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Immigration Plan Assailed in New Attack on Cost by DeMint Published: May 3, 2013 "The most significant revision of U.S. immigration laws in a generation will come under a new line of attack for its potential costs to public programs including Social Security and Medicare. Jim DeMint, a former Republican senator from South Carolina and now president of the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, will lead the assault with a report from
Push to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill Published: May 1, 2013 "But under a 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, Americans cannot apply for green cards for foreign spouses of the same sex. In addition, the immigration code does not recognize same-sex partners. Last Wednesday, about 40 gay and lesbian families from 27 states fanned out across Capitol Hill in a lobbying blitz,
House group nears immigration deal Published: Apr 1, 2013 "A small, bipartisan House group is nearly finished with its immigration reform plan, which it hopes to announce the week of April 8 when Congress returns from recess. But lawmakers and leadership are carefully eying several significant lingering technical issues to bring it across the finish line. The key issues causing concern are fears about the price
Obama 'confident' immigration bill could pass by summer Published: Mar 28, 2013 "President Barack Obama pressed for swift action on a sweeping immigration bill Wednesday, saying last-minute obstacles are "resolvable" and predicting Congress could pass historic legislation by the end of the summer. In back-to-back interviews with Spanish-language television networks, Obama repeatedly voiced confidence in a bipartisan Senate group that
Chuck Schumer: ‘Gang of 8’ close to immigration deal Published: Mar 22, 2013 "The New York Democrat told Hispanic media outlets Thursday he was confident a deal would be reached in the days ahead, although the group is unlikely to be unveiled before the end of the Easter recess. “About 90 percent of the issues, including the path to citizenship, are settled,” Schumer said, adding that the group was meeting
Luis Gutiérrez: GOP and Dems Agree on Path to Citizenship Published: Mar 20, 2013 "Many key House Republicans would support a pathway to full citizenship under a comprehensive immigration reform plan, according to Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, a Democratic negotiator on immigration and member of the House "Gang of Eight." Gutiérrez (Ill.) told reporters on Tuesday that he is optimistic about the chances of comprehensive immigration
GOP backs immigration overhaul to woo Hispanics Published: Mar 19, 2013 "The Republican Party is embracing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, as part of an effort to rebrand itself and attract more Hispanic voters who supported President Obama and Democrats in the last election. The support for an immigration overhaul is part of a $10 million outreach effort that Republican National Committee Chairman
House Close to Immigration Bill Deal Published: Mar 18, 2013 "A bipartisan group of House members are close to putting the final touches on a comprehensive immigration bill and have already met with party leaders to brief them, aides said Friday. A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner said that Boehner had a good talk Friday with Republicans in the group and that the lawmakers have made real