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The EB-5 Visa Program Placed Under Microscope in Senate Hearing

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Hearings, Visas with 0 Comments
The EB-5 Visa Program Placed Under Microscope in Senate Hearing

The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” has become an increasingly important source of investment for development projects in the United States, attracting billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and creating tens of thousands of jobs in the United States. However, that program came under intense scrutiny this week at a Senate Judiciary […]

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Senate to Vote on “Sanctuary Cities” Legislation

Written by on October 19, 2015 in Congress, Detainers, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Senate to Vote on “Sanctuary Cities” Legislation

The Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to begin debate on Senator David Vitter’s (R-LA) “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act” (S. 2146). The bill is an enforcement-only approach to immigration and fails to address our outdated immigration laws and the need to enact comprehensive reforms. S. 2146 attempts to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” […]

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Final Immigration Hearings of 2014 Preview More Gridlock in 114th Congress

Written by on December 11, 2014 in Children, Congress, Executive Action, Hearings with 1 Comment
Final Immigration Hearings of 2014 Preview More Gridlock in 114th Congress

When the 113th Congress kicked off nearly two years ago, hopes were high that this would be the Congress to pass lasting immigration reform. “I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all,” […]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform Bill

After three weeks and hours of debate over five days, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” on a bipartisan 13-5 vote, with GOP Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Orrin Hatch (UT), and Jeff Flake (AZ) voting with the Democrats. Advocates in the hearing room burst into […]

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The W Visa: Why the Economy Benefits from A Robust New Worker Program

The W Visa: Why the Economy Benefits from A Robust New Worker Program

The Senate Judiciary Committee returns to its task of marking up S. 744 tomorrow, taking up, among other things, possible amendments to the W visa program for new nonimmigrant workers. This new program, blessed by both business and labor, is an effort to acknowledge the need for a more flexible system for meeting the demand […]

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