immigration reform

Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years

Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years
Glenwood Springs immigration attorney Erin Richards has two clients who should be well on their way to becoming U.S. citizens. They have spouses and children who are citizens. They have clean records. They have steady jobs. And they have taken the necessary steps to go before an immigration court and petition to become citizens.
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Failed GOP Candidate to Obama: Step Down or Face an 'Armed Rebellion'

Failed GOP Candidate to Obama: Step Down or Face an 'Armed Rebellion'
The word “treason” gets thrown around a lot these days, but in this case the shoe absolutely fits. Tom Tancredo, a former Colorado Congressman and recent Gubernatorial primary loser, has become increasingly vocal about the idea that if Obama isn’t impeached, or better yet, steps down willingly, there will be an armed rebellion in the United States which forces him to do so.
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Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer

Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer
Senator Rand Paul scurried away mid-hamburger bite when a DREAMer confronted him and Representative Steve King at a fundraiser. Paul lamely defended his escape on Fox News, saying there was just somewhere else he had to be. At that exact moment. While eating.
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Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary

Path to Citizenship Central to Border Security, Says New Homeland Security Secretary
The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security. The Defense Department's former top lawyer said offering a path to citizenship would encourage such immigrants "to come out of the shadow, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience."
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Alicia A. Caldwell
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Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family

Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family
The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that family of U.S. military members will no longer have to face deportation. The constant fear that any one of their loved ones might at any time be deported out the country seems to add an unnecessary "stress and anxiety" on troops.
Reacting to the news was Jon Solt
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'Doesn't Make Sense': Obama Touts Need for Immigration Reform

'Doesn't Make Sense': Obama Touts Need for Immigration Reform
With the budget and debt ceiling crises over (for the time being), President Obama has moved on to the next big issue facing the country: immigration reform.
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Border-Industrial Complex Stuffs Senate Bill with $46 Billion in Weaponry, Gadgets

Border-Industrial Complex Stuffs Senate Bill with $46 Billion in Weaponry, Gadgets
Not satisfied with the wars in the Middle East, America's military-industrial complex has sought out a new target demographic: border security. The immigration bill in the Senate already includes requirements for six radar systems ($9.3 billion a pop) and 15 Black Hawk helicopters ($17 million per bird). Get ready for the next wave of corporate welfare.
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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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Senators Demand Protection for 36,000 Bi-National Couples

Senators Demand Protection for 36,000 Bi-National Couples
An estimated 36,000 bi-national LGBT couples were forced to live in fear because DOMA prohibited them from sponsoring their spouses for green cards. After the Supreme Court's marriage equality rulings however, the mechanisms are in place to extend this American right to all couples.
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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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