Immigration Law

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House Bill to Seal Border Unrealistic, CBO Finds
Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Ten Years In The Making, Colorado Tuition Bill Becomes Law
Posted on 5 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

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GOP Immigration Bill - With No Path to Citizenship - 'Insulting' to Reformers
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Video: CBO Reports Senate Immigration Bill Would Save $900 Billion
Posted on 20 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Facebook Carve-Out Shows Tech Clout
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[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... Read More

Parsing the Senate's Immigration Bill
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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

Congress Expected to Pass Dent Immigration Bill This Week
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

One in Four Could Not Legalize Under Senate Bill
Posted on 29 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

CBO: Senate Immigration Bill Would Cut Deficits By $200 Billion
Posted on 19 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Vermont's Republican Governor Signs Immigration Bill Defying Trump
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rutland Herald, Mar. 29, 2017 - "Republican Gov. Phil Scott, flanked by Democratic Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Democratic lawmakers, signed into law Tuesday a bill [S.79] aimed at curbing the impacts of executive orders signed by President... Read More

Bill Would Give Border Patrol More Access to Parks
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More