Tag: S.744

Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants Could Add Billions in Taxes to U.S. Economy

Written by on September 5, 2014 in DACA/DAPA, Economics, Tax Contributions with 2 Comments
Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants Could Add Billions in Taxes to U.S. Economy

There’s no question that improving the United States’ outdated immigration system would help the economy. The Senate-passed immigration bill S. 744 would have, if enacted, reduced the federal budget deficit by approximately $1 trillion over 20 years and led to an increase in wages for U.S. workers. But House leaders failed to bring up S. 744 […]

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Anti-Immigrant Groups Attempt to Incite Fear Over Administrative Action

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 2 Comments
Anti-Immigrant Groups Attempt to Incite Fear Over Administrative Action

As news trickles out of the White House that President Obama is planning to announce a program like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative for other worthy populations, the anti-immigrant community is preparing their fire. An early shot comes via a post in The Hill where the Center for Immigration Studies claims that […]

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The Legacy of S. 744, the Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
The Legacy of S. 744, the Senate Immigration Reform Bill

On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed S. 744, an ambitious, bipartisan comprehensive reform of our immigration system.  Although far from perfect, it represented a genuine effort to wrestle with the complex, confusing, and highly emotional train wreck that has become our immigration system.  In the months that followed, a small bipartisan team in the […]

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May Day Protests Remind Legislators Immigration Reform is Workers Issue

Written by on May 2, 2014 in Enforcement, Family-Based Immigration, Reform with 1 Comment
May Day Protests Remind Legislators Immigration Reform is Workers Issue

On Thursday, protesters expressed their mounting frustration over Congress’ failure to pass immigration reform in May Day demonstrations across the nation. From New York to California, thousands of labor, faith, and immigrant rights activists took to the streets to lift up the positive impact immigrant workers have on our economy and the detrimental impact our […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Economics, Reform, Tax Contributions with 1 Comment
Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local taxes every year that help to fund benefits they […]

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What Does More Discretion and Less Deportation Look Like?

What Does More Discretion and Less Deportation Look Like?

Following President Obama’s announcement that administration officials will review enforcement policies to see how to make them more humane, NBC News reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has compiled a list of recommendations for Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on what actions could be taken to slow deportations. According to NBC News, the caucus will […]

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House Immigration Reform Bill Gets Fiscal Seal of Approval from CBO

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Economics, Reform with 0 Comments
House Immigration Reform Bill Gets Fiscal Seal of Approval from CBO

Ahead of the introduction of a discharge petition demanding a vote on HR 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday issued its fiscal verdict on the immigration reform bill that has been languishing in the House of Representatives since October 2013. According to the CBO, the reforms called for in the bill would more […]

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How Would Immigration Reform Help the U.S. Economy?

How Would Immigration Reform Help the U.S. Economy?

A growing consensus has emerged among both liberals and conservatives that immigration reform would serve as a stimulus to the U.S. economy. Reform would not only raise the wages—and therefore the tax payments and consumer purchasing power—of newly legalized immigrants, but would ensure future flows of immigrant workers, taxpayers, and consumers that are sufficient to […]

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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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Months After Passage, Anti-Immigrant Group Still Mischaracterizes Senate Bill

Months After Passage, Anti-Immigrant Group Still Mischaracterizes Senate Bill

The immigration reform bill (S.744) that the Senate passed in June would fix our broken work visa programs for lower skilled, higher skilled, and agricultural workers; eliminate decades-long backlogs in our immigrant visa programs; increase job and wage protections for U.S. workers; and greatly increase our investment in border security. In addition, the bill would […]

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