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Study confirms faults with 287(g) immigration program Published: Nov 30, 2012 "The Immigration Policy Center on Thursday published a study confirming faults with the 287(g) immigration program at a time when the government is subjecting it to review. Since its creation in 1996, Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act has permitted federal authorities to train state and local law enforcement agents to perform certain
Hispanic Caucus Rejects Republican Immigration Bills Published: Nov 29, 2012 "Determined not to be excluded from the post-election bipartisan talk of passing immigration legislation, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday rejected two Republican proposals while outlining its own priorities. The mostly Democratic group denounced the STEM Jobs Act, delivering a swipe at Republicans on a bill expected to come before the House
Ga. denied full court hearing on immigration law Published: Nov 27, 2012 "A federal appeals court on Monday declined a request by the state of Georgia to reconsider a ruling on the state's tough law targeting illegal immigration. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying the state's petition for a full court hearing. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in August left in place a lower court injunction
Analysis: Election spurs new push within GOP, business community for immigration reform Published: Nov 26, 2012 "Channeling his frustration into action, Gutierrez, a Cuban-born businessman who once served as CEO of the Kellogg Co., has joined with like-minded Republicans to form a new Super PAC, Republicans for Immigration Reform, to re-position his party on an issue that caused it significant political damage in 2012. Gutierrez’s conversion to immigration
House Republicans to consider limited immigration bill Published: Nov 26, 2012 "Republicans are changing the formula this time by adding a provision long sought by some immigration advocates - expanding a program that allows the spouses and minor children of people with permanent residence, or green card, to wait in the United States for their own green cards to be granted. There are some 80,000 of these family-based green cards
Republicans Form Super-Pac for Immigration Reform Published: Nov 19, 2012 "Prominent Republican strategists have announced they are forming a super-PAC to help redefine the party's immigration stance and to figure out ways to appeal to Latino voters. The super-PAC, called Republicans for Immigration Reform, also hopes to undercut those in the party rallying for strict immigration enforcement, many who became heroes to
Details Emerge on Senator Rubio's "Achieve Act" Published: Nov 16, 2012 The National Review Online's Katrina Trinko has released details on Senator Marco Rubio's immigration reform solution for DREAMers. The Act apparently will be called the Achieve Act. Here is what has been reported: W-1 Status: Those with a W-1 nonimmigrant visa would attend school to earn a bachelor’s, associate’s, vocational/technical, or
Why the GOP needs to do immigration reform — now Published: Nov 15, 2012 "The Republican Party is beginning to succumb to the demographic reality that confronts it: Just as Latino voters are deserting the GOP in near-record numbers, the Latino vote is quickly becoming hugely important to winning elections. So it’s no surprise that Republicans now sound keen on doing comprehensive immigration reform; they need a healthy