Tag: Senate Immigration Bill

May Day Protests Remind Legislators Immigration Reform is Workers Issue

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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Immigration Letter from 22 Senators Decries Common-Sense Reforms

Immigration Letter from 22 Senators Decries Common-Sense Reforms

Twenty-two Senate Republicans have made some political waves recently by sending a letter to President Obama expressing their “grave concerns” over the review of immigration enforcement policies now underway in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The aim of that review is to determine ways in which enforcement priorities might be revised to avoid the [...]

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On Immigration, Legislative Reform and Administrative Action Are Not at Odds

On Immigration, Legislative Reform and Administrative Action Are Not at Odds

A year ago this week, senators introduced S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, to much fanfare. It was a high point for the immigration reform movement, only to be eclipsed by the bipartisan vote to move the bill out of committee and then, in June 2013, final passage in the Senate itself. Thus far, [...]

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President Calls for Review of U.S. Deportation System

President Calls for Review of U.S. Deportation System

As the number of deportations under President Obama near the 2 million mark and Congress stalls on immigration reform legislation, President Obama said Friday that administration officials are reviewing what could be done to make the immigration enforcement system more humane. The announcement follows votes in the House of Representatives last week attempting to limit [...]

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More Than 600 Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

More Than 600 Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

Immigrants are helping to grow the economy all across the nation. Take Charlotte, North Carolina for example, where immigrant restaurant owners have opened businesses across the city catering to increasingly eclectic tastes. Tacos El Nevado is one example. Heriberto Mali and Vianey Juarez, immigrants from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, opened the restaurant [...]

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From the Mouths of Babes: Children Demand Immigration Reform

From the Mouths of Babes: Children Demand Immigration Reform

Families across the U.S. are facing the holidays separated from mothers, fathers, and siblings due to deportations and years-long waits for visas. Children—some of whose parents are undocumented immigrants—have taken to the halls of Congress this week to go to congressional offices, meet with members, and ask them to support immigration reform so that their [...]

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Local Welcoming Initiatives Help Build a Nation of Neighbors

Written by on July 3, 2013 in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship with 6 Comments
Local Welcoming Initiatives Help Build a Nation of Neighbors

While attention has been focused on federal immigration efforts these last few months, states and cities continue to encourage and promote immigration as well.  From well-established programs like Welcoming America and its many state-level affiliates, Cities of Migration, the Building Resilient Regions research group, and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, to new [...]

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Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill

The Senate approved a massive overhaul of the nation’s immigration policies today in a historic vote. They voted 68-32 to approve S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform measure that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed in May. Immediately after the vote, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Gang of Eight and sponsor [...]

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Beyond the Border Surge, What Else Is In the Senate Compromise?

Beyond the Border Surge, What Else Is In the Senate Compromise?

On Monday, the Senate voted 67 to 27 to invoke cloture on Leahy 1183, an amendment to substitute the current version of the Senate’s immigration reform bill, S. 744, with a revised version of the bill that includes a host of amendments that have been referred to as the Corker/Hoeven compromise—or, more simply, the border [...]

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Is a Border Surge the Only Way to Pass Immigration Reform and Ensure Legalization?

Is a Border Surge the Only Way to Pass Immigration Reform and Ensure Legalization?

During the second full week of debate on S. 744, momentum towards passage increased with a positive CBO score, the defeat of several poison-pill amendments, and the announcement of a Republican border amendment that is thought to bring ten to fifteen Republicans to “yes” on final passage. A series of critical cloture votes is likely [...]

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