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SOTU Shows Parties Moving Closer on Immigration Reform

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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House Bi-Partisan Budget Deal Gives Hope to Immigration Activists

House Bi-Partisan Budget Deal Gives Hope to Immigration Activists

One day before Congress left town for the holiday recess, the House of Representatives approved a two-year budget deal by a wide margin. Despite some GOP opposition to the plan, House Speaker John Boehner allowed a vote on the plan, which passed with a majority of Democratic and Republican votes. The budget outline now heads [...]

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House Inaction Escalates Community’s Demands for Immigration Reform

House Inaction Escalates Community’s Demands for Immigration Reform

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reassured a few die-hard anti-immigration reform activists when he said he would never agree to a conference to reach agreement on a House immigration bill and the Senate’s bipartisan immigration that passed in June. But his comments fired up those who want to see Congress improve the nation’s broken immigration [...]

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After Government Reopens, Calls for Immigration Reform Build

After Government Reopens, Calls for Immigration Reform Build

Now that Congress has ended the government shutdown and narrowly averted hitting the nation’s debt ceiling, it should come as no surprise that immigration reform is back in the news. Supporters of reform are pushing for House leadership to bring a path to citizenship and other immigration bills to the floor for a vote, while [...]

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Massive Immigration Reform Rally Proceeds in Washington, D.C.

Massive Immigration Reform Rally Proceeds in Washington, D.C.

After several thousand people rallied for immigration reform in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, more than 100 activists were arrested outside of the Capitol during a protest to push the House to vote on immigration legislation. Those arrested for refusing to move out of the street included eight Democratic members of Congress: Reps. John Lewis (GA), [...]

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California Governor Signs Sweeping Immigration Reforms into Law

California Governor Signs Sweeping Immigration Reforms into Law

On the same day thousands of immigrant activists rallied across the country for immigration reform, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills into law that put the state at the forefront of the efforts to fix immigration policies at the state and local level. Among the measures Brown approved was the TRUST Act, which limits [...]

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Immigration Advocates to Take to the Streets in Series of Oct. 5 Events

Immigration Advocates to Take to the Streets in Series of Oct. 5 Events

Immigrant groups along with faith, labor, and civil rights organizations are planning hundreds of rallies, vigils, pilgrimages, and actions this weekend to call on Congress to pass immigration reform. For the National Day of Action for Dignity and Respect on Saturday, more than 130 major mobilization events will take place to send the message that [...]

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House Democrats Introduce New Comprehensive Immigration Bill

House Democrats Introduce New Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Several Democrats in the House of Representatives proposed H.R. 15, an immigration reform bill today that addresses border security, legalization of undocumented immigrants, interior enforcement of the immigration laws, and fixes for our dysfunctional legal immigration programs. This bill is based on S.744, which the Senate passed in June, but removes the Corker-Hoeven border security [...]

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Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in [...]

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