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Immigration Policy Update: As Negotiations Continue, More Voices are Raised to Press for Reform

March 13, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In this issue: More hearings in the House, more negotiations in the Senate, and more voices raised to press for immigration reform. The sequester takes a big bite out of immigration budgets. The “Family Unity” waiver is now available. VAWA and the path to bipartisanship.

Eight members of the House of Representatives write about Immigration Reform

March 13, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

The Week Ahead: March 11-15

March 12, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

The Week Ahead: March 4-9

March 04, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

The Week Ahead: February 25 – March 1

February 25, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Immigration Policy Update: House, Senate Committees Consider Reform

February 22, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Both the House and Senate have conducted hearings on immigration reform. This policy update summarizes themes from those hearings. Meanwhile, public and constituency support grows for immigration reform.

The Week Ahead - February 11 - 15

February 11, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update: Reform Moves to the Fast Track

February 04, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

A bipartisan group of senators released a set of principles for immigration reform that will form the basis of legislation. President Obama released his own principles. The public overwhelmingly favors immigration reform as outlined in the Senate principles. Hearings on immigration reform begin in the House and the Senate.

The Week Ahead - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

January 28, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Summary of immigration developments for the upcoming week.

Immigration Policy Update for January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Committee assignments for the 113th Congress. Napolitano, Holder, will stick with the administration into the second term. Immigration reform expected to be considered early in this session of Congress. USCIS finalizes family unity rule. Report catalogues immigration enforcement progress. Another removal annual record broken. ICE terminates 287(g) Task Model agreements.

Immigration Policy Update: Conservatives gather in Washington to Press for Immigration Reform

December 14, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Conservatives raise their voices on the need for immigration reform. Lame immigration proposals in the lame duck. Reform conversations begin on the Hill. White House promises Obama will be “all in” on immigration reform next year. DREAMers vow to fight for broad reform that will help their parents.

Voices of the New Consensus

December 04, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update: Immigration Reform takes Center Stage

November 16, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Prospects for immigration reform are looking up in the next Congress. Republicans realize they must put immigration reform behind them to increase their attractiveness to Latino voters. In other news, the LA City Council votes for an ID Card. South Carolina “show me your papers” law goes into effect.

Policy Update: Obama Boosted to Second Term by America’s Changing Demographics

November 08, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The number one topic after the election was the failure of Republicans to attract Latinos, Asians, and African American votes—the fastest-growing part of the electorate. These voters went for President Obama by very large margins. Congress now returns to Washington for a lame duck session.

Immigration Policy Update for October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Border Patrol use of lethal force under scrutiny. IG notes improvements in 287(g) implementation. Poll shows support for Maryland in-state tuition measure. LA considering ID cards for undocumented immigrants. Appeals Court suspends all immigration cases. Supreme Court to hear arguments in deportation case. Colorado purges suspected non-citizens from voter rolls.

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