Immigration

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): Leaked White House Immigration Reform Bill Draft Proposal is “Counter-Productive”

February 18, 2013

“”There are groups in the House and Senate working together to get this done,” he said, “and when he does things like this, it makes it much more difficult to do that. And that’s why I think this particular move – very counterproductive.”"

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Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (NY): Bipartisan Agreement Required to Pass Immigration Reform

February 18, 2013

“Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer – one of the “Gang of Eight” senators working toward a bipartisan immigration overhaul on Capitol Hill – said Sunday he was not “upset” with a recently leaked draft of the president’s own immigration bill.”

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White House Chief of Staff: Leaked Immigration Reform Bill Draft Proposal is “Plan B”

February 17, 2013

“Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration officials said today.”

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White House Immigration Reform Bill Draft Proposal Leaked to USA Today

February 17, 2013

“The plan also would provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. In addition, the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants could apply for a newly created “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa, under the draft bill being written by the White House.”

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Bipartisan U.S. Senate Immigration Reform Bill Calls On Employers to Use Federal E-Verify System

February 11, 2013

“Critics of the database system say it’s too costly for small businesses to use, and it’s a serious constitutional concern.”

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Analysis: Conditional Differences Between the 2007 and 2012 Immigration Reform Initiatives

February 6, 2013

“Many employers have already gotten some of what they wanted: the number of workers entering the United States on temporary visas for low-end jobs in agriculture and other industries has increased sharply.”

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Remains Ambivalent on a Pathway to Citizenship in Immigration Reform

February 5, 2013

“Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) called that proposal “a very difficult part of any of these bills” but went to great lengths to avoid uttering any possible opinion on the issue, which Senate Democrats and President Obama demand as a key plank of any immigration plan.”

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Endorses Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

February 5, 2013

‘He also voiced support for a guest-worker program, increased border security, and an employment verification system as a part of a broader immigration reform effort.”

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Discusses Immigration Reform During a News Conference in El Paso

February 5, 2013

“In her second stop on a tour of the Mexican border, Napolitano is expected to discuss border security, a topic that has taken on particular importance among Republicans, at the Office of Air and Marine El Paso Air Branch at 5:45 p.m. ET.”

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Tours the U.S.-Mexico Border Near San Diego

February 5, 2013

“Napolitano met with state and local officials at the U.S. Coast Guard District Maritime Unified Command about how to secure the border without hindering lawful trade and travel, according to a statement by the Department of Homeland Security.”

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President Obama Meets with Business Leaders from 12 Companies Including Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, and Yahoo

February 5, 2013

“President Barack Obama will meet with chief executives from 12 companies including Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s Lloyd Blankfein and Yahoo Inc’s Marissa Mayer on Tuesday to discuss immigration and deficit reduction.”

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President Obama Meets with Labor Leaders and Immigration Advocates to Discuss Immigration Reform

February 5, 2013

“Obama met with representatives of labor and progressive groups — including the AFL-CIO, NAACP and National Council of La Raza — for about an hour at the White House.”

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House Judiciary Committee Debates Immigration Reform in Tuesday Hearing

February 5, 2013

“Democrats on the panel focused on the need for a comprehensive overhaul that would expand legal avenues for immigration, improve enforcement of new laws and a path to eventual citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.”

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Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Propose Immigration Legalization Without a Path to Citizenship

February 5, 2013

“The Republicans also signaled that they were open to the idea of breaking down immigration legislation into several smaller bills, which would allow them to deal with the question of high-skilled workers, as well as a farmworker program.”

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“Gang of Eight” Bipartisan U.S. Senators’ Support of Border Security Trigger in Immigration Reform Uncertain

February 2, 2013

“Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a lead negotiator on immigration reform, said those border security requirements would not be used as a pretext to prevent undocumented immigrants from eventually obtaining citizenship.”

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