The immigration bill introduced by a group of Senators last week was the subject of a third Judiciary Committee hearing today where the outlines of the hard policy fight ahead came squarely into view.
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The Gang of Eight Senate immigration bill would take small but important steps to reform the immigration detention system.
Senate Republicans begin to speculate about whether Boston attacks should shape the immigration reform effort.
The Senate immigration bill includes small but important checks on racial profiling by immigration agents.
The Gang of Eight immigration reform bill will expand criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing over the border. Many of those prosecuted are held in private prisons.
Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.
The Gang of Eight immigration bill will cut whole categories of visas for siblings and will do away with the Diversity Lottery that many African immigrants rely on.
The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.
The Gang of Eight bill will bar people with gang affiliations and many criminal offenses from a path to citizenship and does nothing to change the “aggravated felony” laws.
The Senate Immigration bill includes a broad DREAM Act provisions with no upper age limit.
The bill takes some important steps to reunite families and stop children of deportees from entering foster care, a problem uncovered in a Colorlines investigation.
Post #1 on the bill’s 844 pages. We’ll comb through the details for answers to the big questions: Who gets citizenship, how and what new enforcement powers come in return.
Deportees who are the parents or spouses of U.S. citizens or permanent residents could apply to return. The same is true for some deported DREAMers.
American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.
In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.
Sen. Marco Rubio performed a seven stop, bi-lingual TV blitz on Sunday to trumpet the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. He described a highly restrictive piece of legislation that he hopes fellow Republicans will support.