El senador republicano John McCain, uno de los ocho legisladores que han impulsado el proyecto de reforma migratoria, advirtió hoy de que éste “puede desintegrarse” si se le suman demasiadas enmiendas, un día después de que se presentaran 301 provisiones para ser añadidas a la ley.  En un discurso durante la 43 Conferencia de las… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos: New data from the November 2012 U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) reveals a major shift in the U.S. voting population, with the number of White, non-Hispanic voters declining by more than 2 million from 2008 to 2012.  In contrast, the number of Latino, African American and… Continue »

TIME: Immigration Bill Faces First Major Test By Alex Altman Talking Points Memo: Poison Pills And Deal Breakers: Senate Panel Considers 300 Amendments To Immigration Reform Bill By Benjy Sarlin Arizona Republic: Immigration-reform bill faces 1st major test By Erin Kelly Bloomberg: Social Security Agency Says Immigration Bill Would Boost Revenue By Lisa Lerer Washington… Continue »

See what the immigration news world has been talking about today: Wall Street Journal: Social Security: Immigration Overhaul Helps By Sara Murray Mother Jones: The 5 Most Ridiculous GOP Immigration Reform Amendments By Adam Serwer ABC News: The Immigration Amendments You Need to Know By Jordan Fabian and Ted Hesson Think Progress: The 11 Most… Continue »

Washington, DC –  El debate y la calificación del proyecto bipartidista de reforma migratoria S. 744 comienza mañana en el Comité Judicial del Senado y ya se han presentado más de 300 enmiendas, algunas de quienes apoyan el plan, y en su mayoría de republicanos que se oponen a la reforma migratoria. “Las enmiendas representan… Continue »

Below is a press release from the Alliance for Citizenship: On a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, national leaders and immigrant advocates outlined expectations for the Senate Judiciary mark-up of S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The Alliance for Citizenship, a national campaign working with hundreds of groups around the country… Continue »

As the mark-up of the Senate immigration begins in the Judiciary Committee tomorrow, advocates for reform got some very significant news today on the economic benefits of the bill. Via the WSJ’s Washington Wire: The Senate immigration bill will help improve Social Security’s long-term solvency and reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally,… Continue »

Senate markup on the Gang of 8 bill starts this week, and over 300 amendments to the legislation have been filed. View what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s ugly…

A continuación una nota previa sobre el proceso de debate y enmiendas al proyecto bipartidista S. 744 en el Comité Judicial del Senado que comienza mañana; una lista de “lo Bueno, lo Malo y Lo Feo” de las más de 300 enmiendas presentadas; y las respuestas a las preguntas más comunes sobre el proyecto S.… Continue »

Ahead of the start of the legislative markup tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform supporters and opponents on the Senate Judiciary Committee have filed over 300 amendments to the bipartisan reform bill. Below is a snapshot of some of the most telling and important amendments filed.  In light of the fact that reform… Continue »