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Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 27 2013, 4:26PM

The US Senate voted to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill today. But the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 25 2013, 7:00AM

The Senate agreed today on an amendment to the immigration reform bill that will invest billions to double the number of armed agents on the US-Mexico border and build hundreds of additional miles of fences.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 22 2013, 7:15AM

The Judiciary Committee passed the bill without rights for LGBT couples, and with new visa provisions tech companies had demanded over labor’s opposition.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senators Add Protection for Detainees to Immigration Bill

Senators Add Protection for Detainees to Immigration Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 21 2013, 8:40AM

The Judiciary Committee started a long week of immigration reform markup with a series of amendments to protect the rights of detained and deported immigrants.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Amendment Limits Dangerous Deportation Practice

Senate Amendment Limits Dangerous Deportation Practice

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 15 2013, 9:50AM

The Senate Juditiary Committee agreed to amend the immigration reform bill to limit practices that send deportees to dangerous spots on the border and separate family members who migrate together.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Day One Of Immigration Amendments: Enforcement Is Never Enough For Republicans

Day One Of Immigration Amendments: Enforcement Is Never Enough For Republicans

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 10 2013, 9:54AM

As it’s amended the immigration reform bill will move to the right. How far is yet to be seen.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Battle Lines Drawn on Immigration Bill

Senate Battle Lines Drawn on Immigration Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 8 2013, 11:15AM

Senators in the Judiciary Committee introduced hundreds of amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill yesterday. They could dramatically alter the bill.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

On Immigration, Points Of Conflict Crystallize As Senators Plunge Into Debate

On Immigration, Points Of Conflict Crystallize As Senators Plunge Into Debate

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 23 2013, 3:05PM

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.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Can Low-Income Immigrants Afford Citizenship?

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 19 2013, 4:21PM

Immigration reform promises millions a path to citizenship, but will some be left out because it’s too expensive?

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Expands ‘Alternatives’ to Detention

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 19 2013, 2:24PM

The Gang of Eight Senate immigration bill would take small but important steps to reform the immigration detention system.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Modest Racial Profiling Protections In Senate Immigration Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2013, 3:53PM

The Senate immigration bill includes small but important checks on racial profiling by immigration agents.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate’s Path to Citizenship

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2013, 11:57AM

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population—that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Topics: Health, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW, Obamacare

In Immigration Bill, More Criminal Prosecutions For Deportees Who Try To Return

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2013, 9:50AM

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.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate's Immigration Bill

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate’s Immigration Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2013, 8:58AM

Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

On Visas, Senate Bill Clears Family Backlog, But Closes Diversity Door

On Visas, Senate Bill Clears Family Backlog, But Closes Diversity Door

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 3:10PM

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.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 1:20PM

The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill's Criminal Checks Include 'Gang Affiliation' Without Conviction

Immigration Bill’s Criminal Checks Include ‘Gang Affiliation’ Without Conviction

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 12:45PM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

DREAM Act in Senate Bill Includes No Age Cap and Faster Path to Citizenship

DREAM Act in Senate Bill Includes No Age Cap and Faster Path to Citizenship

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 10:25AM

The Senate Immigration bill includes a broad DREAM Act provisions with no upper age limit.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Includes Protections for Families Broken Up by Deportation

Immigration Bill Includes Protections for Families Broken Up by Deportation

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 10:06AM

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.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 17 2013, 8:41AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

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