As part of continued efforts to change the United States’ immigration laws, a group consisting of approximately 600 leaders from across 40 states came to Capitol Hill to discuss changing regulations. According to The New York Times, the group was made up of evangelical groups, conservatives, and business executives. Together they met with 150 Republican lawmakers to discuss pushing forward immigration legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the National Immigration Forum, FWD.us, and the Partnership for a new American Economy. Panel discussions, the results of a new study showing the economical benefits of immigration overhaul, and meetings with lawmakers all happened throughout the event. Read the rest »
A group of centrist Democrats in the House of Representatives recently proposed a new bill that would bring changes to a large portion of the United States’ immigration laws and push toward House progress on reform. As reported by the American Immigration Council, the group proposed a modification of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a bipartisan Senate bill from earlier this year that was passed by the Senate, but has not been heard by the House of Representatives.
This modified House bill incorporates another bill that passed unanimously out of the House Committee in May and adopts provisions from the McCaul-Thompson bill. If passed, the bill would change the “border surge” strategy that was adopted in the Corker-Hoeven amendment.
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