Narrow window for immigration reform

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After immigration reform failed to be resolved in 2013, supporters hope for a narrow window of opportunity in late spring to push legislation through the House. The timing allows the primaries to pass and reform “certainly gets easier,” said Jeremy Robbins, the executive director of the Partnership for a New American Economy.

Filing deadlines for primary candidates could play a role in the timing of any immigration legislation.

“It depends where you are. I know in my delegation, they’re not concerned about primary challengers over immigration,” Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth said. “On the other hand, I think Texas matters.” 

Earlier this month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent a memo to members, listing immigration as one of the issues to be brought to the floor during the next few months, according to Politico.

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Dave Francis    
Indianapolis, IN  |  January, 10, 2014 at 09:54 PM

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE "RULE OF LAW” PERTAINING TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION? Here is yet another reason why this immigration Senate Reform bill MUST be stopped. Here are some facts in the bill you will never hear from the Leftist media. According to the Immigration Senate bill—Amnesty, it represents another fraudulent Amnesty played upon the American people as in the 1986 Reform and Control Act. The Simpson-Mazzoli bill was stringent on enforcement, but in truth nothing was done. No employer enforcement as corruption was rampant, just as it is today. The worst case Scenario is California, which has been become a sickening joke, beginning enacting a law on January 1st allowing illegal aliens to practice law? WHAT CRAP IS THAT? 1. They are not required to learn English; they only have to bring a receipt for a class they paid? Not prove they passed or attended the classes. 2. Unbelievably it’s permissible to have criminal records. Up to 3 misdemeanors and 1 "light" felony; which including drug possession and sexual assault. That means those criminals who stole a citizen or legal residents Social Security Number is forgiven, even they caused tremendous anxiety and limitless frustration trying to proof to financial entities and the government, that they were the PREY? 3. They will allow gang members if they sign a piece of paper that says they promise to stay away from gang activities and leave the gang. No gang member should be exempt from prosecution and deportation. 4. They WILL be entitled to welfare programs if they are pregnant, disabled, mentally ill, elderly, single mothers, getting a GED, learning a skill or trade, etc. That means they can apply for Food Stamps, citizen benefits including access to the Affordabl

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