Immigration

GOP Congressman: 'House is in No Rush to Take Up Immigration'

GOP Congressman: 'House is in No Rush to Take Up Immigration'
Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris held recently in this town northeast of Baltimore.
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TX Reformers Clash with Anti-Immigration Protesters

TX Reformers Clash with Anti-Immigration Protesters
Close to 50 immigration reform activists from TexasRITA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota and other groups gathered this week at U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold's (R-TX) Corpus Christi office to deliver 10,000 petitions asking for the Congressman's support of immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship.
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House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote

House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote
Republican leaders understand political reality well enough to grasp that they can’t survive as the anti-immigrant party. They insist they want to pass some sort of immigration reform, just nothing “comprehensive” with too many “pages.”
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Hooray for George W. Bush!

Hooray for George W. Bush!
A novel I'm currently reading asks the question, "How do you weigh all the sides of someone?" I thought of that line yesterday, while weighing the upside of George W. Bush. He's trying to save the Republican party from itself, and it won't be his fault if the House partisans and the hostile base stay deaf to his advice.
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Big Goodies for Defense Contractors in New Immigration Bill

Big Goodies for Defense Contractors in New Immigration Bill
Four companies through their political action committees and employees gave just over $937,000 in campaign contributions to Senate candidates in the 2012 cycle, an amount dwarfed by the potential gains in the immigration bill -- an amount north of $334 million, according to the figures in the Washington Post story.
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No Gays Allowed: Keeping Marriage Equality Out of Immigration Reform

No Gays Allowed: Keeping Marriage Equality Out of Immigration Reform
Immigration in America has always maintained the importance of keeping the nuclear family together, but what happens when the tradition of marriage is changing in America to include gay couples? Is there room for a provision in immigration reform to include an immigrant couple's rights to marriage equality?
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Republicans Died and Went to Hoeven. Corker-Hoeven.

Republicans Died and Went to Hoeven. Corker-Hoeven.
The Corker-Hoeven amendment completely undermines the basic need for immigration reform by allowing the number of largely unaccountable border security agents to double and by building an additional 700 miles of double-layered border fence at a cost of $50 billion. And Democrats just let it happen.
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Youth Jobs Act is Bernie Sanders' $1.5 Billion Immigration Silver Lining

Youth Jobs Act is Bernie Sanders' $1.5 Billion Immigration Silver Lining
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' Youth Jobs Act, included in the Senate's now-passed immigration bill, would provide $1.5 billion to state and local governments over the next two years to help find jobs for 400,000 Americans between the ages of 16 and 24.
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Chaz Bolte
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Immigration May Pass After Democrats Sweeten Crazy Pot With 'Border Surge'

Immigration May Pass After Democrats Sweeten Crazy Pot With 'Border Surge'
Pop the champagne and pack a pipe! Our do-nothing congress that's comprised of totally insane man-children, who couldn't pass a non-pork laden bill if were presented to them on a silver platter by K-street, finally appears to be earning their six-figure salaries and never-ending perks.
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TX Republicans For Immigration Reform Before They Were Against It

TX Republicans For Immigration Reform Before They Were Against It
Cornyn and Cruz are not only staking out their opposition in anticipation of the month-long debate, but new territory as well. Both Texas senators were for comprehensive immigration reform before they were against it.
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