Article | September 18, 2013 | Laura Matthews | International Business Times
[NNIRR Note;the following three articles reflect the anxieties of the timetable left in congress for considering Immigration Reform. NNIRR's concern remains not so much the timetable, but the punitive and enforcement driven proposals that were passed and are pending in the house]
Article | September 18, 2013 | Jeff Mason | Reuters
September 17, 2013
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he could support the House of Representatives taking a piece-by-piece approach to changing immigration policy as long as key elements such as a "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants were included.
The White House had hoped a broad bill to reform immigration rules would be the president's signature achievement this year, but the effort has stalled in the House after passing with bipartisan support in the Senate. Read more >
Article | September 18, 2013 | Alexander Bolton | The Hill
September 17, 2013
Democrats’ patience on immigration reform is wearing thin.
President Obama, congressional Democrats and activists have given Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) some room to maneuver on the thorny issue, but they are now saying that the clock is ticking.
Reform proponents are growing anxious nearly three months after the Senate cleared a bipartisan measure. While the House Judiciary Committee has passed narrow bills that are largely non-controversial within the GOP Conference, it remains to be seen if Boehner will seek a floor vote on any of them. Read more >
Article | September 16, 2013 | Erica Werner and Alicia A. Caldwell | Associated Press
September 13, 2013
With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now living in the U.S. illegally.
Activists are stepping up acts of civil disobedience like one last month in Phoenix, where they blocked a bus full of immigrant detainees. And labor leaders plan to press the issue with a top White House official in an upcoming meeting. Read more >