Month: March 2013

New ad for immigration reform from SEIU

SEIU, otherwise known as the Service Employees International Union, yesterday launched an advertising campaign on television worth more than $300,000 that calls on Congress to rebuild the US immigration system so that it pays tribute to American values, supports working families and strengthens the economy.  The union has come up with the advertising campaign in …

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Summer possible for passed immigration bill

President Barack Obama is pushing for fast action on a sweeping US immigration reform bill, stating that any last minute obstacles can be resolved and he made a prediction that historic legislation could be passed by Congress by the end of the summer.  Obama made this prediction during several interviews on Spanish-language television networks, repeatedly …

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The GOP in two factions

The Republican Party has recently released a report that came from their Growth and Opportunity Project that describes the party as being caught between two different factions, one of which is the gubernatorial wing that is successful and growing while the other, the federal wing, is becoming increasingly marginalized and warns that the Party will …

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Tuition costs debate sparked in Kansas

A big crowd, which was predominantly pro-immigration in nature, assembled for a House committee meeting about a measure that would repeat a statute that forced Kansas students who do not have legal residency to have to pay out-of-state tuition fees at universities in Kansas.  The current statute enables students who have graduated from a high …

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Local chambers given voice in debate over immigration reform

A consortium of around 40 chambers from all across the United States, known as Business for Skilled Worker Immigration, has joined the debate in regards to immigration reform in an attempt to gather the views of business owners and community members on a national level.   The Chicago Tribune says that the Greater Boston Chamber of …

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