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Immigration Reform Legislation (2013)

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  • What does it take to get GOP Senators to support immigration reform? $30 billion in wasteful spending

    What does it take to get GOP Senators to support immigration reform? $30 billion in wasteful spending
    So that's how you get reluctant Republican senators on board with immigration reform. You do it the old-fashioned way: You pay for it. By committing a stunning $30 billion to secure the nation's Southern border, hiring thousands of federal agents,...
  • Immigration reform hurts U.S. workers

    Immigration reform hurts U.S. workers
    The Senate this week begins debate on the proposed immigration reform bill. If this bill becomes law, there is one likely outcome for low-skilled Maryland workers: disaster. The assurances of the bill's proponents that the bill will somehow help the...
  • Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized

    Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized
    A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant-rights advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling. The 867-page,...
  • Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators

    Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators
    Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
  • Bad signs on immigration

    Bad signs on immigration
    Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
  • Immigration bill is no compromise

    Immigration bill is no compromise
    When only one of the extreme sides of each political party is hollering against a bipartisan agreement on any bill, no doubt that side is the only one getting hosed. A true bipartisan bill gets both sides upset. So now begins the spin game by trying to...
  • Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy

    Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy
    Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home. While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...
  • Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court

    Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court
    A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for him to be treated as an enemy combatant and placed in the hands of the military. Not just the...
  • Misoverestimating George W. Bush

    Misoverestimating George W. Bush
    It will be many years yet before historians can make their full assessment of the presidency of George W. Bush, but we have a sneaking suspicion their conclusions will not be nearly as generous as the puffery that has accompanied the opening of his...
  • A solution to political inaction? Lighten up!

    The modern-day politician follows these basic steps: 1) Get elected to gain power. 2) Celebrate attainment of power. 3) Consider using power to enact change. 4) Worry that enacting change might look bad politically. 5) Change nothing. 6) Get...
  • On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?

    On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?
    President Obama and his team spent hours last week deliberating over how and when to fulfill his promise to use his executive power to change the immigration system. They pored over legal precedent and policy data and debated political fallout. But none...
  • Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand

    Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand
    Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of its allotment of visas for the first time in its 24-year history. A State Department official said...