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Expert: Senate Immigration Bill a 'Balancing Act'

"Proponents of the bill face an even tougher challenge: how to lure more Republicans to support the legislation without alienating Democrats and losing the support of key immigrant rights' groups. "It's a balancing act," said Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration expert and professor...

A Senate First: Floor Speech Entirely in Spanish

"If the Senate is going to spend the entire month of June debating immigration reform, then Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) figured he should say a word or two in Spanish. A large part of the momentum driving the immigration debate in Congress is the acknowledgment of the growing political power of...

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 .

Immigration Reform Bill Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Bonanza For Defense Contractors

"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 must still be approved by the House and signed...

Senate Bill Could Slash Illegal Immigration by 50 Percent: CBO

"A U.S. Senate-passed immigration bill would significantly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, but increased U.S.-Mexico border security costs would eat into projected budget savings, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. The CBO concluded that the bill, which would double the number...

Lexis Immigration Expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on CIR

Steve Yale-Loehr , co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 20-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law, participated in an hour-long panel discussion on China Radio International about the Senate immigration bill. And in a story published July 9, 2013 in the Arizona Republic , he stated...

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...

Congress: How Immigration Reform Died (Part I)

"[I]n a series of interviews with The Hill over the past two months, Democratic and Republican negotiators said the group’s failure stemmed from divisions among Democrats over strategy and policy, as well as Boehner’s refusal to put his weight behind the bill and help steer it through...

New Research: House and Senate Could Be Positioned for Agreement on Legalization of the Unauthorized Immigrants

"While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than Senate bill S. 744, it could form the basis for an agreement on immigration reform, according to a new analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP...

Future Flows and Worker Rights in S. 744: A Guide to How the Senate Immigration Bill Would Modify Current Law

"On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (also known by its bill number, S. 744) by a vote of 68 to 32. If enacted into law, S. 744 would require extensive reforms of all major aspects of the U.S. immigration system. Many...

Links to Witness Testimony for Today's Senate Hearing on Border Crisis

Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border July 09, 2014 10:00AM Witnesses The Honorable W. Craig Fugate Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security ...

Senate Hearing: Dangerous Passage - Central America In Crisis and the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Presiding: Senator Menendez Witnesses Panel One The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon Jr. Counselor...

Sonia Nazario: Level of Violence in Honduras 'Astounded Me'

"Last month, I returned for the first time in a decade to Enrique’s home in the Nueva Suyapa neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. I lived there for a week. I saw a huge change in why children are migrating north to the U.S.—a level of violence directed at them that honestly astounded me. I have...

NAIJ Position: Assuring Fairness for Juveniles in Immigration Court

On July 22, 2014 the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) sent letters to the House and the Senate with specific recommendations on addressing the current Immigration Court crisis.

Expert: Immigration Reform May Come In 'Bite-Size Packages,' If At All

“[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-immigrant and want to focus solely on strengthening...

Legomsky on Legality of DAPA, Expanded DACA (Senate Testimony)

"Several members of this committee have publicly expressed concerns about the views of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch as to the legality of President Obama’s recently- announced executive actions on immigration. I have studied these issues carefully. While I appreciate that reasonable...

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration

"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 hyperbole that distract from that conversation...

Senate Testimony by Prof. Jill Family: DAPA, Agency Discretion, and Guidance Memos

"As for Judge Hanen’s conclusion that the INA forbids deferred action, Professor David Martin carefully examined a similar interpretation of the INA in 2012 and concluded that it “deeply misunderstands” the purpose of the statute it relies on. If Judge Hanen’s interpretation...

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled "Update on New and Novel PSGS" is...

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Juan P. Osuna Director Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Department...

Written Testimony and Statements from Senate Hearing, July 7, 2015

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI) Download Statement (129.7 KB) Senator Thomas R. Carper D (DE)...

Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis

Live now on YouTube here . Subcommittee website here . Adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children From Human Trafficking Member Statements Senator Rob Portman R (OH) Download Statement (103 KB) Agenda ...

Senate Report - Protecting Unaccompanied Alien Children from Trafficking and Other Abuses: The Role of the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Jan. 28, 2016 Majority and Minority Staff Report -Protecting Unaccompanied Alien Children from Trafficking and Other Abuses: The Role of the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Alaska Immigration Attorney Margaret D. Stock Launches Senate Bid

Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Anchorage immigration attorney Margaret Stock said Tuesday that she’s running as an independent against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves who has spent years arguing that...