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February 07, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Republican Standards for Immigration Reform Highlight Differences Between Parties

On January 30, 2014, House Republicans issued a statement containing their “Standards for Immigration Reform.” The statement comes following a year which included passage of a Senate immigration bill, only to have the House fail to pass any similar legislation...

Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Bill to be Signed into Law

Historic law to become effective on June 1, 2014 Today Illinois’ governor Pat Quinn will sign the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, which passed the Illinois legislature November 5, 2013. The bill is scheduled to be signed...

October 02, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

BREAKING:  On October 2, 2013, House Democrats released their own version of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Xavier Becerra, Ruben Hinojosa, Joe Garcia, Joe Crowley, Judy Chu, and others presented the legislation. The text of the bill...

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...

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