Immigration

Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes With Strong Majority

Huff Post: Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes With Strong Majority “WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a politically fraught immigration reform bill on Thursday that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., bringing them out of the shadows and preventing continued record deportations that have […]

New Wave of Mexican Immigrants Seems Unlikely

EL CARGADERO, Mexico — The pretty houses in the hills here, with their bright paint and new additions, clearly display the material benefits of having millions of workers move to the United States over the past few decades. But these simple homes also reveal why another huge exodus would be unlikely: the bulk of them […]

Judge: Indiana senators can’t defend immigration law

INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has rebuffed three Indiana lawmakers who asked to be allowed to step into a legal dispute over the state’s immigration law after the attorney general declined to defend it. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled Friday that allowing the senators to intervene would give legislators a trump card over […]

Construction visas remain sticking point in Senate immigration talks

U.S. businesses would be allowed to hire 20,000 foreign workers for low-skilled jobs in the first year of a new visa program being developed by a bipartisan Senate group — a figure that would rise slowly to a maximum of 75,000 in 2020, people with knowledge of the proposal said Friday. FULL ARTICLE

Indiana immigration law provisions permanently barred by federal judge

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocks enforcement of two key provisions of a controversial 2011 Indiana immigration bill: one making it a crime to use a consular-issued card for identification and another allowing the arrest of people whose immigration status is questionable. FULL LINK

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Junot Diaz Defends Immigration Reform On The Colbert Report

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz dropped by the Colbert Report Monday night where he spent much of his appearance defending immigration reform. “Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American,” Diaz said. “That’s just the truth of it.” FULL LINK The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive

A Senate Plan Alters Waiting Periods for Immigration

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER Published: March 17, 2013 WASHINGTON — The nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants would have to wait a full decade for a green card but could earn citizenship just three years after that, under a provision being finalized by a bipartisan group of eight  senators working to devise an overhaul of immigration law, several […]

Full Committee Hearing on “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration”

Statement of Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte “This year, Congress will engage in a momentous debate on immigration.  This will be a massive undertaking with significant implications for the future direction of our nation. As such, we must move forward methodically and evaluate this issue in stages, taking care to fully vet the pros and […]

Undocumented immigrants and their boosters cheer bill’s approval: SB 207

Jose Alvarez is thrilled at the Indiana Senate decision approving a bill that would let some undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition at Indiana’s public colleges. Now, bill boosters say, it’s time to lobby for passage in the Indiana House and — further down the road, perhaps — push for change broadening the pool of those […]

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