1 Updates
Immigration reform on horizonChuck Schumer
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Immigration reform on horizon

Jan 29 2013, 12:40pm CST | by

Immigration reform may be on the horizon if a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are successful in producing legislation that can pass both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. The Senators hope the legislation will pass by early spring or summer.

WASHINGTON, DC – A first step toward immigration reform has been taken by a bipartisan group of senators.At a Monday news conference, four Democrats and four Republicans, unveiled an outline of goals...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Immigration reform on horizon

Jan 29 2013, 12:40pm CST | by

Immigration reform may be on the horizon if a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are successful in producing legislation that can pass both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. The Senators hope the legislation will pass by early spring or summer.

WASHINGTON, DC – A first step toward immigration reform has been taken by a bipartisan group of senators.

At a Monday news conference, four Democrats and four Republicans, unveiled an outline of goals for developing comprehensive immigration reform. There are many questions as to the final details such a reform package will include, but the senators said they hope to move the reform bill through the legislative process expeditiously.

Any reform package passed will impact about 11 million illegal immigrants, giving many the chance to become legal citizens of the country. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, New York, said they hoped to get the bill passed in late spring or early summer.

To make the reform package more palatable to lawmakers, it would contain enhancements to existing security strategies developed to stem the tide of illegal aliens entering the country. It would also require that people in the U.S., on temporary visas, be required to return to their country of origin after the visas expire.

“If for some reason we fail in our efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, I do believe it will be many years before anyone is willing to try and solve this problem,” said South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carne,y said Monday during an afternoon press briefing that President Barack Obama “welcomes the efforts by the bipartisan group in the Senate to put forward principles on the need for comprehensive immigration reform -- principles that mirror the President’s blueprint, which, as you know, he has been pressing for some time … The President believes it is very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. It’s the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. It’s the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules.”



Via the Whitehouse and Reuters.

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group is honored to receive the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Association’s National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG’s outstanding Construction Management practices on the 5-year Steam Line & Condensate Replacement Project, serving GSA’s Heating Operations & Transmission Division. This complex $13.6M project accomplished replacing 11,000 LF of underground steam lines that serviced 21 Federal buildings within the District.
 
 
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Law Office of Alena Shautsova, a New York Immigration law firm located in Brooklyn , provides the full spectrum of immigration services including consultations regarding immigration benefits for citizens of troubled territories.
 
 
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Responding to the UN report on climate change mitigation, European innovators working across a range of climate innovation disciplines are stressing that major efforts are well under way in Europe.
 
 
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
Mary Ritter, CEO of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC, calls for greater collaboration between the private, public and academic sectors to develop new solutions to stop further climate change.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Papros Inc: Now Suppliers' Smelters on CMRT Can be Directly Checked Versus Growing Lists of Conflict Free Certified Smelters on CFSP Website
San Jose, CA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- MRPRO (TM), the software program that automates several tasks associated with completion, checking, correcting, data warehousing and supply chain exchanging of the Conflict...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Papros Inc: Now Suppliers' Smelters on CMRT Can be Directly Checked Versus Growing Lists of Conflict Free Certified Smelters on CFSP Website
San Jose, CA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- MRPRO (TM), the software program that automates several tasks associated with completion, checking, correcting, data warehousing and supply chain exchanging of the Conflict...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Lakefront Living Realty, LLC Releases Version 6.0 of Popular Lakefront Property Website
Mansfield, MA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Hopeful buyers fantasizing of starting a new lifestyle on the water no longer have to struggle to find their dream lakefront property. The latest version of LakefrontLiving....
Read more on Business Balla
 
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
Herndon, VA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- AFG Group recently received the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America, National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG...
Read more on Business Balla
 
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
Herndon, VA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- AFG Group recently received the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America, National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Paul Walker's mother drops custody bid of his daughter
Paul Walker's mother has dropped her bid to gain custody of his daughter. Cheryl Walker had sought to be named as the sole guardian over the late actor's estate and his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, but she has now...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think
Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred...
Read more on Business Balla
 
In India Election, Single Twitter Appeal Draws In $133,000 Campaign Funds For Upstart Party
On April 16, Arvind Kejriwal, founder of the upstart Aam Aadmi Party which is crusading to eliminate criminality and corruption in Indian politics, started a 140-character fundraising campaign. “….Need clean money to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
What Was Old is Now Shiny New and Retro Chic—the Reinvented Pioneer Square. Pioneer Square, Seattle’s Oldest Neighborhood, is Experiencing a Revival Fueled by Food.
Seattle, WA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Pioneer Square is a neighborhood that is a stone&#8217;s throw from the gorgeous waterfront, on the edge of downtown and SODO with the rhythms of tourists and sports fans...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Cameron Diaz: I barely worked out for scenes
Cameron Diaz ''barely worked out'' before stripping off in scenes for 'The Other Woman'. The 41-year-old actress, who is seen running down a beach in a bikini with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, 21, in the new...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla