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Policy Update: With Reform Stuck in the House, Pressure Increases on the President

March 28, 2014 - Posted by Josh Breisblatt

In this issue: an analysis of the likelihood of presidential action on deportations in light of continued congressional inaction; House Republicans vote to limit presidential discretion; House Democrats file discharge petition for immigration reform bill; House bills would authorize CBP, ICE; new acting head of ICE named; and more.

Policy Update: Congress Leaves Washington, but not the Immigration Debate

August 08, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In Strong Bipartisan Vote, Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

June 28, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update: Immigration Bill Enters Home Stretch in Senate

June 25, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Judiciary Committee Concludes Marathon Markup, Passes Immigration Bill

May 22, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

On May 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its work on the immigration reform bill, and reported the bill out of Committee with strong bipartisan support. The vote was 13 to 5. This update contains a summary of amendments considered on May 20 and 21 to interior enforcement sections, and sections having to do with the legalization program and legal immigration.

Policy Update: Senate Committee Completes E-Verify Amendments

May 16, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

On May 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee finished consideration of amendments having to do with Title IV of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. The committee also finished consideration of amendments to Title III relating to the electronic worker verification system before adjourning for the week.

Policy Update: Immigration Reform Markup Day 2

May 15, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

On day two of the Senate Judiciary Committee markup of immigration reform legislation, the members of the committee considered amendments to Title IV of the bill, containing provisions relating to temporary workers. Many amendments were accepted, but all amendments that would unravel the Senate’s compromise were rejected.

Policy Update: Senate Committee Completes Round 1 of Immigration Reform Markup

May 10, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

This policy update contains a summary of Senate Judiciary Committee action on the first day of markup of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Focusing on Title I, border enforcement, the committee considered 32 amendments and accepted 21. All of the amendments that would have violated the bipartisan compromise were rejected.

Policy Update: Immigration Bill Debate Begins in Senate

April 24, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

9 Prominent Conservatives Who Believe The #TimeIsNow For Immigration Reform

April 10, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Nationwide, Leaders Urge Immigration Reform

April 08, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

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

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.

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.

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