Latest Immigration reform Stories

2010-09-30 15:59:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Senator Robert Menendez has placed a significant proposal for comprehensive immigration reform before the U.S. Senate. We fully support Senator Menendez's legislation and we urge the Senate to consider it and pass it! The framework Senator Menendez proposes is thoughtful and reasonable. It includes provision for the unification of families, smart employment verification, secure borders, a commission to review labor markets and visa...

2010-04-30 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) called an outline of legislation circulated by the Senate Democratic leadership, "yet another attempt to reward illegal aliens and cheap labor employers at the expense of the American public." The outline, offered by Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) offers amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and family members residing outside the U.S.,...

2010-04-26 07:24:20

President Obama's climate change plan was pushed back Sunday after a key Republican pulled his support for an energy and climate bill over an outrage due to an immigration bill that was moved forward ahead of the climate bill. The move shocked White House officials, who were unsure how to respond to the unraveling of a major part of the president's strategy both for meeting his international oaths on climate change and shifting the US economy from reliance on foreign oil. Lawrence Summers,...

2010-03-19 12:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama, yesterday, succeeded in winning the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's endorsement of his health care reform legislation by pledging to push an overwhelmingly unpopular amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens. In this apparent quid pro quo, the president's promise to push amnesty in 2010 came just hours after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus promised their support for the health care reform bill. The announcement...

2009-09-15 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Immigration Reform (ANCIR) national poll on immigration and its impact on health care issues conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, of 1,000 likely voters on August 26, 2009 found that 78% of Americans believe that high immigration levels have had an adverse impact on the quality and cost of our health care system. Republicans (89%) felt more strongly on the issue, but Democrats (69%) were not far behind. Other...

2009-09-08 17:48:00

47 Talk Radio Hosts Arrive in Capital to Demand Immigration Reform Without Amnesty for Illegal Aliens WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Congress returning to Washington after facing irate constituents are likely to get little relief as 47 talk radio hosts follow them to the capital for a two-day national radio-thon on September 15 and 16. For the fourth consecutive year, many of the nation's leading talk radio personalities will be participating in Hold Their Feet...

2009-08-24 13:31:00

'National Electronic Town Hall' Questions Health Care Reform Benefits for Illegal Aliens, Supports Continued Immigration Enforcement WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) announces September 15th and 16th as the dates for its annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire radio rally in Washington, D.C. In this largest gathering ever of talk radio, 47 hosts, led by Roger Hedgecock of Radio America Networks and Lou Dobbs of United...

2009-08-12 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a town hall meeting Tuesday on health care reform, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) stated his opposition to legislation that would cover illegal aliens. Specter has been a long-time champion of amnesty for illegal aliens, he was the author of the 2006 amnesty bill (S. 2611) that was widely rejected by the American people. Specter's opposition to including illegal aliens under the proposed reforms is a clear indication of how strongly the...

2009-06-25 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the White House summit on immigration, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees, issued a seven point plan for reforming America's immigration policies. Unfortunately, Sen. Schumer's plan is short on details and even shorter on protections of the vital interests of the American people. It also conveniently ignores the history of immigration politics and policies...

2009-06-24 17:14:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow's long anticipated and oft-delayed White House meeting on immigration will likely produce a blueprint for a massive illegal alien amnesty in exchange for hollow promises of future enforcement, warns the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The plan being promoted by President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders is essentially the same one that the American people rejected in 2006 and 2007. The American people have...

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