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US Senate approves immigration reform

Source: Politics Balla | Jun 28 2013, 1:50am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

US Senate approves immigration reform
Washington, June 28 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to approve the biggest immigration reform since 1986, opening the way for legalization and possible citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.
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Senate Unveils Bill To Crack Down On Colleges Botching Sexual Assault Cases

Jul 30 2014 1:58pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Legislation unveiled Wednesday by a bipartisan coalition of Senators would create tougher penalties for colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases, potentially levying millions of dollars in fines for schools that run afoul of its regulations. The bill was unveiled at a press conference by co-sponsors Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), ...
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11 of Senate Republicans Vote to Advance Debate on Democrat Border Bill

Jul 30 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A total 11 Senate Republicans—including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—crossed the aisle to vote to advance Senate Democrats' border spending bill. Two vulnerable Democrats up for reelection, Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), joined 31 Republicans in voting no. 50 Democrats voted yes. The 11 Republicans who voted with almost all the Democrats are: Rubio and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn ...
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Senator Seeks Probe into Illegal Aliens Sending Cash to Foreign Countries

Jul 29 2014 10:16pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to probe how many illegal aliens versus legal immigrants send money home to their foreign countries, and how much. The process, called “remittances,” makes up substantial portions of the gross domestic product (GDP) of foreign nations to which money who receive money from their foreign nationals working in America. Very little is known about the breakdown of illegal alie ...
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Atlanta Mayor Puts Out Welcome Mat for Illegals, What Will Nunn Do?

Jul 29 2014 6:54pm CDT | Source: Big Government

In an item partly discussing yesterday's leaked Nunn campaign memo, which the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls a "massive blow" to Democrat Michelle Nunn's campaign,  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed makes it clear that "Atlanta has open arms to the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by U.S. authorities after fleeing Central America". The AJC also contrasts that with last week's actions of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. ...
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Jeff Sessions: John Boehner 'Surrenders to a Lawless President'

Jul 29 2014 4:39pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said in a statement Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner’s border crisis working group’s legislation is a “surrender” to a “lawless president.” “The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants,” Sessions said. He went on: This unlawful amnesty—urged ...
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Harry Reid: We'll Attach Senate Amnesty Bill to House Border Bill

Jul 29 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he wanted to attach the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill to the House border bill and potentially have a conference on legislation that had all but been declared dead. "Well, if they pass that, maybe it's an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform bill. They're finally sending us something on immigration; maybe we could do that, ...
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Harry Reid Provokes GOP With Immigration Reform Suggestion

Jul 29 2014 2:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday confirmed Republican immigration hawks' worst fears by suggesting Senate Democrats are interested in using the GOP's border crisis plan as a jumping-off point for comprehensive immigration reform. The House and Senate are planning votes this week on separate bills to deal with the more than 57,500 unaccompanied minors who have crossed ...
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Senate Democrats Angle for Entire Gang of Eight Bill After Boehner Caves

Jul 29 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Senate Democrats are angling to include the entire “Gang of Eight” bill in a conference committee with whatever border crisis bill comes out of Speaker John Boehner’s House of Representatives, Politico reports. “The only way any piece of the House proposal could become law is if it was conferenced with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, which is something we’d certainly consider,” a senior Democratic aide told Politico. Gang of Eight Republicans Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), ...
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