Immigration

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Senate Immigration Reform Bill Will Include Pathway to Citizenship

January 27, 2013

“McCain said the outcome of the 2012 election should convince Republicans that a pathway to citizenship should be passed.”

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) Signs Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for State Driver’s Licences

January 27, 2013

“Undocumented immigrants can also obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico and Washington state, while Utah allows driving permits.”

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Government Accountability Office: Dramatic Increase in Corruption Cases Among U.S. Border and Immigration Agents

January 16, 2013

“Since 2005… 144 [agents] were arrested or indicted for direct corruption-related activities such as drug and human smuggling. By Oct. 2012, 125 of these agents had been convicted.”

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Pushing Fellow Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

January 15, 2013

“He would also insist on new measures to ensure strict enforcement at the border and within the country.”

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Announces Support for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s Immigration Reform Plan

January 14, 2013

“Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday he backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration reform push, giving a boost to his potential 2016 rival’s efforts on the hot-button issue.”

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Officials: President Obama and Senate Democrats Will Propose Immigration Reforms In One Comprehensive Bill

January 14, 2013

“The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day.”

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Illinois State House of Representatives Approves Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Temporary Drivers’ Licenses

January 8, 2013

“The bill was OK’d by a vote of 65-46 and now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for approval.”

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Fox News vs Fox Latino: Pandering to Different Audiences on Illegal Immigration

January 4, 2013

“Fox Nation and Fox News Latino are once again selling different versions of the same story to pander to conservative audiences while simultaneously attempting to court Latino readers.”

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Obama Administration Issues New Rule Easing Restrictions on Illegal Immigration through the Department of Homeland Security

January 2, 2013

“Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.”

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Report: White House Will Push to Pass Immigration and Gun Reform this January

January 2, 2013

“It remains unclear what type of immigration policies the White House plans to push in January, but turning them into law could be a long process.”

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Former President George W. Bush Calls on Congress to Reform Immigration Law with “Benevolent Spirit”

December 5, 2012

““Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul,” Mr. Bush said.”

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House Republicans Pass Bill to Offer Green Cards to Foreign Students with Advanced Degrees

November 30, 2012

“In approving what is called the STEM Jobs Act on a 245-139 vote, Republicans who control the House hoped to show Hispanic voters who abandoned them in the election that they’re serious about fixing the flawed system.”

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Civil Liberties Groups sue Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) over Executive Order preventing Illegal Immigrants from obtaining Drivers’ Licenses

November 29, 2012

“…Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and her executive order denying driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants approved for federal work permits under President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program.”

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Republican Senators propose their own version of the DREAM Act

November 27, 2012

“GOP Sens. Jon Kyl and Kay Bailey Hutchison said they have introduced a bill that would reward those who take college classes or join the military.”

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Fox News Hosts attempting to embrace the Hispanic Community following Romney’s Electoral Failure, via Media Matters

November 14, 2012

Rupert Murdoch: “Republicans Have To Ignore 5 Per Cent Nativists And Embrace Hispanics.”

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