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Same-Sex Couples Seek Equal Immigration Rights, with Powerful Support Published: Feb 22, 2013 "Most Americans married to citizens of other countries have the right to seek legal immigration status for their spouses. But same-sex couples like Morgan and Verdugo, although they now may legally wed in nine states, have no such right, because of a 1996 federal law - the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - which defines marriage as solely between a man and a
Big business, labor find common ground on immigration Published: Feb 22, 2013 "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO announced Thursday they have agreed on a set of recommendations to deliver to Congress on how to revamp the nation's visa programs that bring in low-skilled workers. The pro-business group and labor union have often been at odds on the issue of expanding the numbers of foreigners permitted to work temporarily
Business, Labor Groups Find Little Accord on Immigration Published: Feb 22, 2013 "Leading business and union groups announced agreement Thursday on principles to guide talks on immigration legislation, but they failed to resolve some of their most contentious disputes. The groups had hoped to negotiate a united position on rules governing the future entry into the U.S. of low-skilled workers—one of many issues that lawmakers and
Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers Published: Feb 21, 2013 "Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. The idea, signaled only in vaguely worded language from senators crafting a bipartisan immigration bill, has
McCain gets an earful on immigration in Arizona Published: Feb 20, 2013 "During a heated town hall gathering in the Phoenix suburb of Sun Lakes, McCain said the border near Yuma is largely secure, but he said smugglers are using the border near Tucson to pump drugs into Phoenix. He said immigration reform should be contingent on better border security that must rely largely on technology able to detect border crossings. McCain
Obama’s immigration reform frays nerves, but shows similarities with Marco Rubio’s plan Published: Feb 19, 2013 "President Obama’s administration drafted legislation this month that could give undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in eight years, require employers to check workers’ immigration status and increase penalties for those who break immigration law. The ideas appear in three separate draft bills, obtained Monday by The Miami Herald,
White House says leaked immigration plan a backup if Congress doesn't act Published: Feb 19, 2013 "President Barack Obama’s draft immigration proposal is nothing more than a backup plan in case Congress fails to produce comprehensive legislation of their own, a White House official said Monday. “The administration will be ready to move forward in the event the bipartisan process gets bogged down and is not able to produce a bill,” the
On Immigration, Obama Draws Bipartisan Praise Published: Feb 14, 2013 "President Obama’s nonconfrontational tone on an immigration overhaul in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night probably did more to advance the issue, lawmakers said, than if had he offered a fierce rallying cry, as he did about gun restrictions." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.