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ICE Policy on Parental Rights Addresses Long Overdue Problem in Immigration System

ICE Policy on Parental Rights Addresses Long Overdue Problem in Immigration System

For years, leading family and children’s advocates have argued that the bond between parent and child is often a casualty of our broken immigration system.  Consequently, they have argued that ensuring parental rights in the context of immigration proceedings is critical—whether the issue is about determining who should have custody of an unaccompanied minor, exercising […]

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Details Begin to Emerge on New Immigration Bill

Details Begin to Emerge on New Immigration Bill

Ahead of the expected release of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate this week, details were released outlining the broad strokes of the bill. The “Gang of Eight”—a bipartisan group of senators who have been working to develop the proposal—delayed a press conference that had been planned for today about the bill out […]

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Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

By Victoria Neilson, Legal Director, Immigration Equality. This week the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in two cases, Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, that will forever change the course of the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.  While we are hopeful that the Court will strike down […]

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Immigration Watchdogs: Keep Calm and Press On

Immigration Watchdogs: Keep Calm and Press On

We’ve hit a point in the life cycle of the long awaited Senate immigration reform bill that a lot of parents will remember well.  It’s those last few days before the baby is born, when anxiety and excitement are present in equal measure.  Rather than speculating about the baby’s eye color or who the baby […]

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Skilled Immigrants Come Through All Immigration Channels

Skilled Immigrants Come Through All Immigration Channels

Note:  Today’s blog features the oral testimony of Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council before the House of Representatives, Committee of the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security today. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today and provide testimony on behalf […]

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Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Eight Senators today released a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” which proposes an overhaul of our legal immigration system while expanding border security measures and hardening current employment verification procedures. Most notably, the proposal would give unauthorized immigrants already in the country a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. Although the framework is only a […]

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Risky Business: Our Broken Employment–Based Immigration System Jeopardizes the American Economy

Risky Business: Our Broken Employment–Based Immigration System Jeopardizes the American Economy

BY CHARLES H. KUCK* Does Congress’s continued failure to fix our broken employment-based immigration system jeopardize our economy, now and in the future? Yes, it does. If we don’t have enough employment-based immigrant visas, the best and brightest from around the world will start going somewhere else. We are not only a nation of immigrants; we are […]

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