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President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuseday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate: John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio. The calls come after Rubio called … Continue reading
A coalition of human rights groups and labor organizations will band together to push for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, starting this week with events in eight states and continuing with a bus tour to 80 cities and … Continue reading
While more California residents than ever before say that immigrants are a benefit to the state, Arizona continues to promote the harsh anti-immigrant policies of SB-1070.
A draft of a White House immigration proposal leaked Saturday would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. The plan also would provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status … Continue reading
President Barack Obama said the U.S. economy is “stifled” by an inefficient immigration system and that a consensus is forming in Congress that may lead to a rewritten law in the next few months. Current immigration laws result in some … Continue reading
While President Obama has not yet said whether he will support an immigration reform deal that ties a pathway to citizenship to tighter border security, spending cuts to CBP may make the conversation more complicated.
The business-labor rift was one of the biggest fault lines of the failed 2007 immigration overhaul. Now, the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO are now trying to link arms to find a new path forward. However, Thursday reports surfaced … Continue reading
During Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing titled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said, “I do not believe the border is secure…I believe we have a long, long way to go.” Cornyn cited the lack of complete operational control … Continue reading
On Wednesday, Obama met with Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and Michael Bennet, the four Democrats in the bipartisan group of eight senators who introduced a framework for immigration reform last month. President Barack Obama told the group … Continue reading
On Monday, the Senate judiciary committee followed President Obama’s State of the Union call for legislation and Senator Marco Rubio’s GOP response, which echoed the need for comprehensive reform. The speakers at the committee hearing included Jose Antonio Vargas, the … Continue reading