With the current Congressional focus on discretionary spending and revenue issues surrounding Sequestration, it may seem like little attention can be paid to other policy reforms. In comprehensive immigration reform,...more
A recent post on the Washington Post’s WonkBlog brilliantly illustrates, with a Rube Goldberg style flow chart, just how complex and lengthy the pathways to legal immigration in the U.S. have become. A link to another flow...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
The first two months of 2013 have seen a flurry of activity relating to immigration reform. President Obama is pushing for comprehensive reform as are powerful factions within both the Senate and the House. And the political...more
The latest round in the push for Immigration Reform is a recently distributed (or leaked) White House draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for undocumented workers that would allow them to get a green card...more
Late last month, the press reported that a bipartisan group of senators had reached agreement on the outline for immigration reform legislation that could provide a lasting solution to multiple long-standing immigration...more
On January 29, the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 (I-Squared Act) was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators, including Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Chris Coons (D-DE)....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, both President Obama and the Senate announced frameworks for comprehensive immigration reform. The following is a comparison of key elements in each of the plans....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
As a spate of recent media reports have noted, patients in the U.S. are waiting longer and longer to get medical care as newer patients gain insurance under state and federal health care reforms....more
Up until recently many thought that Immigration reform was dead, but the 2012 election changed all of this. Now, for the first time in years, both Democratic and Republican legislators are talking about Immigration reform as...more
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