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G.O.P. Opponents Plan Immigration Bill Attack

WASHINGTON — Republican opponents of legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws are readying an offensive intended to hijack the newly released bill as the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday begins a review that will offer the clearest sign yet of how difficult a path the legislation faces. Read more >

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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 >

International Workers' Day 2013: Calls for Legalization -- Not Deportation!

For the past several years International Workers' Day, May Day, has served as a vehicle to spotlight the particular injustices against immigrant workers, especially the undocumented. Read more >

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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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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