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Migrant Rights Advocates Converge in New York During UN Session

Migrant Rights Advocates Converge in New York to Urge UN to Support Human Rights for Migrants, End Global Criminalization Programs  Read more >

Senate Immigration Bill Dashes Hopes for Fair, Just Reform

'Border surge' approval further threatens border communities, migrant safety and well-being Read more >

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Day Four Recap: More Than 165 Amendments Considered To Immigration Bill

May 21, 2013

From The Senate Judiciary Committee Majority Staff
S. 744: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Day Four Recap: More Than 165 Amendments Considered to Immigration Bill
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Day Three Recap: SJC Makes Inroads In Consideration Of CIR

May 16, 2013

From The Senate Judiciary Committee Majority Staff
S. 744: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
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An Open Letter to the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Fair and Just Immigration Reform

Over 700 groups and individuals call on senators to commit to human rights, fairness and justice as mark-up of S. 744 continues this week

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its deliberations on the immigration reform bill, over 700 organizations and individuals have joined with the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to urge the committee members to commit to human rights, fairness and justice in immigration policy. Read more >

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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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