Immigration

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?
Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.
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Paul Ryan’s Mariachi Band

Paul Ryan’s Mariachi Band
This is the bizarre state of Republican efforts to win the rhetorical/messaging campaign around immigration reform. Campaigning in Chicago yesterday with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) actually showed up at campaign events with a mariachi band.
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Cat Fight in the Senate: Immigration Reform Motives Under Attack Post-Boston Bombings

Cat Fight in the Senate: Immigration Reform Motives Under Attack Post-Boston Bombings
"I never said that! I never said that!" Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, interjected as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that some were using the Boston bombings as "an excuse" to slow down or stop the bill.
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McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill

McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill
Four Democratic and four Republican senators formally unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday at a news conference attended by traditional opponents from big business and labor, and conservative and liberal groups.
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While Party Bucks, Big Money Republicans Back Push for Path to Citizenship

While Party Bucks, Big Money Republicans Back Push for Path to Citizenship
As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, a coalition of fundraisers who support overhauling immigration is funneling donations to a new crop of outside groups designed to protect like-minded congressional Republicans who fear a backlash by GOP's core supporters.
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AP: 'Illegal' May No Longer Be Used to Describe a Person

AP: 'Illegal' May No Longer Be Used to Describe a Person
The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.
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Can Zuckerberg Corner the Political Market on Immigration Reform?

Can Zuckerberg Corner the Political Market on Immigration Reform?
A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research.
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Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants

Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.
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TX Congressman Calls for LGBT Equality in Immigration Reform

TX Congressman Calls for LGBT Equality in Immigration Reform
As Congress gears up to craft immigration reform legislation, some LGBT advocates are demanding that it include equal rights for same-sex binational couples, who currently face a mountain of legal hurdles in the system.
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Obama on Immigration Reform: 'Now is the Time'

Obama on Immigration Reform: 'Now is the Time'
"Now is the time" for comprehensive immigration reform because a "broad consensus" has emerged says President Obama to a crowd in Las Vegas.
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