Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca). Legal news and articles for September 28 - 30, 2011

Emerson calls for immigration reform: reportFor Obama, Strained Relationship With Blacks, Hispanics?Fla. Republican leaders back away from immigration reform plansCommentary: Immigration reform remains an elusive goalFlorida Morning: Immigration not a done deal; PPP brings a surpriseFla. Republican leaders back away from immigration reform plansObama should call for immigration reformObama Goes from Hope to Nope on Immigration ReformConstitutional law expert to discuss immigration reform at MCCSuper Committee Should Consider Immigration ReformObama: Immigration reform still a 'top priority'Jose Antonio Vargas Challenges Media To Cover Immigration BetterObama talks immigration reform with Latino roundtableGOP stifling efforts for immigration reform, Obama saysBentley scores victory in immigration reform law ruling

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Rep. Metcalfe's immigration bills go too far
PennLive.comSeptember 4, 2011

As this newspaper has said before, immigration reform is needed in this country, but it's a federal issue and must be addressed by Congress. These state-level policies Metcalfe and others propose are merely political ploys. The General Assembly should ...more »

Can religious leaders point the way in immigration debate?
Sacramento BeeSeptember 25, 2011

One is Bishop Jaime Soto of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, a giant on immigration reform for years. Another is a relative newcomer: the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, a charismatic Christian pastor with an Elk Grove address and a growing national profile. ...more »

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Emerson calls for immigration reform: report
Business SpectatorSeptember 30, 2011

Trade Minister Craig Emerson has warned that labour and skills shortages threaten to limit Australia's ability to lift exports and exploit opportunities to benefit from Asia's growth, arguing that Australia has no choice but to raise immigration levels ...more »

For Obama, Strained Relationship With Blacks, Hispanics?
NPRSeptember 30, 2011

President Obama recently said "stop complaining" in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, and faced tough questions from Latino journalists about the lack of progress on comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, GOP presidential candidates are ...more »

Fla. Republican leaders back away from immigration reform plans
Sacramento BeeSeptember 30, 2011

But armed with the support of Florida's powerful agriculture and business groups, the same legislative leaders who last year promised Arizona-style immigration reform are now barely offering tentative support for it. Senate President Mike Haridopolos ...more »

Commentary: Immigration reform remains an elusive goal
Dairy Herd ManagementSeptember 30, 2011

In November 2009, US Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Center for American Progress that immigration reform would be a priority of the Obama Administration in 2010. Nearly two years later, we are still waiting for meaningful reform. ...more »

Florida Morning: Immigration not a done deal; PPP brings a surprise
Florida Times-Union (blog)September 30, 2011

Can Florida legislators turn their backs on immigration reform? Miami Herald http://bit.ly/o8f9b5 HOUSE APPEALING FAIR DISTRICTS RULING: Despite public criticism over using tax dollars to fight a publicly supported redistricting reform, House Speaker ...more »

Fla. Republican leaders back away from immigration reform plans
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 30, 2011

But armed with the support of Florida's powerful agriculture and business groups, the same legislative leaders who last year promised Arizona-style immigration reform are now barely offering tentative support for it. Senate President Mike Haridopolos ...more »

Obama should call for immigration reform
Washington ExaminerSeptember 30, 2011

When Obama was elected with 67 percent of the Hispanic vote, some Americans believed he was serious about his campaign promises of immigration reform, an important issue for many voters. Three years later, chances for immigration reform are more remote ...more »

Obama Goes from Hope to Nope on Immigration Reform
Texas InsiderSeptember 29, 2011

By Brian Hughes Staff Writer President Obama lashed out at Republicans Wednesday, telling a Hispanic audience that the GOP is the lone barrier to comprehensive immigration reform. But for a president who campaigned on a promise to overhaul the nation's ...more »

Constitutional law expert to discuss immigration reform at MCC
Brighton-Pittsford PostSeptember 29, 2011

A specialist in American legal history, race and the law, Finkelman will explore the origins and rationale of the 14th Amendment and why its preservation is important. Key organizers of the event are Wayne Action for Racial Equality (WARE) and Migrant ...more »

Super Committee Should Consider Immigration Reform
Center For American ProgressSeptember 29, 2011

We at the Center for American Progress understand that comprehensive immigration reform is not among the deficit reduction options on the table but want to urge the super committee to consider it. Comprehensive immigration reform is one key to boosting ...more »

Obama: Immigration reform still a 'top priority'
BusinessWeekSeptember 29, 2011

President Barack Obama says passing comprehensive immigration reform is still a "top priority" for his administration. But he is offering no plan for getting legislation through Congress. The president is blaming Republican opposition for ...more »

Jose Antonio Vargas Challenges Media To Cover Immigration Better
Huffington PostSeptember 28, 2011

Now, he aims to take on immigration reform, starting with changing what he believes is the one-dimensional nature of immigration coverage. On Tuesday, Vargas lamented the media's "familiar story line" about undocumented immigrants: that they "are a ...more »

Obama talks immigration reform with Latino roundtable
Washington PostSeptember 28, 2011

President Obama discussed immigration reform and issues with a roundtable of Latino journalists Wednesday. The forum was directed at a Latino audience and broadcasted live on the White House website. (Sept. 28) (/CBS News) Correction: Clarification: ...more »

GOP stifling efforts for immigration reform, Obama says
CNN (blog)September 28, 2011

Washington (CNN) - Republicans lack the leadership to put comprehensive immigration reform back to the table, President Barack Obama said Wednesday during an online roundtable about issues in the Hispanic community. Obama reiterated that he he supports ...more »

Bentley scores victory in immigration reform law ruling
The State ColumnSeptember 28, 2011

Alabama governor Robert Bentley scored a major legislative victory Wednesday after a federal judge refused to block key parts of a closely watched Alabama immigration reform law, allowing key components of the measure to stand. US District Judge Sharon ...more »

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