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Month: August 2013

Lawmakers pressed on citizenship issue by immigration advocates

The fate of immigration reform in the United States could be decided in the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, once Congress returns from a five-week break in September.  While Congress has been in its summer recess, immigration reform supporters have been trying to put pressure on lawmakers to favor a …

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Business executives quietly reshape immigration debate

Texas Representative Ted Poe might just have found reassurance that he and his conservative stable mates would not be committing political suicide by supporting immigration reform via a roundtable discussion at a restaurant with five business executives, who made it clear that they are in favor of a robust guest worker program since there are …

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Urgency of immigration reform conveyed by detention costs

Congress could save Americans up to $1.44 billion just by taking one simple step – by ensuring that immigration reform legislation incorporates more intelligent policies for the detention of undocumented immigrants.  Broad immigration could be very good for the bottom line of the United States for a variety of reasons. Immigrants are crucial to the …

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Lawmaker talks immigration at Town Hall meeting

Bob Goodlatte, the Virginia Republican Representative, met with some of his constituents during a Town Hall meeting that was held in August County in order to talk about the issue of immigration reform.  The Hill reports that the meeting was attended by immigration advocates who asked the representative questions in regards to his opposition to …

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