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Month: May 2013

Nuns on the bus

A group of Catholic nuns campaigning for support of the attempts to reform the immigration system in the United States have set off from New Jersey on board a bus for a cross-country journey.  The nuns, who come from the group known as Network, left on Wednesday from New Jersey, which looks over the water …

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Tech industry comes out ahead with immigration bill

The high-tech industry has gotten more big wins than any other group in the immigration reform bill that last week received approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee thanks to a combination of fairly weak opposition, a perfectly positioned ally in the Senate and a concerted lobbying effort. The result turned out to effectively be something …

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Democrats becoming more assertive over immigration reform

Much of the media coverage surrounding the effort to reform the United States’ outdated and incredibly inefficient immigration system has focused on the controversy surrounding those Republicans who are in favor of comprehensive immigration reform and those who are not, but lately that coverage has begun to shift, as the Democrats are also an important …

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US House will not just follow Senate over immigration

John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said Thursday that his chamber would be charting its own path on the issue of immigration reform and not just consider the measure passed by the Senate, effectively quashing Democrat hopes that the landmark legislation could be quickly enacted. “While we applaud the progress made by …

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LGBT partnerships not included in immigration bill

Democrats in the United States have abandoned the clauses in the new legislation aimed at ensuring immigration reform in the country that would have enabled gay couples to sponsor US visas so that the legislation would be more acceptable to Republicans.  Although the reforms continue to be supported by LGBT, many have expressed frustration over …

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