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U.S. News

Current Issues in U.S. Immigration Reform:

  • Human Rights First urged Congress to consider detention reform in talks on comprehensive immigration legislation.
  • Lobbying in immigration reform is dominated by corrections companies, seeking stricter penalties for immigrants, and tech companies, seeking more visas for highly skilled workers.
  • The California Endowment, a statewide health-care foundation, launched a television campaign to push for the inclusion of undocumented immigrants in coming health reforms.

International News

New Blog

The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at University of California at San Diego has launched a new blog that will provide ongoing analysis of the debates over comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) and the likeliness of its passage. The first analysis by Tom Wong predicts voting trends for a CIR plan that includes a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. The second contribution by Wayne Cornelius addresses the connection between border enforcement and the passage of CIR.

Prepared by Rachel Stonecipher 

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