Month: June 2013

What Does The DOMA Decision Mean For Immigration Reform?

June 26 marked a momentous day for LGBT individuals across the country as the Defense of Marriage Act was shut down by the Supreme Court, but what does this mean for U.S. citizens who are seeking green cards for their foreign-born partners? Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a longtime supporter of equal …

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Business, Economy Will Grow With Immigration Reform

After the Senate passed immigration reform June 24, political supporters are urging the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to move the bill into the hands of President Barack Obama to sign into legislation, according to USA Today. Obama met with business leaders who support the comprehensive path to U.S. citizenship for immigrants who are already in …

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Poll: U.S. Has Skewed View Of Immigration Rates

A recent poll from USA Today/Pew Research Center found that many U.S. citizens are unaware of the number of immigrants currently in the United States compared to 10 years ago. President Barack Obama is pushing for a conclusive immigration reform amendment before the summer break, which would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for those individuals living …

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Chamber Releases Commercial Using Opponent’s Words

In an effort to push immigration reform among conservative politicians, the Chamber of Commerce launched an ad campaign featuring an opponent’s language. The new seven-figure television and radio campaign uses leading conservatives who oppose the bill, but gears the language toward supporting the bill, according to CNN. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., whose old commercial was …

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Woman Is Granted Naturalization After Public Outcry

Margaret Doughty was a permanent resident of the United States for 30 years and applied for U.S. citizenship after years of working as a literacy advocate, according to ABC World News. The Englishwoman, 64, was initially rejected as a naturalized citizen for her lack of religion and anti-war beliefs. Following a public outcry, Doughty was …

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Immigration Reform Gets Tighter Border Security

The “Gang of Eight” plan is moving its way through Congress, and negotiations are in the works to make the bill palatable for both parties. After hours of late night back-and-forth, the Senate announced an agreement on June 20 to tighten security across the southern portion of the border – an effort to smooth out a major obstacle that …

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