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Immigration Reform is Imperative to a Vibrant Economic Future

From DeseretNews.com, Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, 2 Sept 2011. Google, Goya, Yahoo, Intel and Levi Strauss. It’s hard to imagine a day without these iconic and uniquely American brands. But what most people don’t know is that all of them were founded or co-founded by immigrants. Goya foods was started by Don … Continue reading

As We See It: Immigration Reform: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

From SantaCruzSentinel.com, 4 Aug 2011. Editorial: Santa Cruz Sentinel This is what happens when the federal government doesn’t govern. In this case, the problem isn’t our nation’s debt, budget deficit and spending priorities, but the long ignored issue of illegal immigration. In the absence of federal immigration reform — dead in the water since a … Continue reading

NMPF Endorses Senate Bill Addressing Immigration Laws, Dairy Workforce

From DairyHerd.com, 23 Jun 2011. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today endorsed a new Senate bill containing a comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws – and, importantly, provisions to ensure continued access to qualified workers by America’s dairy farms. On Thursday, seven U.S. Senators introduced the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011”, S. … Continue reading

Sen. Leahy Reintroduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

From TheStateColumn.com, 23 Jun 2011. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), joined with Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to reintroduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing the broken immigration system with tough, smart, and fair measures. The bill includes measures … Continue reading

Obama Increasingly Targets Employers of Illegals

From Slatest.Slate.com, Daniel Politi, 30 May 2011. The White House is focusing on punishing those who hire illegal immigrants, rather than the workers themselves. President Obama has mostly given up on the flashy, media-friendly raids on workplaces that were popular with his predecessor and often rounded up hundreds of illegal workers for deportation. Instead, he … Continue reading

Navarrette: Congressman’s Unreality Show

From VCStar.com, Ventura County Star, Ruben Navarrette, 28 May 2011. You would think that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee would have better things to do than respond to every column that mentions him. Apparently not. After I wrote recently that Republicans weren’t really serious about enforcing immigration laws because they’re too afraid to … Continue reading

Supreme Court Decision Could Harm Arizona Agriculture

From TucsonCitizen.com, America’s Voice Education Fund Online, 27 May 2011. Arizona E-Verify Law & Supreme Court Decision: A Dagger in the Heart of American Agriculture In Absence of Federal Immigration Reform, Mandatory E-Verify Will Deport Farms and Jobs, Hurt Americans Washington – Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold Arizona’s law requiring state businesses use the E-Verify system … Continue reading

What You Told Us About Immigration Reform- The White House

From HispanicallySpeakingNews.com, HS News Staff, 26 May 2011. Cecilia Muñoz is Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama Administration. Following the President Obama’s speech on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas, I asked for your feedback on this issue through our Advise the Advisor program. We received thousands of responses from across … Continue reading

Editorial: Obama’s Immigration Talk Lacks Crucial Element — Action

From DallasNews.com, 11 May 2011. We’ve heard the right words before from leading Republicans as well as Democrats, including presidents from both parties: Congress must stop delaying and enact comprehensive immigration reform. And yet these tough-talking politicians predictably lose their intestinal fortitude as each new election cycle looms. Political expediency takes over, and other pressing business provides a convenient distraction. … Continue reading

Get Moving on Immigration Reform

From LATimes.com, The Los Angeles Times, Editorial, 12 May 2011. If anything at all is to happen on this politically thorny issue, President Obama will have to shape the debate by using the administrative powers of his office. Since taking office, President Obama has repeatedly called on Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform. In a speech in … Continue reading

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