Immigration Plan Sets 2011 Cutoff for Path to Legalization

April 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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WASHINGTON — As a bipartisan group of eight senators prepared to introduce a plan early next week to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, Senate negotiators have agreed to a cutoff date that could bar hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the path to legalization provided in the legislation.

Illegal immigrants who arrived in the country after Dec. 31, 2011, could be ineligible to apply for legal status — and potentially citizenship — under the new immigration bill, which will provide a 13-year path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the country. Read more

Senate Gang of 8 Immigration Reform Proposal – nowhere near what is needed!

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is the text of their proposal – a virtually impossible “path” to citizenship, and a more militarized border!

Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform- Monday, January 28, 2013

by Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake

We recognize that our immigration system is broken. And while border security has improved significantly over the last two Administrations, we still don’t have a functioning immigration system. This has created a situation where up to 11 million undocumented immigrants are living in the shadows. Our legislation acknowledges these realities by finally committing the resources needed to secure the border, modernize and streamline our current legal immigration system, while creating a tough but fair legalization program for individuals who are currently here. We will ensure that this is a successful permanent reform to our immigration system that will not need to be revisited. Read more

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

January 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.

Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.

The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said. Read more

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