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Senate Immigration Bill Will Shut Out Same-Sex Couples

Senate Immigration Bill Will Shut Out Same-Sex Couples

by on April 10 2013, 11:27AM

The immigration reform bill from the Senate Gang of Eight appears unlikely to include language that would allow gay and lesbian citizens to petition for green cards for their non-citizen partners.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Reform, But Not Health Care For Immigrants?

Immigration Reform, But Not Health Care For Immigrants?

by on April 9 2013, 2:12PM

Conservatives are fighting over the fiscal costs of immigration reform. But what will the GOP influence on a bill mean for low income immigrants?

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

by on April 2 2013, 12:06PM

We’ve long known a bill will be released in the Senate next week, so why does Marco Rubio suddenly want to look like a spoiler?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

by on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

Everyone knows the current immigration system is broken. For brothers and sisters waiting for family visas, the way some lawmakers hope to fix it could make things even worse.

Topics: Immigration Reform

Alabama Republican Congressman Says Obama 'Overusing' ICE Detention

Alabama Republican Congressman Says Obama ‘Overusing’ ICE Detention

by on March 19 2013, 3:25PM

Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus said that the Obama administration is detaining too many people in immigration detention.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Why Immigration Policy Is 'Sexclusionary' (and How To Fix It)

Why Immigration Policy Is ‘Sexclusionary’ (and How To Fix It)

by Pramila Jayapal on March 18 2013, 9:05AM

The U.S. immigration system boxes women out in several ways, from the type of work it recognizes to the pressure it places on families. Here’s how Congress can make reform work for everybody.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

by on March 13 2013, 10:09AM

Despite the alleged wall between African Americans and black immigrants, the CBC has made immigration reform a priority this year. The caucus has joined grassroots advocates in their demand for a new migration system and an end to the prison-to-deportation pipeline

Topics: Immigration Reform

What Ever Happened to SB 1070?

What Ever Happened to SB 1070?

by on March 5 2013, 9:00AM

Suddenly, federal immigration reform is all the rage. Does this mean an end to the recent trend of racially charged, anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

WTF, ICE? A Week's Worth of Troubling Immigration Revelations

WTF, ICE? A Week’s Worth of Troubling Immigration Revelations

by on February 22 2013, 9:18AM

Immigration reform is moving ahead, sort of. But that hasn’t stopped federal immigration enforcers and those who profit off of it from steamrolling everything around.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Deported Father's Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

Deported Father’s Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

by on February 19 2013, 2:15PM

Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizens sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010 will regain custody of his children.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

CEO of Largest Private Prison Company: No Worries About Immigration Reform

CEO of Largest Private Prison Company: No Worries About Immigration Reform

by on February 14 2013, 4:26PM

On a call for investors on Thursday, the president and CEO of the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country’s largest private prison contractor, said that he’s not concerned about the impact that immigration reform might have on the immigration…

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Marco Rubio's Impossible Task: Make Racism Palatable to Latinos

Marco Rubio’s Impossible Task: Make Racism Palatable to Latinos

by on February 14 2013, 10:08AM

The ambitious, young senator hews closely to the GOP’s far right on nearly every issue. But Republicans believe a rhetorical shift on immigration alone will bring Latinos into the fold.

Topics: Immigration Reform, Marco Rubio, Politics

DREAMers Say Obama's Not Off the Hook for Record Deportations

DREAMers Say Obama’s Not Off the Hook for Record Deportations

by on February 6 2013, 1:56PM

DREAMers say Obama’s not off the hook for record deportations.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants

How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants

by on February 6 2013, 9:47AM

On it’s face, reform would mean fewer immigrants locked up. But House GOP and private prison operators are working to make sure that’s not the case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration Reform

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic] Infographic

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Seth Freed Wessler on February 5 2013, 8:49AM

Not all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S. today will gain a path to legal residency through reform. Here are eight ways legislators could carve people out of the package.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here's How

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How

by Julianne Hing on February 1 2013, 9:27AM

We’re entering into the biggest discussion we’ve had about immigration in generations. Elected officials and lobbyists can’t be the only people to speak up.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

A Painfully Ironic Day For Boy Whose Dad Awaits Deportation

A Painfully Ironic Day For Boy Whose Dad Awaits Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 9:45AM

President Obama’s landmark speech on immigration came on the same day 11-year-old José Garcia’s father was scheduled to be deported.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

A Striking New Consensus on Immigration Reform--Thus Far

A Striking New Consensus on Immigration Reform—Thus Far

by on January 29 2013, 9:56AM

Washington may be headed to the most significant immigration overhaul in generations. But an old debate looms: When is the border secure enough?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Senate Takes First Step on Immigration With Bi-Partisan Plan

Senate Takes First Step on Immigration With Bi-Partisan Plan

by on January 28 2013, 10:08AM

A group of Senators who have been meeting about reform since the election will release its principles for reform today.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus

by on January 25 2013, 1:06PM

President Obama met with members Congressional Hispanic Caucus this morning to discuss plans for immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW