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Day Two Recap From The Markup Of The Immigration Reform Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday continued consideration of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
The markup began at 10:00 a.m., and concluded at 5:10 p.m.
During Tuesday’s session a total of 38 amendments were considered by the Committee, including one substitute amendments and eight second- and third-degree amendments.
Nearly half the amendments considered were offered by Republicans.
Of the 38 amendments considered, 24 were accepted, all but one with bipartisan support.
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Day One Recap: Bipartisan Progress On Immigration Reform Bill

 S. 744: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Day One Recap: Bipartisan Progress on Immigration Reform Bill - #CIRmarkup
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Chairman Goodlatte Introduces Ag Guestworker Bill

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today introduced the Agricultural Guestworker “AG” Act (H.R. 1773) a bill to provide American farmers with a workable temporary agricultural guestworker program that will help provide access to a reliable workforce.   Chairman Goodlatte released the following statement on the bill’s introduction. Read more >

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House Judiciary Committee Introduces Bill to Expand E-Verify

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today joined Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in introducing the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772) a bipartisan bill that will discourage illegal immigration by ensuring jobs are only made available to those authorized to work in the U.S. The Legal Workforce Act is one of several bills the House Judiciary Committee plans to introduce to help address various issues within our immigration system.  Read more >

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New Immigration Bill Includes Support for Families and Workers, Yet Would Continue Key Failures of Current System

Quaker Group: Fair Path to Citizenship Must Reflect More Humane Principles  Read more >

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Border, Migrant and Allied Communities Continue to Call for A Human Rights Framework in Immigration Reform

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'Illegal immigrant' no more

The AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally.

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explains the thinking behind the decision:

The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.

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University of Arizona to Release Comprehensive Survey about Migration and Border Security

Tucson, Arizona-On Thursday, March 28th, researchers from the University of Arizona will be presenting a groundbreaking new study that answers key questions about immigration and border security. The study surveyed over 1,100 deportees and explores their experiences crossing into the U.S., being apprehended by U.S. authorities, and returned to Mexico. Each survey contained 250 questions and took about one hour to administer with randomly selected individuals at ports of entry and in migrant shelters in Mexico. Read more >

UN CERD Expresses Concern over US-Texas Border Wall Discriminatory Impact on Indigenous Peoples

Addresses US Government Need to Comply with Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Read more >

Black Immigrants for Historic Rally for Immigration Reform

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 11, 2013: An estimated 700 African Americans and Black immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and throughout the globe will join Clergy United to Save and Heal, a Caribbean Clergy Faith Based Network for a pro-immigration rally on D.C.

The ‘Black Communities for Immigrant Justice Rally’ is set for Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United States Capitol Grounds.
The rally’s aim is to demonstrate the strength and unity of black immigrant groups on the immigration reform debate. Read more >

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