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April 2013 News Releases and Statements

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April 30, 2013
Immigration: Onerous Exclusions Threaten Success of Proposed Reforms

As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins work to amend the Senate immigration reform bill, leaders of national immigrants’ rights advocacy groups urged lawmakers to remove significant hurdles in the draft bill that would keep countless immigrants from achieving legal status and citizenship.


April 29, 2013
Supreme Court Rejects Alabama’s Request to Review the State’s Anti-immigrant Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the state of Alabama’s request to review a provision of the state’s anti-immigrant law that was blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit last year.


April 25, 2013
While Senate Lays Groundwork for Bipartisan Immigration Reform, House Members Attempt Retread of Partisan Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee formally opened discussion about the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 this morning. As expected, amendments to the legislation, which was introduced last week by a bipartisan group of eight senators, won’t be considered until May 9. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.


April 17, 2013
National Immigration Law Center Responds to Introduction of Immigration Reform Bill

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” U.S. senators today introduced a bill that, if enacted, would represent the largest-scale change to the nation’s immigration laws in more than 25 years. The plan includes a road to citizenship for immigrants who have been in the country without authorization since before Dec. 31, 2011, and proposes to reduce visa backlogs for those who have been waiting for years to be reunited with their loved ones. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.