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Brewer: Federal Government 'Refuses' To Secure Arizona Border

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) believes the federal government is neglecting her state's needs for border security resources. Brewer, a longtime bord...

Breaking Down the Gang of Eight's Immigration Bill

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

The president and the senators are, for the most part, in sync. But differences over a few key provisions have advocates from all corners expressing concern for their constituencies, promising an intense debate moving forward.

Shame On The 'Gang Of Eight': History Will Remember That You Left Out The Gays

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

You decided to exclude the gays, the people who worry everyday that their partner will be deported, who watch their partners cry because they can't visit a sick father, who believe in the justice we seek for all immigrants because the suffering is identical and must end for us all.

Immigration Reform and the GOP's Crisis of Sincerity

Michael Sargeant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is hoping these new voters will just conveniently forget that for years, Republicans used them as a lightening rod to scare other Americans. They're hoping their own recent history will just disappear after a single vote.

Now Is the Time for Enforcement Reform

Fernando Garcia | Posted 06.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Fernando Garcia

We cannot ignore the serious threats to civil and human rights that are inherent in the call for new border triggers and continued unaccountable spending on border enforcement. Immigration reform may finally be within reach. It's now time for enforcement reform.

Elise Foley

Senators: Immigration Won't Be Like Gun Control | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators of the "gang of eight" pushing for immigration reform promised on Thursday to fight to ensure their bill doesn't get caught in ...

No Surprise: Gays Left Out Of Immigration Reform Bill

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Lesbian and gay Americans and permanent residents will still not be able to sponsor their loved ones for permanent residency. LGBT organizations and coalition partners will vigorously protest, but at the end of the day, we will still be left out in the cold.

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates Pleased With Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of comprehensive immigration reform finally got their chance on Wednesday to see the full text of a bill from the Senate gang ...

America's Future in 844 Pages

David Leopold | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

This group of senators has proven that it can break through the political gridlock and put the country first by producing a good and fair bill. Now everyone -- from legislators to advocates -- has to stand up and do everything in our power to make sure this effort comes to fruition.

Elise Foley

Major Victory For Dreamers In New Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children would be eligible to apply for a quicker path to citizenship, regardle...

Elise Foley

Senators Turn Toward Defending Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The senators of the bipartisan group unveiling immigration reform legislation on Tuesday will now begin the process of defending it to t...

Elise Foley

Immigration Bill Would Reunite Families Of Deportees | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill unveiled on Tuesday would allow some families to reunite after deportation, potentially he...

Inside the Immigration Process

Darrell West | Posted 06.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Darrell West

All of our friends knew we were legally married because they had attended the ceremony and partied with us at the wedding reception. But as we would learn in going through the green card and naturalization applications, there is nothing routine about the process.

The Time for Common Sense Immigration Reform Is Now

Fagan Harris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Fagan Harris

As the Gang of Eight prepares to introduce immigration reform legislation in the coming days, support continues to build for reform that would once and for all fix America's broken immigration system.

Lawmakers Press Border Security In Immigration Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - Tighter border security must be one goal of U.S. immigration reform if the measure is to pass Congress, lawmakers w...

Elise Foley

Senators Close To Agreement On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators in the so-called gang of eight are coming close to a deal on immigration reform, and Democrats spent Wednesday assuring both ac...

Senators Closing In On Immigration Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

* Immigrant farmworker details still in play * Senate could debate bill in May By Charles Abbott and Richard Cowan ...

'Gang Of Eight' Senators: Immigration Bill Expected This Week

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - A bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system would likely be completed by the end of this week, two senior U.S. se...

What Immigration Reform Could Mean for American Workers, and Why the AFL-CIO Is Embracing It

Robert Reich | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn't yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.

Chelsea Kiene

Immigration Rights Groups Hold Rally Protesting Chuck Schumer's 'Latino Problem' | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Latino and immigration rights activists protested Tuesday over what the group is calling Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) “L...

Rubio on Deck

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Marco Rubio, Cuban-American from Florida, is now officially "on deck." He is idly swinging a practice bat back and forth, in anticipation of his first real major-league performance. This moment, it should be noted, has taken a long time to get here.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Immigration Deal Reached By 'Gang Of Eight,' Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham Say | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

A bipartisan agreement on an immigration reform plan has been reached, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Grah...

Obama Nothing But 'Confident' On Immigration Deal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's hopes for comprehensive immigration reform remain nothing short of "confident." In a Wednesday interview aired on Telemund...

Senators' Get First Hand Look At U.S. Border Troubles

Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

By CRISTINA SILVA, The Associated Press NOGALES, Ariz. -- A bipartisan group of senators crafting a sweeping immigration bill vowed Wednesday that ...

Poultry Scientists Get Green Cards, MBAs Get the Boot

Dinkar Jain | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Do you think someone with an MS in Poultry Science from Kansas State University should be ahead in line to get a U.S. green card compared to a Stanford or Harvard MBA? That is what Congress is likely to propose next month.