Month: May 2013

Judiciary Committee Adopted W Visa and E-Verify Amendments

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday continued to debate on Title IV of the Senate immigration reform bill and then moved to Title III. The committee considered 26 amendments and adopted 16 amendments that would strengthen the country’s economy and spur entrepreneurship. Amendments filed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, that were adopted …

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Senators Added Student Visas Amendments to Immigration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee debated on few amendments on Tuesday and amended the Senate immigration reform bill. Amendments that would close the loopholes in student visa programs were adopted and according to an amendment filed by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), US Customs and Border Protection officials would be notified by the US Department of Homeland …

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Activists want President Obama to Stop Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

As the debate on immigration reform is heating up, immigration activists are requesting President Obama to stop deporting people who are likely to become eligible for lawful status. If the immigration reform bill of the Gang of Eight is passed, undocumented immigrants would get a chance to apply for legal status and the immigration activists …

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Senate to Vote on Amendments Related to Non-Immigrant Visa Programs

The Senate Judiciary Committee met last week and debated on few amendments. 21 amendments that were filed to the immigration reform bill were adopted and the committee will meet again today and debate on a few more amendments. Last week, the committee reviewed the first part of the Senate bill that deals with border security. …

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Immigration Reform Bill Would Boost Social Security

The immigration reform bill of the Gang of Eight would ease social security finance strains. In a letter to Senator Marco Rubio, the Social Security Administration stated that the Senate bill would positively affect the finances of Social Security. Likewise, it would also boost the gross domestic product and create around 3.22 million jobs, over …

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Senate Begins Debate on Immigration Reform Bill

Around 300 amendments were filed to the bipartisan immigration reform bill of the Gang of Eight and a formal debate over the amendments was opened by the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee debated and voted on 31 amendments. Only 21 amendments were adopted and the rest were rejected. Most of the amendments dealt with border …

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Amendments to the Senate Immigration Reform Bill

The Senators responded to the immigration reform bill of the “Gang of Eight” and they have filed 301 amendments. Half of these amendments are from the Senate Republicans and according to them, DNA samples must be collected from the undocumented immigrants before granting them legal status and all the undocumented workers must not be permitted …

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Congress Urged to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

Many now hope that the US Congress will soon pass the long awaited immigration reform bill. Immigration reform will not only help the undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status but will also help the US employers who are unable to find legal workers and who hire undocumented immigrants. President Obama, who is happy about the …

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Can the DREAMers Sponsor their Relatives After Becoming US Citizens?

All the DREAMers would be permitted to apply for lawful status in America and they would be allowed to apply for Green Cards within five years whereas the other undocumented immigrants would be required to wait for ten years to become permanent residents. Around 2 million undocumented youth living in the United States would be …

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Would the Senate Bill Grant Anyone Faster Path to Citizenship?

It is well known that the immigration reform bill of the senators would open pathways toward US citizenship for the undocumented immigrants already settled in the United States. But we need to understand that not all the undocumented immigrants would be allowed to apply for US citizenship and there are few requirements that must be …

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