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Congress Goes to Recess with No Action on Immigration

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Enforcement with 1 Comment
Congress Goes to Recess with No Action on Immigration

President Trump’s campaign promise to ramp up immigration enforcement and build a beautiful wall along the southern border have found little support on Capitol Hill. As  Congress leaves for spring recess it’s unclear which of the President’s immigration promises they are willing to help him fulfill. Permanent changes to immigration policy have always been up […]

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What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled and unanimously passed out of Committee their budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which begins on October 1, 2016. The House of Representatives is yet to introduce their version of the appropriations bill. While the Senate has proposed to fund some […]

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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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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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Congress-Passed Spending Bill Leaves DHS in Limbo

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Congress-Passed Spending Bill Leaves DHS in Limbo

Following the close vote in the House last week, the Senate passed a spending bill 56-40 on Saturday to fund most of the government for the next year and avoid a government shutdown. Excluded from that full-year deal is the Department of Homeland Security, which is only funded until February 27 under the so-called “cromnibus” […]

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