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Immigration Legislation

Democrats Seize On Boehner's Comments On Immigration

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner drew criticism from left and right Friday over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their ...

City To Reconsider Immigration Legislation

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Almost four years after a small Nebraska city tried to crack down on illegal immigration, the town is having second thoughts ab...

Goodlatte Pledges Action On Key Issue

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the at...

Citizenship: A Pathway to Economic Recovery

Noel A. Poyo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Noel A. Poyo

Too much emphasis has been put on immigration reform as a social policy that will benefit immigrants, and not enough has been done to highlight the positive economic impact that immigration reform will have on entire cities and regions.

A Pathway to Citizenship Should Create a Pathway to Workplace Protections

Victor Narro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Narro

The nexus between a pathway to citizenship and workplace protections must not be through an employment verification system. This did not work in 1986 with IRCA's employer sanction laws and it will not work today.

Will E-Verify Have Discriminatory Results?

David Bier | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Immigration reform is fundamentally about acceptance of new people into American society. But tucked inside the Senate immigration bill is a proposal which, if enacted, will make that process of acceptance much more difficult.

Immigration Reform's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I am extremely optimistic that a comprehensive immigration bill can pass the Senate, and with overwhelming support. I am a lot less optimistic that any immigration bill whatsoever can pass the House, but I think the chances for passing their own bill (rather than the Senate's) are greater.

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.

Immigration Reform: Don't Rush to Build Biometric Exit System

David Schanzer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
David Schanzer

Immigration reform legislation is likely to be complex with dozens of hot button issues. Close scrutiny should be addressed, however, to an obscure border security issue -- the biometric exit system -- that will not stir the emotions of many, but could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Gathers Unstoppable Momentum

David Leopold | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

With Friday's agreement between the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the terms of a guest worker program it's clear that immigration reform is going to be a reality this time around.

Janell Ross

Immigrants And Their Families Optimistic About Reform Ahead Of Obama Speech | Janell Ross | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

For some couples, the morning kiss goodbye is an act as routine and emotionally involved as pulling on a winter coat or downing a cup of coffee. But w...

South Carolina House Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters)--South Carolina's House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a comprehensive illegal i...

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

Jon Stewart To Lisa P. Jackson (VIDEO): Is Senator Graham 'A Big Fat Baby?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson stopped by The Daily Show Monday night to discuss the EPA's role in applying environmental legislation, as well as t...

Lindsey Graham: Pushing Immigration Ahead Of Climate Is A 'Cynical Political Ploy'

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Graham, Kerry and Lieberman met to try to calm the storm that kicked up around their legislation over the weekend after Graham threatened to ditch wor...

For Principled and Practical Immigration Reform - Now!

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

This approach to immigration reform is both principled and practical. It reflects both our national interests and our national values, and ought to be able to gain Christian support.