Month: May 2013

Immigrants Considerably Subsidize the Medicare Trust Fund

A study released by the researchers at the Harvard Medical School, states that the immigrants have contributed around $115 billion to Medicare. This significant contribution was made by the immigrants between 2001 and 2009. At the same time, the study states that the Americans have taken away $28 billion more than they subsidized to the …

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Will the immigration Reform Bill Make it Through the House?

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill was strengthened by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the full Senate will vote on the bill, in June. This bill is likely to receive full support in the Senate that is controlled by the Democrats. Similarly, President Obama is also supporting the bill. Nevertheless, the bill must be …

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Immigration Reform Bill would make EB-5 Visa Program Permanent

An amendment that would strengthen the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has been added to the Gang of Eight’s massive immigration reform bill. This EB-5 visa program grants visas to foreign investors. Nevertheless, there are certain requirements and the foreign nationals who seek to get Green Cards based on investment must invest more than $500,000, …

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Will the House Block the Immigration Reform Bill?

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the immigration reform bill of the Gang of Eight after adopting few amendments and after making few changes to the bill. Proponents of immigration reform say that the bill would easily pass the Senate but not the House that is controlled by the Republicans. The Democrats are happy about the …

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Economists Urge US Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

Conservative Economists urged the US Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Conservative economists in a letter stated that immigration reform would have a positive impact on population growth and on job growth and that it would result in economic growth. According to the economists, this would positively impact the federal budget and 111 economists signed …

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Senate Bill does not Include Amendments for Same-Sex Couples

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill is headed to the Senate floor. This bill if passed would benefit the undocumented immigrants by permitting them to enter the legalization process. Likewise, US employers who are in short of low skilled workers could hire low skilled foreign workers legally as the bill would create new visa …

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Senate Immigration Reform Bill Clears Judiciary Committee

The Senate immigration reform bill cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee and the committee voted to pass the Senate immigration bill on a bipartisan vote of 13 to 5, on to the Senate floor for a full vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee met for five days and debated on various amendments that were filed to the …

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30 More Amendments Adopted by the Senate Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee opened a debate yesterday and the committee might finish marking up the Senate immigration reform bill, by the end of this week. The committee first debated on Title III of the bill and then moved to Title II, that includes the path to US citizenship. The committee considered and debated on …

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House Bill Would to Create a 15 Year Path to Citizenship

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House has reached a deal on reforming the immigration laws of the United States. Similar to the immigration reform bill of the Gang of Eight, the members of the House have also come up with an immigration reform legislation. Their bill would create a 15-year path to US …

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