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S. 744, the immigration bill that will change the game for U.S. immigration, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The bill passed with a firm 13-5 bipartisan vote....more
The U.S. Senate’s “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013? contains a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants who have been in this country since on or before...more
Less than 10 days ago, the U.S. Senate put forward a legislative proposal entitled, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” which would provide millions of undocumented...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
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
Prospects for action on a revamping of immigration policy continue to brighten after President Obama's second inaugural speech. Addressing the subject, the President said, "Our journey is not complete until we find a better...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
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
Now that the fiscal cliff has been dealt with, Immigration reform appears to be the next big item on the agenda for the President and Congress. Just this week both the Senate and the President unveiled a framework for...more
Originally published in ABA JOURNAL - May 2012.
Consensus doesn't seem to have a place in policy discussions about the state of the U.S. immigration system. But there is, at least, widespread agreement that the system...more
This article highlights some of the viewpoints the Republican candidates have been throwing around about immigration reform; it also elaborates on these proposals and discusses whether or not they will work....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
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