaganda

Republicans smell a conspiracy after immigration officials announced they would release scores of undocumented detainees because of looming sequestration cuts — even if they haven’t reached consensus on the motive behind the plot yet. The Department of Homeland Security is … Continue reading

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Release of detainees’ flares immigration debate in Arizona

The release of about 300 illegal immigrants from federal custody in Arizona this week has raised a firestorm of controversy in this volatile border state, which has one of the nation’s toughest laws against illegal immigration and is home to … Continue reading

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More Jobs in Mexico Could Affect Immigration Reform

Thanks to an improving economy in their country, Mexicans are staying home. A Gallup poll released Monday said just 14 percent of Mexicans say they would emigrate from the country, compared to 21 percent in 2007. In an interesting twist, … Continue reading

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McCain, Graham leave hopeful after meeting with Obama

Two leading Republican senators voiced optimism Tuesday after a sit-down with President Barack Obama focused primarily on the hot button topic of immigration. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain both said the meeting at the White House went well, … Continue reading

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Citing sequester cuts, the release of detained immigrants

Citing the ongoing fiscal pressures, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released “several hundred” immigrants in deportation proceedings from immigrant detention facilities. “In order to make the best use of our limited detention resources in the current fiscal climate and … Continue reading

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Guest Contributor: Border communities are missing from the border security debate

As immigration reform comes back into the national political debate,  there has been a lot of talk about border security. Unfortunately, most of it is coming from people and places that are far away from the border. Politicians from both … Continue reading

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Labor and big business continue negotiations

One of the most important components of any immigration reform bill will be how the immigration system will be changed to deal with future waves of immigrant workers in manual labor sectors. Last week, leaders from business and labor came … Continue reading

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Tech leaders plan virtual push for immigration reform

High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a “virtual march for immigration reform” aimed at pressuring lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws. The effort unveiled Monday is particularly focused on making … Continue reading

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House reports progress on immigration reform

As the move to pass immigration reform continues, a bipartisan House group reports making “really good progress”  despite missing a target date for an agreement, while multiple senators and congressmen have expressed optimism that legislation will pass.

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