SPONSOR FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRANTS BEFORE “RAISE ACT” ELIMINATES KEY CATEGORIES

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced the “RAISE Act”, which would dramatically decrease legal immigration to the United States, principally by eliminating key family-based immigrant categories, in addition to other major changes in the...

The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration

Alana Semuels Aug 4, 2017 This week, President Trump, in coordination with Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, signalled his intention to make vast changes to America’s immigration system, cutting back on the number of legal immigrants to the...

Where will Obama’s immigration action have the biggest impact?

“We are a nation of immigrants,” President Obama declared last week, as he announced the executive actions he’s taking to defer the deportation of approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants. While the president’s actions do impact the whole nation,...

Obama Defends His Use of Executive Authority on Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Obama, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, said he rejects Republican criticism that he has exceeded his authority in moving to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, adding that he has been “very restrained” in his use of executive...

Local Immigrant Advocates Disappointed With President’s Plan

If immigrant rights advocates sound less than enthusiastic these days, they have their reasons. Israel Guerrero and his friends are disappointed by President Obama’s just-announced plan to provide relief for families who are in the US illegally. Guerrero says, “I was...

What Obama’s Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield nearly half of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now believed to be in the U.S. from deportation. But the move is much bigger than that. The president is also...

Millions of Undocumented Workers and Families to Benefit from Exercise of President’s Executive Authority

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he will exercise his executive authority to remove the threat of deportation of those undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for at least five years, have at least one U.S. citizen or lawful...

More Than 100 Texas Business Owners Urge Republicans in Congress to Pass Immigration Reform Now

By Texas GOP Vote     Houston, Texas — Today several conservative and business leaders in Texas called on the Texas delegation to work toward passing meaningful immigration reform in Congress as soon as possible. Participating in today’s event were Norman Adams, Texans for...

Milestones Along the March: What Congress Can Do on the Way to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

By Gary Endelman If demography is destiny, as Auguste Compte famously observed, then it may not be that much of an exaggeration to say that comprehensive immigration reform as a winning political issue has finally come of age in the aftermath of President Obama’s decisive...

Obama Wins and So Does Immigration Reform

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta Since President Obama’s decisive re-election victory, there has been a growing realization, mainly among Republicans, that the party will continue to be decimated in future elections if it does not take action on reforming the broken...
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