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The House’s own bipartisan “Gang of Eight” has announced that it reached an “agreement in principle” on immigration reform legislation. Authors say it differs in several areas from the proposed Senate bill, but the details have yet to be unveiled.
The immigration reform debate has included much discussion on work-based visa requirements and an E-Verify program that will allow necessary labor into the country while preserving US citizen jobs. When surveyed, the majority of American small businesses favor immigration reform … Continue reading
After last week’s business meetings, the Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to finish markup on S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, by the end of this week. However, disputes over amendments on high-skilled immigrant visas and … Continue reading
The Senate immigration bill introduced last week calls for tripling the number of criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the U.S. along the busiest border area, but the court that handles cases there already has an overloaded docket and … Continue reading
Immigration reform supporters have a new ally — the environmental lobby. The Sierra Club’s board voted Wednesday to support comprehensive immigration reform, POLITICO has learned. The backing from the nation’s oldest environmental group is a major shift that could help … Continue reading
Two drafters of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill believe they can achieve the impossible in today’s fractious Congress: convince majorities of both Republicans and Democrats in the upper chamber to support the proposal. “Maybe this is hopeful, but it would … Continue reading
The just released Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 is 844 pages long piece of legislation crafted by a bi-partisan group of 8 Senators, four Senate DemocratsChuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ), and … Continue reading
A bipartisan group of senators has largely agreed on a broad immigration bill that would require tough border measures to be in place before illegal immigrants could take the first steps to become American citizens, according to several people familiar … Continue reading
Immigrants in the U.S. illegally would not gain green cards under a bipartisan Senate bill until law-enforcement officials are monitoring the entire southern border a nd stopping 90% of people crossing illegally in certain areas, according to people familiar with … Continue reading
Senate negotiators are moving behind-the-scenes to build support for the high-profile immigration bill they plan to unveil as soon as this week. At a lunchtime briefing, Democratic senators in the Gang of Eight sought to allay concerns raised by members … Continue reading