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DOMA decision a win for LGBT immigration rights advocates Published: Jun 26, 2013 "Before today’s decision, an American was prohibited under DOMA from sponsoring a same-sex foreign national spouse for a green card. Practically, that meant that an American who married someone of the same sex from a different country was unable to bring their spouse to live legally in the United States as a heterosexual married person could. But the
John Boehner’s legacy rests on immigration Published: Jun 24, 2013 "Boehner’s legacy will hinge on immigration reform. It’s the only accomplishment of any significance still feasible given Washington’s chronic sclerosis. It serves both parties’ interests, even if some Republicans object vehemently to it. Democrats need to deliver for Latinos, a vital constituency, while Republicans may not be able
Immigration Law Changes Seen Cutting Billions From Deficit Published: Jun 19, 2013 "Congressional budget analysts, providing a positive economic assessment of proposed immigration law changes, said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration system would cut close to $1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next two decades and lead to more than 10 million new legal residents in the country." Click here for
Senate immigration bill teeters as it tilts rightward Published: Jun 6, 2013 "The Senate immigration bill is poised to undergo a decidedly rightward shift in an attempt to attract more Republican votes, but that threatens to erode bipartisan consensus. Democratic and Republican authors of the bill have expressed a willingness to make changes and toughen the border security provisions as the sweeping immigration overhaul heads to
Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House Published: May 29, 2013 "Members of Congress are back in their home states this week for a Memorial Day recess. It's a chance to talk with constituents about what could become the year's biggest legislative story: the push on Capitol Hill to fix what Democrats and Republicans alike agree is a broken immigration system. A bill proposed by the Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of
Four immigration officials charged with bribery, fraud Published: May 10, 2013 "On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced charges against Anders, Figueroa, Lovingood, Dominguez and a client of Lee's, Mirei Gia Hofmann. The current and former immigration officials were indicted Tuesday on charges including conspiracy, bribery, fraud and misuse of government seals. Hofmann faces a single count of immigration fraud." Click here for
Immigration Bill Faces Hundreds Of Amendments, Including On LGBT Rights Published: May 8, 2013 "Some of the potential pitfalls for the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill came into focus on Tuesday when Judiciary Committee members filed 300 amendments, ranging from worker visa changes to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The 18-member committee will begin discussion Thursday on those amendments to the so-called gang
U.S. think tank's immigration study draws conservative fire Published: May 7, 2013 "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. think tank headed by former Republican Senator Jim DeMint drew fire from fellow conservatives Monday for concluding that the citizenship proposals in a sweeping immigration reform bill would cost taxpayers trillions. The clash underscored divisions within the Republican Party over bipartisan immigration legislation in