League of nations lobbying immigration bill

By Adam Wollner

Immigration reform bill attracting special interests from all corners of the globe.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… don’t further regulate the au pair industry.   The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform committed $40,000 to lobbying on the legislation in the year’s fi …"

New immigration bill provides ray of hope for separated families

By Susan Ferriss

New immigration bill may ease years-long 'bars' that have split spouses and children

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tijuana":

"… s.” Xitco’s wife, Delia, lives with their two small children south of Tijuana, Mexico, where she moved after  immigration officials told her they h …"

"… he was turned over to immigration by the police officer. She now lives in Tijuana and only sees her 10-year-old son when T.J. drives him over on weekends an …"

Witnesses tell Congress that Americans, legal residents’ families suffer due to immigration laws

By Susan Ferriss

Representatives from American Families United testified before House Judiciary subcommittee on hardships of immigration bars

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… president of American Families United, told members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, which is under the Judiciary Committee.  Americ …"

Mental-health study of U.S. kids affected by surge in deportations

By Susan Ferriss

As Congress debates immigration reform, mental-health investigators urge legislators to consider children's welfare.

Excerpts from this story referencing "University of California":

"… d. “Our country is not accustomed to turning people into exiles.” The University of California at Davis’ Center for Reducing Health Disparities is also collaborating o …"

Rep. Gutierrez meets on Capitol Hill with families torn apart by 1996 immigration law

By Susan Ferriss

Separated families meet with Rep. Gutierrez, hoping to be included in proposed reforms.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dianne Feinstein":

"… penalties. Xitco met with aides to his two senators, California Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as with an aide to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wh …"

Senator mistakenly says marriage quickly legalizes young immigrants

By Susan Ferriss

A new GOP idea would allow undocumented youth to earn limited legal status, but not a green card, the prerequisite to citizenship.

Excerpts from this story referencing "John McCain":

"… bill he’s filed along with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.“As a practical matter,” Kyl said, “by definition these a …"

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigration measure has split husbands from wives, children from parents.

Excerpts from this story referencing "psychiatrist":

"… subsequent waiver interview. He amassed letters of support from family, a psychiatrist’s evaluation, copies of anti-depressant prescriptions, his Army discharg …"

A dizzying series of legal twists and turns

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigrant spouses struggling to understand changing laws, partisan politics

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. official":

"… ng falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. or of lying to a U.S. official, they can get a permanent lifetime bar.Wayne Cornelius, an immigration exp …"

Most eligible for Obama undocumented program already working

By Susan Ferriss

Aug. 15 start date for undocumented youths ages 15 to 30 to apply for deportation reprieve

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… were brought here before they turned 16 and have lived continuously in the United States for five years since their arrival. The youths must also be in school or h …"

Obama decision eases undocumented kids' turmoil

By Susan Ferriss

Thousands of 16- to 30-year-olds could benefit from relief that will let them work legally, and stop fearing deportation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… ined a GED. …"

"… atus that immigration activists would like, the change is likely to expand Obama’s appeal among crucial Latino voters in November.Obama’s decision will …"

"… likely to expand Obama’s appeal among crucial Latino voters in November.Obama’s decision will also have tremendous personal impact on a population of …"

About 46,400 immigrants claiming U.S. children deported in six months

By Susan Ferriss

Obama administration clashes with immigrant advocates over deportations of parents, and the definition of criminal immigrants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Antonio":

"… en final court orders for deportation between January and June 2011.  San Antonio was next with 1,836 who were ordered to leave, followed by Phoenix with 1, …"

$94 million visa security program is largely ineffective

By Laurel Adams

GAO: Visa security program set up to screen known threats to US isn't effective

Temporary foreign worker program has long-term problems

By Laurel Adams

The temporary foreign worker program, known as the H—1B visa, allows educated workers in specialty occupations to work in the United States

Civil rights groups want details on immigrant fingerprint program

As Arizona turns up the heat on illegal immigrants, civil rights groups are demanding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rel

Airline bombing suspect originally denied visa by U.S. officials

By John Solomon

A U.S. consular official originally denied terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a visa to enter the United States in 2004 after findi

Excerpts from this story referencing "official":

"… ed family in Nigeria and had no record of wrongdoing.  …"

"… tates in 2004 after finding false information on his application, but that official was overruled by a supervisor, according to senior government sources.Beca …"

"… U.S. visa, which allowed him to board a Detroit-bound airliner on Dec. 25, officials acknowledged. A senior Republican lawmaker said the reversal of the 2004 …"

"… ps but did not include any reference to the visa denial.A State Department official said the incident was left out because the move to overturn the initial de …"

Description of citizenship database available – if you’re willing to pay nearly $112,000

By Nick Schwellenbach

After taking nearly four years to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request, the U.S. immigration agency is demanding $111,930 for rec

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… amounts of fees that can be charged. “It does this for a simple reason, Congress wanted to make sure that agencies didn’t set up arbitrary cost barriers …"

Lack of progress on immigration reform

By The Center for Public Integrity

A path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States still out of reach

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… he 14 House Republicans who lost their seats were members of the get-tough Immigration Reform Caucus. If another opportunity opens for Immigration reform, howeve …"