Immigration

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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Immigrants Have Contributed Billions More to Medicare Than They Have Taken

Immigrants Have Contributed Billions More to Medicare Than They Have Taken
In addition to the moral arguments for immigration reform, the practical arguments keep adding up. The potential economic boost, the increased tax revenue and the contributions to the housing market (to name a few) all make a compelling case on economic grounds to naturalize the 11 million undocumen
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Eloy Suicides Show Private Prisons’ Disregard for Human Life

Eloy Suicides Show Private Prisons’ Disregard for Human Life
Two Guatemalans detained at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona took their own lives late last month, underscoring the inhumane conditions inside privately-owned detention facilities. These tragic deaths are added to a list of abuses that include inadequate medical care, wrongful imprisonment, and more.
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CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

CT House Approves Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
In a move that puts public safety ahead of party politics, the Connecticut House of Representatives approved a measure that would grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. Facing stark Republican opposition, Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) touted a bill that he explained in a press release would "make our roads and families safer, is good for the economy, and is the right thing to do."
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LGBT Community: Senate Dems 'Betrayed Us' on Immigration

LGBT Community: Senate Dems 'Betrayed Us' on Immigration
Champions of equality slammed Democratic members on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday after it succumbed to the pressure of rightwing threats by removing a crucial amendment to the immigration reform package that would have provided inclusion and protection of LGBT members of immigrant and binational families.
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