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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...

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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 .

 
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2 weeks ago

Immigration fizzles as campaign issue for Dems

Jul 14 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: WND

(THE HILL) — Immigration reform has fizzled as an issue for Democrats, who are barely mentioning it on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014. Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, will have little impact on the battle for control of the Senate, with the possible exception of Sen. Mark Udall’s (D) race in Colorado. White working-class voters will play ...
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2 weeks ago

Immigration reform fizzles as campaign issue for Democrats

Jul 12 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: TheHill

Dem strategists admit their party’s record on immigration will do little to help candidates ...
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6 weeks ago

Boehner: No immigration change

Jun 12 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: POLITICO

For those looking for signs of immigration reform's life - or death - from Boehner, there wasn' ...
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6 weeks ago

Cantor conventional wisdom is wrong: This didn’t kill immigration reform (it was already dead)!

Jun 11 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: Salon.com

Yes, it's true that immigration reform's chances are dead now. But here's why it never had a cha ...
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7 weeks ago

Immigration reform: An issue Congress cannot afford to overlook

Jun 9 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: TheHill

As the U.S. fails to step up to the plate, other countries are building centers of excellence because their policies attract and retain educated immi ...
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