Archive for January, 2014

Representantes Republicanos Presentan Principios para la Reforma Migratoria

Written by on January 31, 2014 in En Español, Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment
Representantes Republicanos Presentan Principios para la Reforma Migratoria

En el día de ayer, miembros republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes dieron a conocer los principios generales sobre los que basarán su propuesta de reforma migratoria en dicha Cámara. El documento de una página, divulgado durante el retiro anual de los representantes republicanos en Cambridge (Maryland), aborda temas que van desde la seguridad fronteriza […]

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Are GOP Immigration Standards Enough to Shake Up the Conversation?

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
Are GOP Immigration Standards Enough to Shake Up the Conversation?

Reactions to the release of the House GOP leadership’s principles for immigration reform ranged from ecstatic to furious yesterday—and that was just within the Republican Party. Outside the tortured world of House politics, reactions tended more toward cautious praise for releasing something as a starting point, but with serious doubts about the shortcomings of the […]

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Draft of GOP Principles on Immigration Reform Released

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Legislation, Reform with 6 Comments
Draft of GOP Principles on Immigration Reform Released

A draft of the House Republican principles on immigration reform has been released as House GOP members gather for their retreat to discuss their position on a range of issues, including immigration. Standards for Immigration Reform PREAMBLE Our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them […]

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SOTU Shows Parties Moving Closer on Immigration Reform

Written by on January 29, 2014 in Economics, Elections, Legislation, Reform with 3 Comments
SOTU Shows Parties Moving Closer on Immigration Reform

During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that improved immigration policies go hand-in-hand with the economic recovery, and nudged the House of Representatives to make the next move on immigration reform.

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Without Citizenship, Immigration Reformers Could be Leaving Dollars on the Table

Without Citizenship, Immigration Reformers Could be Leaving Dollars on the Table

While President Obama’s State of the Union Address will reportedly focus on income inequality in the United States, it is also a likely bet that he will address the economic benefit of immigration reform even as Republicans are finalizing their immigration principles. As conversations around immigration reform proposals forge ahead, the economic benefits of citizenship […]

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Senator Jeff Sessions Has Erroneously Blamed Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Senator Jeff Sessions Has Erroneously Blamed Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Despite the formal end of the recession in 2009, unemployment in the United States remains high, wages are still stagnant, and economic indices of all kinds are looking grim. A crisis of this magnitude requires bold action by U.S. lawmakers to realign U.S. economic policies in ways that promote the growth of both jobs and […]

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Michigan to Immigrants: You’re Welcome Here

Michigan to Immigrants: You’re Welcome Here

It is clear that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder understands that immigration can be a potent boost to his state’s economy. It’s also an important component of economic revitalization for a city such as Detroit. Improving the nation’s broken immigration system could have enormous economic benefits for Michigan and states across the country, so Snyder joined […]

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What Does the Anti-Immigrant Movement Have Planned for the States in 2014?

What Does the Anti-Immigrant Movement Have Planned for the States in 2014?

As Congress continues their protracted debate on immigration reform, state governments are taking the lead on moving positive measures forward. Thus, anti-immigrant groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Numbers USA  will be on the defensive in 2014, devoting time and resources towards preventing pro-immigrant state policies from taking root. They are certain […]

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Why 2013 Was the Year of Positive State Immigration Measures

Why 2013 Was the Year of Positive State Immigration Measures

States took the lead on immigration reform in 2013, and compared to previous years, the majority  were positive measures to help integrate and improve the day-to-day lives of immigrants in their respective states. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 2013 Immigration Report, 45 states passed 184 immigration-related laws in 2013 and adopted […]

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Nativist Group Blames Students for Texas Budget Gap

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Economics with 0 Comments
Nativist Group Blames Students for Texas Budget Gap

In a case of creative accounting, the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is blaming students for the fiscal woes of Texas. In a new report, FAIR lumps together students who are unauthorized immigrants with U.S.-born students who have unauthorized parents and claims that they are all costing Texas taxpayers astronomical sums in educational […]

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