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Lawmakers struggle over guest workers in immigration bill

Caren Bohan, Reuters, May 3, 2013 “As the Senate gets ready to debate the details of a broad U.S. immigration bill, a group of House of Representatives lawmakers is still struggling to write its own legislation, hung up in part over guest worker programs sought by businesses. . .” Ful
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Minimizing Harm

Our first key element to a long-term immigration reform solution was to focus on maximizing economic benefit. Our second key element is minimizing harm to the US economy and to American workers. The first solution to minimizing harm is to maintain a rigorous labor market testing proce
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Maximizing Economic Benefit

With the consensus apparently having been reached that Republicans and Democrats both want immigration reform, what should the solution look like? Over the next two weeks, Mooers Immigration will provide our thoughts on what immigration reform needs to include in order to be successfu
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The 8 to 12 Million

When it comes to the 8 to 12 million undocumented individuals currently in the US, there is only one consensus that has seemingly been reached in the aftermath of the election, and that is that a mass deportation will not work. The second consensus that has been reached, namely among
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The Future Flow of Immigration

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired a story about the 3 million jobs in America that remain unfilled because qualified applicants are unavailable. The fact that these jobs require skilled workers points to the fact that the US needs to bring in skilled workers from abroad or hope that e
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Enforcement

One of the three main components of Comprehensive Immigration Reform is enforcement, both in the workplace and at our borders. As record numbers of deportations and actions against employers show, the Obama Administration has worked harder on enforcement than any administration in rec
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Immigration Reform in Obama’s Second Term

Last week’s election showed the importance of immigrant voting blocks. The percentage of immigrant voters rose, while the percentage of African American voters remained the same and white American voters decreased. Leaders from both sides are now talking about what is needed for Compr
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Immigration and the Election

Immigration reform is one of the hot topics surrounding the upcoming election. So exactly where do Romney and Obama stand on immigration, and what do they each plan to do to fix our broken system? Check out the following articles for information on their respective plans. Romney: http
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The Immigration Fairness Bill

On January 11,2012, the Washington Post featured a story on how complicated even the simplest – at least at first blush – immigration fixes can be. The article examines the real life repercussions of HR 3012, The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. I commend the story to your re
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Our Broken Immigration System

The election has been over for a week, and the last contests have finally been decided. What the election holds for immigration law and policy is anyone’s guess at this point. On this Veteran’s Day 2010, we give thanks to those who have served around the world to make our country and
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