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Does the S.2611 Immigration Compromise Bill Even Matter?

May 22, 2006 With the unyielding rhetoric coming from conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives it is easy to wonder if passage of a Senate immigration bill even matters.  After all, even if the Senate bill passes it still has to be reconciled with the...

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Update on Senate Amendments to Immigration Bill

May 18, 2006 The Senate has been debating amendments to the immigration reform bill this week.  Some of the results of these votes are as follows: Authorizing more than 350 miles of fencing and vehicle barriers along the U.S. - Mexico border. Adopting a "prevailing...

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What Kind of Immigration Bill Will Come Out of the Senate?

May 17, 2006 This week the Senate is considering approximately 40 amendments to the underlying immigration bill, S.2611--the Hagel-Martinez Compromise Bill.  The Hagel-Martinez bill basically tracks the 5-point plan laid out by the President in Monday's speech: ...

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U.S. Troops to the Border?

May 15, 2006 President Bush has announced plans to send up to 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to support border enforcement efforts.  The move is undoubtedly an effort to appease enforcement-only advocates in order to secure passage of some form...

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President Bush’s 5-Point Immigration Plan

May 15, 2006 Tonight in a prime-time televised speech, President Bush laid out his 5 point plan for immigration reform: 1.  Secure the borders:  deploying 6,000 National Guard to support Border Patrol efforts; employing new technology to monitor the borders: training...

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