For three more weeks, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744. During the 45 years I’ve studied Washington politics, including 25 years of editorializing...Show More Summary
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill.
As the bill moves through committee and onto the Senate floor, the rights and well-being of immigrant women will depend on Senators keeping women -- and women's realities -- in mind.
House negotiators announced yesterday that they’d reached a bipartisan agreement on an immigration bill. But as Ed Kilgore colorfully points out today, there’s not really any actual deal. Instead, on key items such as guest workers and health care, they’ve agreed to … Continue reading ?
After Breitbart News reported on the lack of intellectual diversity in a panel discussion sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute and left-leaning BuzzFeed that pitted five pro-amnesty panelists against the Heritage Foundation, Heritage dropped out of the event entirely and was replaced by iconoclast Daily Caller columnist Mickey Kaus. Show More Summary
Obama tries to pivot from a trio of controversies, but the IRS scandal is sticking around. Work on immigration reform continues. L.A. gets a new mayor. Plus, Andy gets a summer job.
A new study released by the Center for American Progress contends that a pathway to legalization and citizenship will bring vast economic benefits to states. The study by Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford highlights the importance of a legalization pathway that would positively affect economic gains for the 24 states in which 88 percent of [...]
The Task Force and other groups responded today to amendments to the Title III provisions of the immigration bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee is debating this week and Monday. The statement below can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer […]
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida www.ftlauderdale.gov/news Both sides of the political aisle have made a major issue out of the problem of the 11 million people inside the US illegally or presently undocumented. The president has said this is a priority and Florida senator Marco Rubio has agreed. Show More Summary
After President Obama opened the door to temporary legal status for more than a million young immigrants who came to the United States as children, Arizona and other states imposed their own hurdles to these deferred action beneficiaries living and working in the United States as the policy intended. On Thursday, a federal judge suggested [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan plan brokered in the House of Representatives will be tougher on illegal immigrants living in the United States than a Senate counterpart, congressional aides said on Friday.
Anh Phan is Manager of the Anti-Hate Table in Immigration Policy and Mari Hernandez is a Research Associate in Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress. Special thanks to former American Progress staffer Jorge Madrid for his help. Since last November’s Presidential election, immigration reform with a road map to citizenship for the 11 [...]
Last week, the conservative Heritage Foundation issued a new study purporting to show that letting illegal immigrants from south of the border become citizens would cost more than $6 trillion dollars in social benefits by 2050. Researchers from all segments of the political spectrum contested that finding. Show More Summary
Published on May 16, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to pass legislation he says is crucial to American farmers. -kg
Greg Sargent reports that once immigration reform is safely finished (or killed, as the case may be), Harry Reid plans to revisit the topic of filibuster reform: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused on the monthShow More Summary
Late Thursday, Rep. John Carter (R-TX) indicated that the House bipartisan group working on immigration reform finalized an “agreement in principle” on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Although many of the bill’s elements are not yet known, the House intends to create a 15-year path to citizenship, longer than the 13-year citizenship plan in the [...]
SAN DIEGO — Don’t get your hopes up for comprehensive immigration reform, this year or in the near future.
We’re only three days into the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, but already 48 amendments to the bill have been adopted. Forty two passed by voice vote, and six by roll call. … Continue reading ?