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Sen. Durbin to Tech Giants: Uphold Your Commitment to Immigration Reform

Today is the opening day for companies seeking foreign workers to file H-1B visa petitions, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) used the opportunity to ask tech companies to stay committed to their role in the immigration reform movement.  In a letter to nine of the nation’s top tech firms, Durbin asked them to renew their … Continue reading »

Senators Schumer, Durbin and Harkin Join Menendez in Calling Out Obama Over Deportations

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have become the latest Senators to encourage President Obama to address his record rate of deportations. As Sen. Schumer told Politico in a statement today: We remain focused on passing a balanced immigration bill that secures our borders and fixes a broken system.  But if the House recesses … Continue reading »

Reid, Durbin tell John Boehner: Quit the Excuses and Pass Immigration Reform

It’s been a couple months since the Senate passed its landmark immigration reform bill, a bipartisan vote on a path to citizenship that drew the support of 68 Senators, including every single Democrat and 14 Republicans.  This week, Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are wondering just what is taking so long for the House to do the … Continue reading »

On Senate Floor, Senator Durbin Celebrates DACA Anniversary and DREAMer Accomplishments

“They are only asking for a chance to give back to their home” Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the champion of the DREAM Act for over a decade, took to the Senate floor today to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the successes of the young people … Continue reading »

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

The Republican Party has embarked on a major overhaul of its recent anti-immigrant stance, spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections.  Yet judging from the witnesses that Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called at yesterday’s immigration hearing, not everyone in the GOP … Continue reading »

Grassley's Witness Kris Kobach Testifies: "Self-Deportation is Not Some Radical Idea" (Actually, It Is)

Today, at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, the Ranking Minority member, Chuck Grassley, invited Kris Kobach, the former General Counsel of FAIR, the author of Arizona’s SB 1070, the architect of self-deportation and the immigration advisor to Mitt Romney, to testify. Senator Dick Durbin asked Kobach a series of questions about the … Continue reading »