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What You Need to Know About the Temporary Worker Bill Introduced by Senator Flake

What You Need to Know About the Temporary Worker Bill Introduced by Senator Flake

Last week, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Willing Workers and Willing Employers Act of 2016, which would establish a 10-year guest worker pilot program. According to Flake, the bill offers new thinking on how to bridge the gap between existing temporary worker programs for seasonal workers and the H-1B program for highly-skilled immigrants. Flake’s […]

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Congress Funds Government and Extends Immigration Programs for Ten Months

Written by on December 18, 2015 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Congress Funds Government and Extends Immigration Programs for Ten Months

This week, the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the federal government for the rest of the Fiscal Year (FY), through September 30, 2016, as well as a package of tax breaks worth around $620 billion. The spending bill, which was seen as the first significant test for […]

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Congress Passes a Budget, But a Government Shutdown is Still Possible

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Congress Passes a Budget, But a Government Shutdown is Still Possible

Last week Congress passed and on Monday the President signed a two year bipartisan budget agreement that also raised the debt ceiling through March 2017. The two year budget sets federal spending through the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years (FY), and lifts spending caps by providing an additional $80 billion, split evenly between military and […]

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How North Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Would Impact All State Residents

Written by on October 13, 2015 in State and Local with 1 Comment
How North Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Would Impact All State Residents

At a time when many states are adopting policies that harness immigrant’s social and economic contributions, elected officials in North Carolina are advancing anti-immigrant legislation that could have sweeping implications for all state residents. The state legislature recently passed H.B. 318, misleadingly titled as the “Protect North Carolina Workers Act.” The bill contains the following […]

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Congress Narrowly Avoids Shutdown, Reauthorizes Key Immigration Programs

Written by on October 1, 2015 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Congress Narrowly Avoids Shutdown, Reauthorizes Key Immigration Programs

Just hours before the federal government was set to shut down on Wednesday, Congress passed a continuing resolution, a stop-gap measure which continues funding the government at current levels and keeps the government open. The continuing resolution passed easily by large majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate and will last for 10 […]

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Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska, has become ground zero for one of the longest-standing anti-immigrant experiments in the United States. In 2010, the small, Midwestern town of 26,000 voted on an ordinance that would create unwieldy and costly housing permits to verify the immigration status of all Fremont renters and would force businesses to use E-Verify (an electronic […]

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Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

For the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” committee members continued to work through Title Four (specifically regarding the W visa program) and began debating Title Three (about interior enforcement). The senators considered 21 amendments and passed 11 of them with mostly bipartisan […]

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Putting the White House Immigration Reform Proposal into Perspective

Putting the White House Immigration Reform Proposal into Perspective

Over the weekend, the press reported on a leaked draft of portions of the White House’s immigration proposal, and the coverage since then has been largely a frenzied discussion of whether the leak will kill Senate negotiations.  There shouldn’t be much chance of that, given the immense pressure on the Senate to not only come […]

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President Lays Out His Vision For Immigration Reform

President Lays Out His Vision For Immigration Reform

After eight Republican and Democratic senators yesterday released their framework for comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama laid out his administration’s vision today of what he thinks should be included in the bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. He praised the bipartisan principles, which mirror the White House’s 2011 blueprint for immigration reform. “At this […]

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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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