Category Archives: Congress

These stories highlight legislative actions on the hill, broken down and made digestible for everyone.

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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Business Insider – MARCO RUBIO: Immigration Reform Is ‘Not Amnesty’

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hit the Sunday news show circuit to sell his comprehensive immigration bill, promising that the legislation would not offer “amnesty” to the 11 million undocumented workers already living in this country. “What we have now … Continue reading

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New York Times – Immigration Plan Sets 2011 Cutoff for Path to Legalization

As a bipartisan group of eight senators prepared to introduce a plan early next week to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, Senate negotiators have agreed to a cutoff date that could bar hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the path … 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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Invite: 2 Live Web Briefings on US-Mexico, Border, Immigration Reform

With the President announcing a May trip to Mexico, and members of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” taking a constructive trip to the border, NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative has put together two timely, informative background briefings on Mexico, the progress made … Continue reading

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NPI Analysis of Business Labor Immigration Deal

On Friday night Thomas J. Donohue, the president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and Richard Trumka, the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the nation’s main federation of labor unions, agreed in principle on a guest worker program for low-skilled, … 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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