Category Archives: Immigration Reform 2013

CBS News: Sen. Leahy: Don’t “exploit” Boston to “derail” immigration

Convening the Senate Judiciary Committee for its second hearing on immigration reform, committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-VT., on Monday urged his Senate colleagues to stop using the Boston Marathon bombings as an excuse to slow down immigration reform. Advertisements

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Talking Points Memo: Former Republican Cabinet Secretary Dismantles ‘Dangerous’ Right-Wing Immigration Talking Point

 A former cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush took apart a main talking point that conservatives have used to oppose immigration reform. Speaking at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez addressed the notion, oft-repeated on … Continue reading

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New York Times Editorial – Immigration and Fear

Much of the country was still waking up to the mayhem and confusion outside Boston on Friday morning when Senator Charles Grassley decided to link the hunt for terrorist bombers to immigration reform. “How can individuals evade authorities and plan … Continue reading

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New York Times – Immigration Overhaul Proposal Is Likely to Ignite Fierce Debate

The introduction of sweeping immigration legislation on Tuesday is likely to ignite a months-long battle between those who want citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants and opponents who view such an approach as amnesty. A bipartisan group of … Continue reading

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Washington Post – Key provisions expected in immigration legislation proposal

The Washington Post has put together a truly terrific outline of the entire recently released immigration legislation proposal. Below please find a handy info graphic outlining what each of the sections of the legislative outline do. The sections presented below … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed: Priced Out of Citizenship by Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis V. Guttierez

AS Congress debates creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, it must at the same time remove one of the biggest obstacles on that path: the cost of applying for citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of … Continue reading

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Politico – Business balks at immigration deal

A deal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and labor groups on visas for low-skilled workers was supposed to clear a path for an immigration reform package in the Senate. Instead, some business groups are grumbling about the deal and … Continue reading

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