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The Fall of the House of Boehner: Has Comprehensive Immigration Reform Been Buried Alive?

After the Senate successfully passed the bipartisan Senate bill, S.744 in June, it seems the Republican-led House of Representatives, via Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), has buried Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) alive, covering it with the ominous budgetary catastrophe and subsequent government shutdown. Cataleptically focusing on immigration reform, the House has…

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How Immigration Reform Will Benefit Those with Unlawful Status

It comes as no surprise that the immigration system in the United States is broken. On Tuesday, April 16th the “Gang of Eight”, a bipartisan group of Senators, introduced immigration reform legislation, formally titled as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. There was much excitement…

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STEM Immigration Reform Bill up for House Vote Today

A Republican bill, named the STEM Jobs Act, will come to a vote today that would grant 55,000 US permanent resident visas, otherwise known as green cards, to foreign nationals who graduate from US colleges with advanced degrees in the technology fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The bill…

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PERM and H-1B Visas for Indian Nationals: More Double Talk from the Executive Branch

It is readily apparent that in the few weeks leading up the presidential election, neither President Obama, nor former Governor Romney are willing to commit themselves to any firm and unequivocal stance on employment based, legal, immigration. This reluctance to take a stand further frustrates the thousands of Indian nationals…

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Higher Florida College Tuition for Children of Undocumented Immigrants is Unconstitutional, Court Says

State education officials are debating how to respond to a federal ruling that declared it unconstitutional for Florida colleges and universities to charge higher tuition to the dependent children of undocumented immigrants. The state could lose as much as $200 million a year if it has to offer lower tuition…

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The Potential Power of the Latino Vote

A record number of Latinos are eligible to vote this November. Both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have taken notice and targeted Hispanic voters in recent months. However, it is unclear if the extra attention will result in voter turnout at the polls. According to a new report…

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DREAM Prosecutorial Discretion Policy Blasted By U.S. House Rep. Lamar Smith

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, announced the new prosecutorial discretion policy on June 15 in a memo entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children.” The new policy aims to give relief to certain undocumented immigrants by giving them permission to…