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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...

Immigration Bill Could Exclude Hundreds Of Thousands

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan immigration legislation emerging in the Senate could prevent hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from e...

'All That's Left Is The Drafting'

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake the nation...

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 ...

Senators Hopeful Immigration Deal Is Right Around The Corner

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A raucous public debate over the nation's flawed immigration system is set to begin in earnest this week as senators finalize a bip...

'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...

Rubio Dismisses 'Premature' Immigration Deal Reports

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

BY PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, lawmakers on Sunday ca...

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.

Black Immigrants Demand Humane Immigration Reform That Protects Civil Rights

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants. This week that changed a bit.

Elise Foley

New Snag In Immigration Talks | Elise Foley | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration talks in the Senate snagged Friday when Republican members of the "gang of eight" rejected another compromise on the future ...

Bipartisan Senate Group Nears Deal On Immigration Reform

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators neared agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would ...

Gang Of Eight On Path To Key Measure

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in content) * Aim to produce a comprehensive legislation next month * Senators optimistic about ...

Elise Foley

Top Senator: Immigration Talks Moving Too Slowly | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) expressed frustration on Wednesday with the pace of immigration talks, issuing a stat...

The Self-Delusional GOP

Howard Foster | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Howard Foster

After its November defeat, the Republican National Committee commissioned an extensive survey to find out went wrong. Yesterday we learned the results: anemic support from Hispanics and young voters.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrat Downplays GOP Opposition To Pathway To Citizenship | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday downplayed the notion that a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would serve as a...

Boehner Embraces Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

* Speaker did not address key issue; pathway to citizenship * Boehner aims to foster bipartisan efforts (Adds details) ...