Archive for June 2013

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

Jun 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News

  Washington, DC — The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul today in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the galleries around the chamber. The 70-vote tally that the bill’s drafters had hoped would spark momentum in the […]

DOMA Decision’s Potential Effect on Immigration

Jun 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration

Wasington, DC–With a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection guarantee. The ruling means that married same-sex couples will now be entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples. One of the main beneficiaries of the decision will be the estimated 36,000 binational same-sex couples living […]

Immigration Debate Goes to Senate Floor

Jun 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON — With an overwhelming vote, the Senate on Tuesday launched debate on an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, as Republicans, most of whom have not yet embraced the effort, declined to stand in the way of bringing it to the floor. But continuing doubts within the GOP about some of the bill’s central elements, particularly on […]

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