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Bill Would Give Border Patrol More Access to Parks

"Environmental groups are fighting a proposal that would grant U.S. Customs and Border Protection greater authority to operate in public parks and on environmentally protected land, saying it would circumvent regulations designed to protect natural resources. The National Security and Federal...

GOP Immigration Bill - With No Path to Citizenship - 'Insulting' to Reformers

"The Achieve Act has plenty of limitations but may offer a preview of one of the Republicans' negotiating positions in the next year, said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute's office at the New York University School of Law. Some Republicans want lay claim to at...

Congress Expected to Pass Dent Immigration Bill This Week

"Congress is poised to send a bill to the president's desk this week that will help a Lebanese man from the Lehigh Valley become a U.S. citizen. Written by U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, the bill* ensures that people with green cards working at U.S. embassies abroad are able to become naturalized citizens...

Facebook Carve-Out Shows Tech Clout

"[B]ehind the scenes on Capitol Hill, Facebook lobbyists were engaged in another form of politics: pressing to insert a few new words helpful to Facebook’s business interests into a sprawling legislative proposal. The deft maneuvering came during the drafting of the new bipartisan Senate immigration...

Full Text of Senate Immigration Bill: BSEOIMA13

844 pages . Let the close reading begin!

Parsing the Senate's Immigration Bill

You could read all 844 pages for yourself. Or you could reference the interactive New York Times highlighted version .

Ten Years In The Making, Colorado Tuition Bill Becomes Law

"Governor Hickenlooper signed the Colorado ASSET bill into law Monday, surrounded by students and civic and government leaders. The signing ceremony marked the end of a ten year journey through the Colorado legislature. The bill allows those living in the country illegally to attend college with...

CBO: Senate Immigration Bill Would Cut Deficits By $200 Billion

"The immigration bill under consideration in the Senate would reduce federal deficits by nearly $200 billion over the next decade, and continue generating savings in the years beyond, even after millions of new citizens became eligible for health-care and welfare benefits, congressional budget analysts...

Video: CBO Reports Senate Immigration Bill Would Save $900 Billion

"Congressional budget analysts said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws would cut hundreds of billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades. Doug Stump, AILA President-Elect , joins us on Skype to discuss the report." - AILA, June 19, 2013 .

One in Four Could Not Legalize Under Senate Bill

"President Obama has staked his bid to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws on providing a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. Failing to do so, he told a Spanish-language television station, would mean 11 million people “permanently resigned to a lower...

House Bill to Seal Border Unrealistic, CBO Finds

"Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee sent to the House floor H.R. 399 , the “ Secure our Borders First ” Act. The measure would mandate 100 percent “ operational control ”—defined as “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States”—of...