Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bipartisan Support Builds for Immigration Reform

Bipartisan support for H.R. 15, the immigration reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL), is building. Along with provisions from the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate this summer, H.R. 15 also includes the McCaul-Thompson border security bill approved on a bipartisan basis by the House Homeland Security Committee.
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Oppose the SAFE Act

Join the “We Were Strangers, Too” Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform in opposing the SAFE Act, the “Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement” (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278, which was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in June 2013. Among other things, this bill would: • Worsen laws targeting terrorism that instead negatively impactrefugees and asylees;• Expand the immigration
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Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in the House

Last week several House Democrats—including Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)—introduced the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” H.R. 15. This bill largely resembles the Senate “Gang of Eight” bill, S. 744, but instead of
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