Monthly Archives: June 2013

Arizona Sheds Anti-Immigrant Policies; House Should Take Note

Kristian gives his thoughts on the implications of shifting immigration politics in Arizona: “A combination of real improvements along the border, a series of high-profile legal and political defeats, and a rallying of business and community leaders against the social … Continue reading

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On The Border, DHS Has Earned Congress’s Trust

Simon recently published this op-ed analyzing why Republican criticism of DHS is misplaced and how real success achieved at the border should be guiding Congress’s debate over immigration reform.

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Immigration and Border Top News, June 24th

Immigration System Won’t Be Solved By Militarizing the Border, ABC News, Univision, June 24, 2013 Immigration Bill Will Pass in Senate if Changes Avoided, Bloomberg, June 24, 2013 Cost of Border Deal Questioned, Arizona Republic, June 22, 2013 5 Potential ‘Border Surge’ Pitfalls, Politico, June … Continue reading

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Babeu Urges House to Reject Senate Immigration Bill, Focus on Border Security

During yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on the SAFE Act, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu urged the House to reject the Senate immigration legislation and increase law enforcement and police authority. However Karen Tumlin, of the National Immigration Law … Continue reading

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Senate Rejects Republican Effort to Gut Immigration Bill

The Gang of Eight compromise remained strong yesterday as the Senate defeated an amendment from Sen. Grassley with a 57-43 vote. The amendment would have delayed the pathway to citizenship provisions of the bill. Supporters and critics of the bill … Continue reading

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Senate Immigration Authors Consider Border Control Change

Several sponsors of the Senate immigration bill are trying to draft an alternative to Sen. John Cornyn’s RESULTS amendment which they fear could permanently impede the proposed path the citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the US. One of those sponsors, … Continue reading

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Gang of Eight Seeks Alternative to John Cornyn Amendment

Members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight who drafted the original Senate immigration bill are pushing back against Senator John Cornyn’s RESULTS amendment that seeks to increase border enforcement saying it is a “poison pill.” The Cornyn amendment, meanwhile, is … Continue reading

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