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Border Insecurity: Immigration Reform on 'The Line'

The line between the United States and Mexico is drawn thickly. The border serves as a test site for military surveillance technology, a dumping ground for spending on national security infrastructure, and a rhetorical battleground for Congress. U.S. lawmakers toured Nogales, Arizona, in March and looked with approval at the city split in two by an eighteen-foot fence. Read more >

House Immigration Bill Will Be Tougher Than 'Gang Of 8' Plan, GOP Member Says

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), a member of the bipartisan House group working on an immigration bill, said Monday that his group's plan will have a tougher path to citizenship than the Senate "gang of eight" legislation -- which he said could be defined as "amnesty." Read more >

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Read The ‘Gang Of 8’s’ Landmark Immigration Plan

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators are introducing a major immigration bill that would bolster border security, legalize many of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and put them on a path to citizenship, dramatically overhaul the legal immigration system, and crack down on employers who hire unauthorized workers. Read more >

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Immigration bill could exclude hundreds of thousands from citizenship

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.

The bill would bar anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011, from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship, according to the aide, who was not authorized to discuss the proposals before they were made public and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read more >

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Immigration Policy and Women’s Health

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will highlight the impact of state and national policies on immigrant women’s health. Immigrant women are often left out of conversations on a path to citizenship, deportation, and labor. When immigrant women are considered, it is often through negative stereotypes – from the portrayal of immigrant women a threat to national security because of “anchor babies” to raising the fear of immigrant women as taking advantage of social safety net programs. Read more >

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House Immigration Bill Is Said to Offer 3 Paths

WASHINGTON — In the shadow of a bipartisan Senate group preparing to roll out broad  Read more >

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Immigration Agreement

It was announced over the weekend the bipartisan Senate "Gang of Eight" came to an agreement in principle Read more >

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Immigration talks back on track, union says

Talks on a new visa program for low-skilled workers are “back on the right track” after a dispute over wages stalled progress on a Senate immigration reform bill, the lead union negotiator said Wednesday.

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Most Californians favor citizenship path for [sic] illegal immigrants

Only 19% of California voters said [sic] illegal immigrants should be required to leave. More than half see immigrants as a positive economic force in the state.

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'Gang of 8' Soldiers On After Budget Split

The Senate’s bipartisan immigration group insists that its deliberations were unaffected by a weekend vote that saw the eight senators working to produce a bill by early April split along party lines.

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