Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul, But Will the House?

Washington, D.C. - After three weeks of intense debate, the Senate finally passed the sweeping immigration, inciting shouts from the visitor’s gallery which was largely composed of immigrants. But the future of the bill remains uncertain and…

DOMA Ruling Gives Same-Sex Immigrant Couples More Rights

Washington, D.C. - The historical ruling by the Supreme Court today, which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, will now give same-sex couples immediate immigration rights in states where their marriages are legally recognized. The Defense…

Want Deficit Reduction? Then Immigration Reform Will Help

Washington, D.C. - There may some initial costs that accompany immigration reform, but in the long run the legislation will actually help reduce the national deficit, a new report by the Congressional Business Office found. This may give some…

It’s A Deal; Senate Reaches Agreement to Toughen Border Security

Washington, D.C. - The future of the immigration reform bill has always hinged on enhancing security along Southern border with Mexico.  After much wrangling lawmakers in the Senate have reached an agreement for security controls that pleases…

Boehner: No Immigration Reform Bill in House without Majority Support

Washington, D.C. - The comprehensive immigration reform bill is still being debated in the Senate floor, and since lawmakers have to make their way through 300 amendments it will likely stay in the Senate for a few more weeks. But if the bill…

Jeb Bush Says Immigrants are “More Fertile”

Washington, D.C.- GOP darling Jeb Bush is a strong advocate for immigration reform—his wife happens to be Latino—and is typically an articulate speaker, but on Friday he made a questionable remark, referring the immigrants as “more fertile.” The…

GOP Border Security Plan Defeated On Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. – A border security provision added to comprehensive immigration bill suffered a defeat on the Senate floor on the second day of contentious and heated debated. The GOP has made it clear that border security is critical,…

Immigration Reform Clears First Hurdle, Passes Senate Vote

Washington, D.C. – Today is a critical day for immigration reform as the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill just passed its first hurdle, by getting a majority vote in the Senate allowing the package to move to the full floor for debate. President…

House Rejects Deferred Deportation for DREAMers

Washington, DC- In a vote that was clearly divided among party lines, Republicans in the House voted to defund President Obama’s deferred deportation for young immigrants, perhaps indicating that despite their conservative ideology they aren’t…

Sen. Schumer Says Immigration Reform to Pass By Independence Day

Washington, D.C. - Sen. Charles Schumer, one of the members of the illustrious Gang of Eight says he believes the immigration reform bill he and his colleagues have drafted will pass the Senate by the Fourth of July, but the bill still has numerous…