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Our Renewal of Confidence in Immigration Reform | Commentary

Immigration reform advocates may feel disheartened after Speaker John A. Boehnerís declaration that House immigration bills will not be combined with the Senateís proposal to fix our immigration system. In times like these ó as we reinforce our efforts at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to carry our just immigration policies ó it is important to reach back for the lessons of history, stay grounded and keep our eyes on the prize.

Here's Bipartisanship at Work on Immigration | Commentary

Bipartisanship. It is so rare in todayís toxic political environment that some may not remember what it is or how itís supposed to work. But I, for one, havenít lost hope that it can exist; indeed, it must re-emerge as the force that pushes Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform this year.

Communities Change When Local Police Enforce Immigration Laws | Commentary

Should local police be involved in enforcing the nationís immigration laws?

Immigration Law's Double Standard Subjects Children to Lasting Harm | Commentary

Recent news suggests the House may fail to act this year on comprehensive immigration reform. As advocates for children, we urge House members on both sides of the aisle not to miss this opportunity to change a system that harms children every day.

Time Has Come for a Renewed Push on Immigration Reform | Commentary

Last week thousands of people marched on the National Mall in support of comprehensive immigration reform. They were loud, they were clear and they demanded what each and every person deserves ó dignity and respect.

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Obama Wants Immigration, Farm, Budget Deals

President Barack Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday morning for shutting down the government and flirting with default, while hoping that the end to the episode would lead to budget, immigration and farm bills by the end of the year.

EB-5 Investor Visa Program Needs Better Oversight, Regulation | Commentary

The job of overhauling the nationís immigration system is not getting any easier, but as Congress gets more detailed in its analysis of what elements should be kept, what should be discarded and what should be amended, good ideas for improving the system as a whole are coming to the fore.

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Becerra Pushes Immigration Overhaul as Deficit Reducer Again

Rep. Xavier Becerra has a plan for dealing with two thorny political problems at once this fall: bring down the national deficit by passing an immigration overhaul.

Evangelicals Announce Ad Buy Urging Republicans to Back Immigration Overhaul

A coalition of evangelical groups plans to spend $400,000 advertising on Christian radio stations to call on Congress to pass a broad immigration overhaul that would grant citizenship to many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country.

Study Predicts Immigration Overhaul Would Boost District's Economics | D.C. Notebook

If legislation largely modeled on the Senateís immigration proposal were signed into law this year, Washington, D.C., would see an influx of particularly high-skilled workers and growth in economic indicators such as total job creation, according to a recent study released by Regional Economic Models Inc., an economic forecasting firm.

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Immigration Protests Snarl Traffic, Lead to Arrests

Immigration protests that have blocked traffic in front of House office buildings Thursday will continue throughout the afternoon, organizers told CQ Roll Call.

Boehner Can Save His Party and His Legacy | Commentary

Recent news about Speaker John A. Boehner paints a picture of a man in a dreadful position. The speaker is in a conundrum. A dire situation, political analysts say.

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Democrats Face DREAM Dilemma

House Democrats face a dilemma: Should they vote against a new, Republican version of the DREAM Act?

Republicans Need to Face the Facts on Immigration Reform | Commentary

America already admits 1 million legal immigrants every year, far more than any other nation. That generosity should continue. But in writing our immigration laws, we should put the interests of American workers and taxpayers first.

Immigration Reform Will Make America's Economy Stronger | Commentary

As a business leader from a Silicon Valley high-tech company, I was overjoyed to learn that the U.S. Senate had approved immigration reform including high-skilled worker provisions on a strong bipartisan basis. This legislation, I believe, is a significant step forward, and I hope that the House will take action soon.

Don't Devalue Exchange Programs in Immigration Reform | Commentary

Comprehensive immigration reform is a large and complex task. As legislation makes its way through the necessary processes, all sorts of compromises will be made in order to end up with a final product that most can agree on. Along the way, however, it will be important to remain mindful of those things that add value to the nation.

Is Senate Immigration Bill Better Than the Status Quo? | Commentary

Senate passage of immigration reform legislation, S 744, begs the question: Is it better than current law? Probably, but the answer could change.

Napolitano Departure in Fall Likely to Add Wrinkle to Immigration Overhaul Efforts

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitanoís decision to leave the Cabinet this fall means President Barack Obama will have to find a replacement just as deliberations over an immigration overhaul may reach their peak.

Strategic Immigration Reform Is Our Competitive Advantage | Commentary

Recently the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The bill ensures the United States will remain a magnet for talent and innovation, proposing new visas for high-skilled immigrants. These visas would allow the U.S. to retain the best and brightest ó a critical step in addressing our nationís shortage of high-skilled workers. This bipartisan bill may not be perfect, but we cannot wait another 18 years for the chance to bring our immigration system up to speed. The global economy wonít wait for us.

GOP Border Security, Health Mandate Concerns Rebuffed by White House

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the presidentís record on border security Wednesday and dismissed concerns raised by members of both parties over the legality of delaying the employer health care mandate of the Affordable Care Act for a year.

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