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U.S. Senate passes Immigration Reform Bill S.744

On June 27th, the U.S. Senate passed the Immigration Reform bill, S.744, with a vote of 68 to 32. The bill now moves on to the House of Representatives, where the process begins anew following the July 4th holiday. The House GOP conference meets July 10 to begin discussions, with a bu
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DOMA Ruling’s Impact on Immigration

Miles Graham, Time The Supreme Court’s ruling gives married gay couples all the federal benefits  and rights that straight married couples are entitled to, which could mean  citizenship for an estimated 36,000 couples. Full Story
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Senate passage of immigration bill on track

Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press “Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare.” Full Story  
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Immigration and the Labor Market

Eduardo Porter, Economix, The New York Times …”most American workers need not worry about the prospect of hordes of workers entering the country with an eye on their jobs. Rather, immigration is seen as more likely to leave American workers better off.” Full Story
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Senate Nears Passage of Immigration Bill

On Monday evening (June 24th), the Senate passed a procedural motion laying the groundwork for passage of the Immigration Reform bill later this week. 67 senators voted for the passage, with several supporters out of town, giving the bill a chance at final passage with perhaps 70 vote
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Immigration Reform: Update on Action in Senate and House

The immigration news right now is dominated by the battle in Congress over the future of undocumented individuals and the future flow of immigrants to the United States. Here is an UPDATE on the most recent Immigration Reform activities in the US Congress: –The House of Represen
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Partisan lines harden in Senate over immigration reform bill

Alexander Bolton, The Hill “Partisan lines are hardening over the Senate’s immigration reform bill,  downgrading hopes a 70-plus majority of senators will back it in an up-or-down  vote next week. The bill seems likely to pass the Senate, particularly after a Congressional  Budg
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GOP Immigration Crackdown Has Democrats Fuming

Emma Dumain, Roll Call “As the House Judiciary Committee inside the Capitol was marking up legislation Republicans said would strengthen enforcement of the nation’s immigration system, Democrats gathered in the rain outside to blast the measure as one that would criminalize immi
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CBO: Senate immigration bill would cut deficits by $200 billion over decade

Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post “The immigration bill under consideration in the Senate would reduce federal deficits by nearly $200 billion over the next decade, and continue generating savings in the years beyond, even after millions of new citizens became eligible for he
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Mooers Immigration today newsletter

The June issue of Mooers Immigration today is available here. We welcome your feedback! MI Today.June2013
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