immigration

Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked

Jul 17, 2013
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The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.

Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson

Jul 12, 2013
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The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

Marti Mikkelson

Immigration reform remains a hot topic. The House continues grappling with the issue, after the Senate passed a bill earlier this year.

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Nearly 50 Wisconsin legislators are urging Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators could soon reveal its immigration reform plan. For years, the issue of how to deal with people coming here illegally has languished in Washington. UW-Madison Political Scientist Ben Marquez says reform presents immense challenges because of the many variables involved.

We conclude our Project Milwaukee series Friday on the skills gap. One solution some business people have suggested is immigration reform. For instance, a company owner told WUWM’s LaToya Dennis that he would have an easier time filling jobs, if the U.S. would grant permanent residency to skilled immigrants, including the students educated here. Milwaukee Attorney Jose Oliviera told LaToya that there is no fast or simple way for immigrant workers to remain here, even if employers need them.

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