Immigration Law

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Chamber of Commerce Battles Hard Right Over Immigration Reform
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The president needs to get personally involved in the high-stakes immigration battle to overcome growing GOP distrust, Tom Donohue, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. “I have serious concerns about trust all around in town... 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

Saving Child Migrants While Saving Ourselves - Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt (Ret.)
Posted on 18 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul Wickham Schmidt, Oct. 12, 2016 - "They cross deserts, rivers, and territories controlled by corrupt governments, violent gangs, and drug cartels. They pass through borders, foreign countries, different languages and dialects, and changing cultures... Read More

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

Expert: Immigration Reform May Be Victor in Midterm Elections
Posted on 6 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Yale-Loehr , Cornell law professor and co-author of a 21-volume immigration law treatise , assesses how the election results will affect immigration reform. With Republicans now controlling both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate... Read More

Free Event in NYC: Reform of the US Immigrant Detention System (Thurs. Sept. 17, 2015)
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reform of the US Immigrant Detention System - Family Detention, Privatization, and Lessons from the Criminal Justice and National Security Debates Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:00pm to 5:00pm Center for Migration Studies 307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor... 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

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

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now more than ever, we need an honest conversation about reforms that can improve and strengthen the admission of these immigrants into our labor force. But to do that, we must move the current immigration debate beyond the stereotypes, myths, and... Read More

White House Statement on Immigration Reform
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One year ago, the Senate introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to fix our broken immigration system. Both sides worked together to pass that bill with a strong bipartisan vote. The Senate’s commonsense agreement would grow the economy... Read More

62% of Americans Favor Immigration Reform
Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At present, 62% of Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the United States illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 17% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents... Read More

Tags: poll , prri , brookings , reform

Will There Be Enough VOLAGs to Handle CIR?
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Any enacted immigration reform legislation that is comprehensive in scope will include a path to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Based on the U.S. Senate bill passed in June 2013, the Congressional... Read More

Expert: Immigration Reform May Come In 'Bite-Size Packages,' If At All
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

“[Sessions’ opposition to the bill] shows the tension within the Republican Party. You've got some members who want to be accommodating on immigration because they want to attract the Latino vote for 2016, whereas others are firmly anti... Read More

Real Reform Starts With More Visas: Daniel M. Kowalski
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We need a surge of green card visa numbers on the front end, right now, to wipe out the backlog of thousands of family members and potential employees who have been waiting in line patiently for years. And to eliminate a future buildup of another... Read More

Speaker Boehner Mocks GOP House Colleagues Opposed to Immigration Reform
Posted on 27 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"That's Boehner speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club in his home district near Cincinnati, Ohio. He was in the area specifically to bolster his standing for the upcoming Republican primary in his district, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes.... Read More

Tags: Boehner , reform , House