Immigration reformers eye Gang of 8 revival

By Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett Lindsey Graham doesn’t sugarcoat his prediction: Republicans are going to get thrashed in the November election, especially among Latinos. And it’s going to trigger another run at immigration reform in Congress next year, the South...

The History and Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Immigration and Control Act of 1986 The last major immigration reform legislation Congress passed was the Immigration and Control Act of 1986. It was passed by a Republican Senate led by U.S. Senator Al Simpson of Wyoming and a Democratic House led by Ron Mazzoli, a Democratic...

Silicon Valley Wants High-Skilled Immigration on Campaign Agenda

Fwd.us, a lobbying group created by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech founders, is trying to get immigration reform on the agenda of the U.S. presidential campaign. Not the kind of immigration that has dominated the two Republican debates – the kind of immigration Silicon Valley...

Immigration Debate Caught in a Time Warp

Politicians like to say they are debating what should happen tomorrow, but way too often they are instead locked in argument about something that happened yesterday. A classic case: the current immigration debate. In three years of trying, Congress has failed in high-profile...

Georgia Town is Case Study in Immigration Debate

By Miriam Jordan Charles Carmical doesn’t like President Barack Obama ’s politics and doesn’t endorse his recent move to enable millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. But, the furniture-store owner acknowledges, it might be good for his bottom line. “If these people...

A single mistake made over a decade ago can get you deported – even after Obama’s action

Javier Licón has lived in the United States since 1997. He entered legally on a visa to work as a horse groomer in Arizona. In 2003, the visa was canceled after regulations changed. So Licón did what a lot of his fellow temporary workers did. He took his valid Social Security...

Investor visas offer wealthy foreigners fast-track to green cards

Dec. 07–When Houston entrepreneur Roberto Contreras went shopping for capital to finance a $70 million luxury residential tower he was planning near the Galleria, he didn’t look for equity in the usual places. Instead he cast his net a lot wider, finding 20...

Republicans prepare 2015 immigration legislation

(Reuters) – U.S. Republicans, outraged with President Barack Obama for easing deportations of millions of undocumented residents, plan legislation in 2015 strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border to discourage illegal immigration. The move, likely to come early next year...

Abbott leads coalition lawsuit over Obama immigration action

AUSTIN – Gov.-elect Greg Abbott made good on his promise and sued the Obama administration Wednesday, spearheading a multistate coalition seeking to unravel the president’s executive action to spare nearly 5 million undocumented people in the United States from...
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