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Opposition Builds To Limited Proposal That Would Offer Citizenship Only To DREAMers

Opposition Builds To Limited Proposal That Would Offer Citizenship Only To DREAMers

So far, House leaders have considered providing an opportunity for citizenship only to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, often known as DREAMers. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) confirmed earlier this month that they are working on a bill, called the KIDS Act, to create […]

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Congressional Opponents of Immigration Reform Demand Endless Increases in Border Security

Congressional Opponents of Immigration Reform Demand Endless Increases in Border Security

Not surprisingly, the issue of border security is emerging as the biggest stumbling block to passage of the immigration reform bill now moving through the Senate. Conservative opponents of reform are refusing to support any measure that would grant legal status to unauthorized immigrants already in the country without first achieving that most nebulous of […]

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Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias?

Will Immigration Reform Correct the Immigration System’s Gender Bias?

Within the current immigration system, many women confront systematic barriers when trying to gain legal status. This is one of the main conclusions drawn from a study conducted by social scientists Cecilia Menjivar and Olivia Salcido. Based on a 10-year-long research project on immigrant women in Arizona, the authors identify specific instances in which gender […]

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Facts About H-1B Workers and the Innovation Economy

Facts About H-1B Workers and the Innovation Economy

While widespread research documents a critical need for skilled workers in the United States to maintain and strengthen our innovation industry, myths exist in opposition to programs designed to help alleviate that shortage. In particular, the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign-born workers, primarily used for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, is a […]

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Immigration Bill Praise Further Marginalizes Opponents

Immigration Bill Praise Further Marginalizes Opponents

Now that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” has officially introduced its immigration bill, the public, analysts, and newspaper editorial boards are all having a chance to weigh in about the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system. The reaction from many has been positive because, while it is not a perfect measure, the legislation […]

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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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