Immigration Law

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Farmers 'Heart' Immigration Reform
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It is our preference to grow our nation’s food here, and having the labor required to do that is in the best interest of all Americans. As you put dinner on the table tonight, remember a large part of it is made possible by American farmers... Read More

Text of GOP 'Standards for Immigration Reform'
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Thursday, Congressional Republicans released a one-page document , obtained by The New York Times, outlining their blueprint for immigration overhaul." - NYT, Jan. 30, 2014 . Read More

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability : "This report describes the extent of the farm sector’s dependence on undocumented workers and the political, economic, and social... Read More

Why immigration is a major issue for women
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On the House side, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D.-Calif., formed a Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, whose members have been delivering speeches and sending colleagues letters about women and immigration. Politically, both... Read More

We Need Not Fear Change: Terri Givens
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This [immigration reform] is going to be a difficult process, because there are many interests that have taken positions for and against reform, but all agree change is needed. It will take pressure from both inside and outside of Washington, DC... Read More

Latino Megadonors Launch Immigration Reform Push
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"President Barack Obama won reelection with overwhelming support from Hispanics — and now Latino megadonors aligned with the White House are trying to mobilize that community behind his second-term agenda. They’re working feverishly behind... 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

Will House Republicans Accept the Senate Proposal for Immigration Reform?
Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Former House Judiciary Committee counsel Nolan Rappaport goes through the recent bipartisan Senate proposal for immigration reform and discusses its pluses, minuses, and prospects in the House of Representatives. Excerpt: "...Resistance to comprehensive... Read More

Immigration Reform Must Redress the Current Law's Gender Biases
Posted on 23 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As documented in a report (“ Gendered Paths to Legal Status ”) issued by the Immigration Policy Council, immigration laws which appear gender neutral “actually contain gender biases that create barriers for many women trying to... Read More

Immigration Reform Bill Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Bonanza For Defense Contractors
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a massive bill that overhauls American immigration policy –and offers a bonanza of cash for the defense industry. The bill –which... Read More

Now the Work Begins
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The President gave a speech and posted a Fact Sheet . The Senate 'Gang of Eight' issued a blueprint . And the House has scheduled a hearing . So let's roll up our sleeves and... Read More

Is Illegal Immigration Passé?
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fantasies of a mass exodus are as unrealistic as the demand for a vacuum-sealed border. The Obama administration is already detaining and deporting a record number of immigrants — nearly 400,000 annually. Besides, a real exodus would... Read More

Major GOP Group Readies Pro-Immigration Ad Blitz
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republicans looking to bring their party around on immigration are set to launch a major ad campaign in support Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive bill. According to Politico , the American Action Network, which spent $44 million backing... Read More

Immigration Changes 'Gotta Happen This Year'
Posted on 17 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republicans and Democrats are pushing to make overhauling immigration a priority in 2013. Senator-elect Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, is expected to play a big part in any overhaul of immigration laws." - NPR audio, Dec. 17, 2012 ... Read More