Category Archives: Border Bulletin

A a snap shot of news from the border and beyond

New York Times – Immigration Overhaul Proposal Is Likely to Ignite Fierce Debate

The introduction of sweeping immigration legislation on Tuesday is likely to ignite a months-long battle between those who want citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants and opponents who view such an approach as amnesty. A bipartisan group of … Continue reading

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Washington Post – Key provisions expected in immigration legislation proposal

The Washington Post has put together a truly terrific outline of the entire recently released immigration legislation proposal. Below please find a handy info graphic outlining what each of the sections of the legislative outline do. The sections presented below … Continue reading

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Outline of the Border Security Section of The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

Today the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” released an outline for immigration reform below is the section on Border Security, check back here tomorrow for more analysis and commentary on this important piece of legislation. Below you will find the border … Continue reading

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CBS News – Expanding Network Of GOP Fundraisers Pressing Path To Legal Status For Millions Of Illegal Immigrants

As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Business leaders and donors who raised tens of … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed: Priced Out of Citizenship by Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis V. Guttierez

AS Congress debates creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, it must at the same time remove one of the biggest obstacles on that path: the cost of applying for citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of … Continue reading

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Politico – Business balks at immigration deal

A deal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and labor groups on visas for low-skilled workers was supposed to clear a path for an immigration reform package in the Senate. Instead, some business groups are grumbling about the deal and … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Today: No furloughs for CBP. Continuing Resolution to Provide CBP Boosts to Maintain Staffing

President Barack Obama is set to sign a continuing resolution (HR 933) to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2013, ostensibly increasing funding for border security efforts for the year.  The appropriations bill allocated $39.6 billion … Continue reading

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