US Immigration

House of Representatives creates immigration bill

A different “Gang of Eight” from the US House of Representatives has put an end to four years of on and off debates by crafting their own comprehensive immigration reform bill.  However, the Gang of Eight has now become the Gang of Seven with the withdrawal of support from Idaho Republican Raul Labrador, who says …

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Driver’s licenses for immigrants signed in Colorado

Undocumented immigrants living in Colorado will now be able to get a driver’s license following the passing of a bill by Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday.  The bill sees the state added to the small but growing list of those that are offering legal methods in which illegal immigrants are able to make use of the …

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Republicans want another approach for immigration reform

With the debate over immigration reform having started up again this week, members of the House of Representatives need to decide on the sort of approach to reform that they will be able to agree on.  The legislation crafted by the bipartisan Gang of Eight may not be acceptable to conservatives, which has resulted in …

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Negativity toward immigration reform shown in poll

A poll that was conducted by Quinnipiac University shows that as many as seven out of ten voters have little faith in there being real hope of immigration reform, according to NBC.  The majority of the registered voters who responded to the poll doubt that comprehensive immigration reform will be passed by the summer of …

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Immigration reform debate keeps mum on deporting kids

Unaccompanied minors are the best example of the need for mechanisms for fully comprehensive reform of the immigration system in the United States, and yet the proposed bill from the Gang of Eight does very little for this fastest growing and most vulnerable of migrants to the country. Even if the immigration reform bill is …

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Debate continues over healthcare and immigration

Republicans and Democrats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are equally stumped as to how to go about tackling the issue of healthcare for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants that live illegally in the United States.  Given that this is one of the biggest topics in the issue of immigration reform, …

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Medicare gets more from immigrants than it gives

Medicare has been given billions more dollars by immigrants in recent times than they have received from the program, a new study claims, appearing to squash the fear that immigrants are a drain when it comes to federal health care spending. Researchers at Harvard Medical School led the study, which measured the contribution to the …

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