immigration reform

8:02pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Politics

African immigrants worry with elimination of Diversity Visa

www.ethiopianopinion.com


Last June, the U.S. Congress made a landmark decision to pass immigration reform. The new law eliminates the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa, also known as the Green Card Lottery. 

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5:35pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Immigration Stories: Mahmoud Khafagy

flickr user ladybugbkt

 

 

Today, Congress reconvened after summer recess. Immigration advocates had hoped that the comprehensive bill the senate passed back in June would be up for discussion. But with the debate over a possible strike on Syria, and the debt ceiling rearing its head again, and they're worried immigration reform will get buried.

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9:43am

Tue February 26, 2013
City Visions: March 4, 2013

Bay Area views on federal immigration reform

Credit americasvoiceonline.org

City Visions takes up the federal immigration reform debate and explores what the President's proposal could mean for the Bay Area. What are our region's pressing concerns and priorities? More visas for skilled workers? An easier path to citizenship for the undocumented? How can the Bay Area inform and advance the national discussion?

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3:26pm

Fri February 22, 2013
Out in the Bay - Feb. 21

Repealing DOMA to help bi-national LGBT couples

Judy Rickard, left, and her wife, Karen Bogliolo

  

2013 is shaping up to be a historic year for marriage equality. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is facing repeal in Congress and the Supreme Court. DOMA is blocking the way for bi-national gay couples to be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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4:19pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Politics

DACA, the newest addition to the discussion on US immigration reform

Under CC license from Flickr user Icars

When you are undocumented in this country, it usually means you carry around a very big secret. So naturally, even when the president says he’s getting serious about immigration reform – as he did yesterday in Nevada – it’s still hard for undocumented people to believe they might find a legal place in society.

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