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July 02, 2013
Stephen Tarnoff

U.S. Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Legislation

Comprehensive immigration reform took a major step forward last week after the U.S. Senate passed Senate Bill 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act." The U.S. House now takes up immigration reform, but with a Republican majority...

May 29, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

CIR Update: Senate Bill Passes Judiciary

On May 21st, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee finished weeks of work on immigration reform by passing S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, by a bipartisan vote of 13 to 5.  The Senate Judiciary Committee considered 300 amendments filed...

May 21, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Get Ready for CIR

As the Senate debates Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), the news is full of information about potential changes to the country’s immigration laws.  At this time, Congress has not yet passed legislation to reform the immigration system, but it seems likely...

April 23, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Immigration Reform Update: Senate Bill (S. 744) Introduced

On April 15, 2013, a comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act") was introduced by Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake (the “gang of eight”).  The eight hundred...

March 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Update: House Passes Senate Bill 47 to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

On February 26, 2013, MMHPH wrote about the US Senate passing a bill to reauthorization the Violence Against Women Act.  You can read it here. On February 28, 2013, the same Senate bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with...

February 26, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

U.S. Senate Votes to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Next step: a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed in 1994, with the purpose of increasing protections for targets of violence against women—including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and...

February 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Immigration Reform appears to be on the horizon.  Following the 2012 presidential elections, prominent Republicans cited loss of Latino voters’ support as a major reason for the party’s loss and issued public statements supporting immigration reform.  Members of both parties...

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