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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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America's Mayors Urge Feds to Examine Marijuana Reform, Gun Background Checks

America's Mayors Urge Feds to Examine Marijuana Reform, Gun Background Checks
Hundreds of mayors from around the nation voted Monday to urge the federal government to give states leeway in establishing marijuana policies. The mayors also urged Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, expand background checks for firearm purchases, and establish an "Office of Urban Agriculture."
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Hannah Dreier
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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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High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution

High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution
When Microsoft, Oracle, Facebook and the other big-time cyber giants say they need to import more foreign high-tech workers — and then put on a full-scale lobbying assault to up the number of H-1B visas allowed in the immigration reform bill now under consideration — what are they really after?
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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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Alabama Head Slammer: Doctors Required to Prove Citizenship

Alabama Head Slammer: Doctors Required to Prove Citizenship
As prompted by the state's new immigration laws, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is requiring already-licensed and credentialed medical doctors to prove their citizenship. It's an asinine move that will, at best, waste a lot of time and government resources or, in the worst case scenario, take away doctors from a state already in dire need of better medical care.
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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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