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U.S. senators introduce high-skill immigration bill in nod to Silicon Valley Published: Feb 14, 2013 "Arguing that Silicon Valley and the nation are 'losing talent and jobs by the day to countries like Canada, Chile and the United Kingdom,' a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to grant up to 75,000 green cards each year to immigrant startup entrepreneurs and 50,000 to students with advanced science and engineering degrees from
Obama warns Democrats he has immigration bill ready if Congress doesn’t act Published: Feb 14, 2013 "President Barack Obama told a group of Senate Democrats Wednesday that Congress must move forward with comprehensive immigration reform, or else he will propose his own legislation on the hot-button topic. Obama met with Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and Michael Bennet, the four Democrats in the bipartisan group of eight senators who
The Key Players Shaping An Immigration Deal In The House Published: Feb 14, 2013 "The Senate and the White House have each had their turn. Now it’s up to the GOP-controlled House, the most volatile of the trio, to figure out an immigration plan. Who are they? What are they working on? Members of both parties are keeping a tight lid on not just the substance of negotiations, but the group’s roster. While its makeup may
Raul Labrador: Immigration Reform With Pathway To Citizenship Won't Get House GOP Support Published: Feb 8, 2013 "Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) warned on Thursday that he won't vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and neither will his fellow House Republicans, a bad sign from someone who is considered one of the more pro-reform Republicans in the chamber." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.
ICE union resists immigration reform Published: Feb 7, 2013 "The labor movement at large might be lining up behind the Democrats’ push for immigration reform, but at least one union isn’t happy about it: the National ICE Council 118, which represents agents in the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement wing, is demanding broader latitude to arrest and deport undocumented
Which GOP House Members Might Support Immigration Reform? Published: Feb 7, 2013 "Which Republicans might feel compelled to back an immigration overhaul? One place to look would be the Republican-held districts with the largest Hispanic communities. Again, there is no guarantee that Republicans with a greater share of Hispanic constituents will necessarily favor reform. But three of the four Republicans in the House already negotiating
House lawmakers introduce immigration bill for same-sex couples Published: Feb 7, 2013 "Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the bill, the Uniting American Families Act, on Tuesday. The legislation is co-sponsored by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Reps. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), John Conyers (D-Mich.),
Obama declines to alter deportation policies in meeting with immigration advocates Published: Feb 6, 2013 "Immigration advocates asked President Obama on Tuesday to reconsider his administration’s deportation policies that have resulted in a record number of undocumented migrants being removed from the United States, but the president declined to make adjustments as he ramps up his public push for overhauling immigration laws, the advocates said." Click