The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a sweeping reworking of immigration laws on Tuesday evening, giving a bipartisan bill its first formal stamp of approval in Congress. The following is President Barack Obama's statement on the bill's passage.
The major impact of the law has been to prevent many non-Latino citizens -- most likely the elderly, the young, and others less likely to have the requisite documents readily at hand -- from registering.
(Paul Mirengoff) While attention is focused on various Obama administration scandals, the Schumer-Rubio immigration reform legislation keeps chugging along in the Senate. What are the prospects for enacting this law, or some similar version? I believe the Senate is likely to pass Schumer-Rubio. Show More Summary
What's at stake in the immigration reform bill is whether or not we continue to perpetuate the harsh and short-sighted policies of our current immigration laws.
Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular legal melting pot of human rights news. The full list of links can be found here. You can also find our table of human rights cases here and previous roundups here. Not the right to life, but the right to die dominates the human rights headlines this week, with […]
New York Times: "The most pressing question for Congressional Republicans is no longer how to finesse changes to immigration law or gun control, but how far they can push their cases against President Obama without inciting a backlash...Show More Summary
Only three businesses have faced charged for hiring illegal immigrants.
Australia excised the mainland from the migration zone yesterday - but what does that actually mean? Immigration lawyer Michael Jones explains our disappointing contribution to international law
House Speaker Boehner said he was “concerned” that a bipartisan group of House lawmakers has been unable to reach an agreement on legislation to overhaul the country’s immigration laws, but said he was determined that the House would act in a “responsible way” on an immigration bill.
House conservatives alarmed: “When we ignore the rule of law we become like the country many immigrants are fleeing," Gohmert said.
In a recent NRO piece entitled “Saul Alinsky and the Gang of Eight,” I discussed how, if Schumer-Rubio becomes law, federal dollars devoted to “immigrant integration” will pour into left-wing and Islamist activist groups to fund their...Show More Summary
Immigration law may be broken but you don't fix it by rewarding law breakers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial to the passage of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system that would track foreigners entering and exiting the country after a S...
Under the current U.S. immigration law, there is virtually no relief for immigrants who have already been deported, particularly if they left they country without a judicial hearing. But there is the possibility of some relief in the...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial for the success of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system to track foreigners leaving the country after a Senate panel rejected...
Via the Los Angeles Times: For some same-sex couples, the issue is made even more complicated by our country’s immigration laws. In his video Op-Ed “Eric and Juan,” Jens Erik Gould introduces us to a same-sex couple who got married in 2008, during the brief time when gay marriage was legal in California. Show More Summary
Via Wired's Threat Level: Buried in the 800 page proposed immigration reform bill is a provision creating a biometric database for all Americans, not just immigrants. The bill, titled Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The “Gang of Eight” immigration bill amends or refers to at least 52 other current laws, Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) noted in his opening statement at Thursday’s committee markup of the bill. “This bill is complex,” Grassley said. Show More Summary
At a time when the Senate is considering the modernization of our immigration laws, they should also take measures to ensure the U.S. strengthens protections for those fleeing persecution. Christians and other faith groups are being targeted in many places around the world. Ethnic and political persecution is a significant problem as well.
Near the end of the first day of Senate debate on a sweeping bill to overhaul U.S. immigration laws, one of the measure’s top immigration supporters hugged one of its most vocal foes. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the committee charged...Show More Summary