Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee meets for a hearing that will discuss the KIDS Act, a DREAM Act-lite proposal that some Republicans are considering taking up instead of immigration reform for the 11 million.  As Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) recently said, “We’ve been there, we’ve done that, that’s so yesterday.... Continue »
In the fight for immigration reform, two of the political incentives for House Republicans to vote for a bill involve constituent breakdown: how “purple” their district is politically, and how Latino it is demographically. That’s what the scatterplot below shows, for many (not all) of the House Republicans who... Continue »
Are you looking for Resources on S. 744: Senate Immigration Bill? This week, the Senate passed a landmark immigration reform bill by a 68-32 vote.  Immigration reform is NOT yet a done deal–we now have to fight to pass immigration reform through the House of Representatives, then conference the... Continue »
Updated June 27, 2013: THE GANG OF 8 IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL HAS BEEN PASSED OUT OF THE SENATE, 68-32.  NEXT STEP: PASSING IMMIGRATION REFORM THROUGH THE HOUSE. View a list of what we won with Senate immigration bill S. 744 Other things you need to know about the Senate... Continue »
Pros y contras de la ley bipartidista de inmigración del Senado La Ley de Seguridad Fronteriza, Oportunidad Económica y Modernización Migratoria de 2013  (S. 744) es un proyecto bipartidista con muchas disposiciones excelentes y otras que preocupan. Enseguida presentamos los pros y los contras. LOs PROS La mayoría de... Continue »
THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE STRENGTHENED S. 744 BY Making the path to citizenship more efficient and practical. By adopting Hirono 12, the SJC ensured that immigrants along the path to citizenship will be able to pay application fees on a more affordable installment plan, ensuring more low-income immigrants will be... Continue »
Amendments are divided into the following topics: Path to Citizenship Legal Immigration Border Enforcement Interior Enforcement and Due Process Employment and Labor Law Integration and Public Benefits Updated May 28, 2013 | Download PDF Path to Citizenship Good Blumenthal 1 (Title II): Allows young DREAMers who are still in... Continue »
June 27, 2013  Also view Spanish-language version here The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) is a bipartisan bill with many excellent provisions, and others of concern.  Following are highlights and “lowlights.” Highlights and “Lowlights” of the Bipartisan Senate Immigration Bill The Border... Continue »