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2013-04-18 23:19:34

High-Skilled Immigration Group Urges Additional Reforms to Improve Job Mobility (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Immigration Voice, the national grassroots organization of legal, high-skilled immigrants, today welcomed the bipartisan immigration reform package introduced in the Senate by the so-called Gang of Eight. Immigration Voice praised the proposal for addressing the green card backlogs that result in many legal immigrants spending years, or even decades, in this country before becoming...

2013-04-15 12:26:00

50 Talk Hosts Staging Capitol Hill "Town Hall" Broadcast April 17 and 18 WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The long-anticipated immigration bill, negotiated behind closed doors by the Senate Gang of Eight is expected to be introduced Tuesday, April 16. The very next day, radio talk hosts broadcasting live to a nationwide audience from a single location on Capitol Hill will discuss and debate what is likely to be the most significant piece of legislation of the 113(th)...

2013-04-03 20:21:09

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, trade associations representing all aspects of the commercial and residential construction industries issued the following joint statement regarding the Senate "Gang of 8" deal on a temporary guest worker program: "The construction industry is committed to finding U.S. workers to fill open positions in our industry. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. For many years, our industry has advocated for comprehensive immigration...

2013-01-29 20:21:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today hailed the U.S. Senate introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act, offered by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mark...

2013-01-29 16:23:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World is encouraged by bipartisan efforts in the Senate and by today's statement from President Obama recognizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Immigrants have some of the highest food insecurity and poverty rates in the United States. Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann issued the following statement on the issue: "The Gospel of Matthew invites us to welcome strangers into our midst, saying,...

2013-01-29 16:23:23

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today congratulated President Obama for urging Congress and our nation to work together on an immigration plan that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants now in the country without documents. SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry and International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina issued the following statements: SEIU International President Mary Kay...

2013-01-15 12:23:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) today announced a new proposal for comprehensive immigration reform, centered on four main elements: * Reduce annual immigration into the United States from its current 1.2 million to between 300,000 and 550,000 people. * Rework trade and foreign aid policies to improve conditions for people in our major immigration sender countries. * Mandate the use of E-verify for all new hires and enforce...

2012-10-15 19:20:18

SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration costs taxpayers in Washington State about $2.7 billion annually. The average Washington household headed by a U.S. citizen bears an annual burden of about $970 to cover the costs associated with illegal aliens in the state. Moreover, the costs associated with illegal immigration are about equal to the amount lawmakers had to slash from the...

2012-10-09 19:20:21

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The severe and protracted drought gripping much of the United States is an act of God. The severity of the impact caused by the drought is a consequence of neglect and short-sighted policy decisions made by humans over many years, finds a new report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Running Dry: Looming Water Shortages in the United States. Americans have dramatically reduced their consumption of water over the...

2012-10-01 06:23:23

Veto is a Victory for Public Safety and Common Sense, Says FAIR WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) congratulates Gov. Jerry Brown for his veto of AB 1081, a bill which would have required California law enforcement to ignore most requests by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain illegal aliens who are arrested for other offenses in the state. If AB 1081, also known as the Trust Act, had become law,...