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Labor and big business continue negotiations

One of the most important components of any immigration reform bill will be how the immigration system will be changed to deal with future waves of immigrant workers in manual labor sectors. Last week, leaders from business and labor came … Continue reading

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Tech leaders plan virtual push for immigration reform

High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a “virtual march for immigration reform” aimed at pressuring lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws. The effort unveiled Monday is particularly focused on making … Continue reading

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House reports progress on immigration reform

As the move to pass immigration reform continues, a bipartisan House group reports making “really good progress”  despite missing a target date for an agreement, while multiple senators and congressmen have expressed optimism that legislation will pass.

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McCain “guardedly optimistic” on immigration deal

After meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday that he and other lawmakers working on an immigration overhaul will meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the effort to revamp the system. McCain, … Continue reading

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Goodlatte signals opposition to pathway to citizenship

This week, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee signaled opposition to passing an immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the committee, argued in an interview with NPR that there’s … Continue reading

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Latino support for Obama is up

President Obama’s push to overhaul immigration laws this year hasn’t produced a bill yet, but it already has restored his standing among Hispanics. In a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll, the president’s approval rating among Hispanics has rebounded to … Continue reading

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Business and labor reach basic agreement on immigration reform

In an effort to avert the bitter and public feuding between business and labor organizations that helped kill a broad immigration overhaul in 2007, representatives of the two groups released a statement on Thursday outlining shared goals designed to show … Continue reading

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