Immigration reform seems to be more uncertain than ever. As we recently reported, proposed legislation seeks to amend the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act to allow a large percentage of...more
The media loves to attach political labels to often complex issues. Such monikers allow the press to create and define highly charged terms ("pro-life"; "pro-choice"; "pro-gun"; "anti-gun", etc.). The exercise is also useful...more
In the February/March 2013 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, we outlined the respective proposals for immigration reform put forward by both the President and a bipartisan group of eight senators. We also noted that...more
The first major immigration proposal in several years contains sweeping changes, with the president potentially signing a version by mid-June....more
In 2007, when a bipartisan group of senators and then President Bush tried to pass major immigration reform legislation, vocal opposition to the effort doomed the bill and any real attempt at reform since. The 2012 election...more
The prospect of comprehensive immigration reform appears to be gaining momentum. In January, a bipartisan group of eight senators announced a broad proposal for immigration reform (“Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive...more
Second term begins with an increased focus on immigration issues; Congress signals bipartisan agreement on similar principles.
On January 29, just a few weeks after President Barack Obama reconfirmed his commitment to...more
This week, the promised launch of a new political effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Congress has taken off. Yesterday, eight Senators unveiled their outline of a bipartisan plan for comprehensive...more
A bipartisan group of eight senators has reached an agreement for legislation that could be the beginning of the comprehensive immigration reform we have all been waiting for. The proposal was announced on Monday and...more
Just before Congress ended its last session to allow for re-election campaigning, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010.
This bill, which will...more