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Policy Update: Immigration Bill Debate Begins in Senate

April 24, 2013 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update for October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Republicans in the House and Senate attacked the Administration for its decision to prioritize immigration enforcement on national security threats. Mandatory E-Verify legislation in the House is stalled by conservative critics. Alabama is seeing a worker shortage in some sectors after passage of a harsh anti-immigrant law.

Immigration Policy Update for June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The House GOP introduced legislation to create mandatory e-verify for the entire country. The House also passed a DHS spending bill for next year. In the Senate two bills were introduced to protect refugees and workers. Around the country, the Administration’s “Secure Communities” program is generating opposition.

Immigration Policy Update for May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The House is on the verge of passing a DHS appropriations bill for FY2012. Also in the House, Lamar Smith has introduced an indefinite detention bill and is preparing to introduce new e-verify legislation. The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law requiring use of E-Verify by businesses.

Immigration Policy Update for May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

On May 10th the President made a major speech in El Paso on the need for immigration reform. In Congress, the DREAM Act was re-introduced in the House and Senate. The Administration announced procedures to protect workers from deportation in employer-focused immigration enforcement actions.

Workplace Enforcement: A Welcome Shift in Focus

May 06, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

Policy Update: Congressional Developments for April 2011

April 27, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

In Congress, the Senate introduced a bill to limit birthright citizenship to those with one U.S. Citizen parent, and another to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the border. In the House, Rep. Honda introduced a bill to increase capacity to teach immigrants English and help them prepare for citizenship.

Policy Update: Predictable House Hearings Attract Little Press

March 07, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

The Republican-controlled House has had a number of hearings in different committees on immigration. The common thread has been that undocumented workers take jobs from Americans. Without exception, those claiming to champion the American worker in these hearings have terrible records on pro-worker legislation.

Enforcement Fantasies: Raids Will Not Solve Our Problems

February 17, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

E-Verify without Reform: What it would Really Mean

February 11, 2011 - Posted by Maurice Belanger

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