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.
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.
April 24, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger
April 10, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno
April 08, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno
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.
March 13, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 04, 2012 - Posted by Maurice Belanger
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.
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.