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Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Children in Immigration Proceedings a Lawyer

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Children in Immigration Proceedings a Lawyer

Every day children, some as young as toddlers, are sent into immigration courts all around the country. They can be asked to make their own immigration cases before a judge, often while a government attorney argues that they should be deported. This is because the government maintains there is no right to appointed counsel in […]

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What to Expect From Congress on Immigration in 2016

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Asylum, Legislation with 0 Comments
What to Expect From Congress on Immigration in 2016

As members of Congress make their way back to Washington, D.C. this week, the prevailing wisdom is that nothing substantive will happen on Capitol Hill because we have officially entered an election year. On immigration, there is little hope that lawmakers will take up comprehensive reform, but that does not mean Congress will not try […]

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Congress Continues its Knee-Jerk Reaction to Paris Attacks

Congress Continues its Knee-Jerk Reaction to Paris Attacks

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, the “American Safe Act of 2015” by a vote of 289 to 137, with 47 Democrats and all but two Republicans supporting the bill. This comes less than one week after the horrific attacks in Paris, which have left many feeling vulnerable and fearful. But this knee-jerk […]

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Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

Written by on June 10, 2013 in Legislation, Reform with 4 Comments
Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration reform debate has officially begun. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed Thursday on S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” the first step to having the full Senate debate the measure after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it a few weeks […]

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Senator Reid’s Commitment to Moving Immigration Reform Still Firm

Written by on April 13, 2010 in Legislation, Reform with 3 Comments
Senator Reid’s Commitment to Moving Immigration Reform Still Firm

At the beginning of every new work session in the Senate, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) lays out his plans for the coming few weeks—a sort of roadmap for the Senate and those who follow its sometimes glacial progress towards passage of a bill. Given Senator Reid’s recent statements that he would move comprehensive immigration reform […]

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