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Partisan divide remains on fixing ‘broken’ system Published: Jan 8, 2013 "Despite the hopes of immigrant-rights advocates, it appears the election did not close the partisan divide on immigration. That was highlighted on Thursday, the very first day of the new session, when Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, kicking off the 113th Congress, called for action on the thorny issue from the rostrum of the House. Her entire Democratic
Why Immigration Reform May Happen This Year Published: Jan 8, 2013 "What's different now on the national level--and why reform is likely to become law in the months ahead -- is a shift in the political scene, said Scott Cooper. "The recent presidential election changed things with the immigration vote going so strongly to Obama," Cooper said. "So that's why I think there will be reform because the Republicans need it to
Obama Plans to Push Immigration Reform By End of January Published: Jan 4, 2013 "Senior administration officials privately said to Henry that they believe the bill will have to have some key elements to the deal in order to win over Republican support. Provisions added by the White House to a potential immigration reform bill to shore up Republican support include: - Stronger border security - Penalties for purposely hiring
White House pushes forward on immigration ahead of bigger reform fight Published: Jan 4, 2013 "The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease visa requirements for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants represents its latest move to reshape immigration through executive action, even as the White House gears up for an uncertain political fight over a far-more-sweeping legislative package in the months ahead. Immigration advocates
New York lawyers, paralegals indicted in Chinese immigration fraud Published: Dec 19, 2012 "Twenty-one of the defendants, including six lawyers, worked for law firms, mostly in Manhattan's Chinatown. The firms where the indicted individuals worked include the Law Firm of Freddy Jacobs; the Law Office of Ken Giles; the Law Offices of John Wang, Moslemi and Associates; Bandrich and Associates; Gao and Associates; and the Law Offices of Adedayo
Rep. Gowdy selected to head key immigration committee Published: Dec 19, 2012 "House leaders chose a vocal opponent of illegal immigration to head up the chamber's immigration subcommittee, which will play an integral role in the upcoming debates on how to reform the nation's immigration laws. Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor who
Audit shows feds’ immigration check system fails 12% of the time Published: Dec 18, 2012 "The federal government’s system of tracking immigrants’ status is so broken that it gives a green light to one in eight aliens who have been ordered deported, according to an audit Tuesday that found the government has gone on to approve some of those who slip through for work in sensitive areas of airports and granted them benefits such as
The GOP And Immigration: Good Economics, But What About The Politics? Published: Dec 18, 2012 "The immigration system is bureaucratic, arbitrary, and complicated, with rigid and overlapping quotas, national lotteries, and 25 different visa categories and subcategories. Attempt to navigate the system and you are reminded of Dante’s inscription for Hell: “abandon hope all ye who enter here.” The most politically charged issue is