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Family Unity And Immigration Reform Changes Should Help Divided Families Reunite

Family Unity And Immigration Reform Changes Should Help Divided Families Reunite | immigration reform | Scoop.it
California is home to more undocumented immigrants than any other state. As they settle down and marry, that can make for some complicated relationships, in part due to a federal immigration law passed nearly 16 years ago.

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, January 7, 2013 7:28 PM

There's a lot of talk about comprehensive immigration reform.  But how deep will reform go?

 

For many immigrants, who have suffered as a result of horrible immigration rules since the mid-1990s, not deep enough.

 

This type of deep Immigration reform is badly needed.  We entered into the dark ages of immigration law nearly 20 years ago.   During that period, each legislative and policy change seemed to make the plight of immigrant families worse.  This was a precursor to "self-deportation" long before the term became part of the public discourse last year.

 

In my view, true comprehensive reform would address many of these unfair, unjust, compassionless laws.

 

 

 

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Immigration reform: Is 'amnesty' a possibility now?

Immigration reform: Is 'amnesty' a possibility now? | immigration reform | Scoop.it

by DAVID GRANT (Christian Science Monitor)

 

The momentum of President Obama's resounding victory in November's election – with a big push from Latinos and other minority groups – has catapulted immigration policy to the top of Washington's 2013 agenda, making reform not only possible but also likely.

 

The shift in the political conversation has been so dramatic that even a pathway to citizenship for some of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States – long rejected out of hand by most Republicans and some Democrats – could be part of the deal.

 

The task is momentous. It involves weighing the wishes of industries from agriculture to high-tech, as well as the sensitivities of opening the door to immigrant workers at a time when unemployment remains high.  MORE

 


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CNN Suggests Political Skepticism Is Warranted On Immigration Reform.

CNN Suggests Political Skepticism Is Warranted On Immigration Reform. | immigration reform | Scoop.it
Be a little skeptical on immigration reform
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(CNN) -- The mainstream media -- you know who you are -- are rooting for immigration reform.

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:30 PM

I agree with the contention behind CNN's headline.  As an immigration attorney and immigrant rights advocate, I do not share the belief that we will see a comprehensive legislative package passed this year.  There are many obstacles, some of which are discussed in this article.

 

Moreover, when I reflect on the comments by Obama, Rubio, McCain, and others 24 hours after their speeches, not during their speeches, I get a sense of smoothly subtle reservations.  These comments give them "the out" if the political winds start to move in a different direction.  

 

Yes, I'm skeptical.  However, I'm still hopeful.

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Immigration Reform: What Did Ronald Reagan Say About Undocumented Immigrants?

Immigration Reform: What Did Ronald Reagan Say About Undocumented Immigrants? | immigration reform | Scoop.it
As Congress debates an immigration overhaul, many will look to the last major law in 1986, signed by President Reagan. Heres what he said at the time.

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:40 PM

The most disturbing aspect of all the immigration reform proposals are the slight to heavy-handed negative attitudes towards immigrants living in the U.S. without current legal status.  The type of imagery shaped by such commentary, when repeated over and over again, goes a long way towards shaping public opinion.  As a result, undocumented immigrants remain the unwanted step-children of current immigration reform proposals.

 

Looking back, it's plain to see that Ronald Reagan did not harbor the same sentiments - and maybe that's why immigration reform efforts resemble more immigration deform efforts. .

 

 

TrooVizion's comment, January 31, 2013 11:35 PM
Yes sir. When European Americans mention immigration, or immigrants I shall politely ask them "Why did your family move to the Americas?"
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GOP’s immigration plan is no plan

GOP’s immigration plan is no plan | immigration reform | Scoop.it
Its ‘compromise’ could leave undocumented workers in limbo. (GOP’s immigration plan is no plan - The Washington Post http://t.co/A6ifsDQd)
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Immigrants help grow Texas economy

Immigrants help grow Texas economy | immigration reform | Scoop.it
Immigrants from Asia and Latin America have become critical components in a Texas job machine that's created nearly 158,000 jobs in Houston and more than 500,000 jobs statewide since the recession in 2009.

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20 Immigration Experts To Follow on Twitter

20 Immigration Experts To Follow on Twitter | immigration reform | Scoop.it
Up-to-the-minute updates on immigration reform.

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ocoteh's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:34 PM

The pulse on immigration related matters.

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Tom K. Wong on Life as an Undocumented Youth | KPBS.org

Tom K. Wong on Life as an Undocumented Youth | KPBS.org | immigration reform | Scoop.it
Tom K. Wong is haunted by a childhood memory. It is of being awakened in the middle of the night by his mother, and being taken into the hallway, along with his older brother.

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Immigration Reform or NIGHTMARE Act?

Immigration Reform or NIGHTMARE Act? | immigration reform | Scoop.it
This is a warning about the immigration reform bill.

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:44 PM

This article discusses the current mode of immigration reform in a less-than-flattering light than shown by the mainstream media.  Read carefully.  There's more just a little truth in this news editorial.

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With Re-Issue of ‘A Country for All’, Jorge Ramos Still Speaks for the “Invisibles”

With Re-Issue of ‘A Country for All’, Jorge Ramos Still Speaks for the “Invisibles” | immigration reform | Scoop.it
As Congress tackles the nation’s first comprehensive immigration reform bill since 1986, Jorge Ramos reissues his book.
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