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18 Oct 2013

By Benjamin Powell
Immigration policy is one of the most economically significant and politically divisive issues there is, often producing far-more passion than reason.
Just the other day, on Oct. 8, for example, more than 150 protesters, including eight members of Congress, were arrested for blocking traffic on a busy Capitol Hill street during an immigration reform demonstration. While there was a lot of commotion, the complex issues involved were barely discussed.

08 Oct 2013

House Democrats push ahead on immigration, H-1B
Democrats introduce their version of Senate's immigration bill, say debate on issue is likely to produce compromise legislation
Patrick Thibodeau
October 2, 2013 (Computerworld)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats are attempting to restart debate on a comprehensive immigration reform in the midst of the government shutdown.

08 Oct 2013

Lift the H-1B cap: An immigration fix we can agree on
In the midst of a tense government shutdown, House Democrats have introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Unfortunately, it is dead on arrival, as lawmakers cannot agree on border security measures and the fate of America’s undocumented immigrants.
This is a wasted opportunity. Instead of pressing for comprehensive reform, lawmakers should focus on an area where there is longstanding agreement: Lifting the annual cap on H-1B work visas for foreign nationals.

03 Oct 2013

Bill Will Include Border Security, Pathway to Citizenship

26 Jun 2013

Lesbian & Gay Couples Eligible for Green Cards Following Supreme Court Decision on Defense of Marriage Act 

07 May 2013

WASHINGTON -- This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. After years of gridlock, there are ideas whizzing all around Washington.
For now, all eyes are on an 844-page Senate proposal with the you-said-a-mouthful title of the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013."

04 Aug 2012



Beginning this month, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children will have an application process for the deportation exemption that President Obama announced in June.


10 Jul 2012

Teaching in an area teeming with immigrant families, people often inquire how many of my students are undocumented. I typically side-step the question because it requires me to admit that I lie to my students.

15 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.

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