Tina Silva

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The conservative case for raising the minimum wage

<b>(AP)</b><p>A leading conservative argues that immigration reform and a boost in wages need to go hand in hand<p>Ron Unz<p>May 18, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Congress is currently considering bipartisan legislation providing an amnesty for America's 11 million illegal immigrants, probably combined with extra visas for …

It Sounds Like Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Lobbying Group Is Falling Apart

Although this behavior was described as business as usual in Washington — if you want to get something done, you just bribe Senators and Congress-people to vote for it — some of the donors to Zuckerberg's lobbying group, FWD.us, may not have seen it that way.<p>The way they might have seen it was that …

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America’s imaginary border insecurity

Politicians refuse to acknowledge that the number of illegal immigrants arriving in the U.S. remains very low<p>Michael Todd<p>May 11, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>U.S. immigration reform has hinged on first “securing the border,” which has that sort of common …

Immigration Overhaul Bill Survives Daylong Revamp

NPR's congressional correspondent David Welna speaks with host Scott Simon about the flurry of last-minute amendments, most from conservative Republicans, to alter the bipartisan immigration legislation.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. The …

5 Controversial Amendments That Could Doom The Immigration Reform Bill

Some of those amendments have only a tangential relationship to the core issue of immigration reform. Others are so politically toxic they could doom the full bill — which, for some lawmakers, is the whole point.<p>Indeed, opponents reportedly believe that slowing the legislation with a glut of …

Immigration Reform

Foreign governments jump into U.S. immigration debate

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>Some countries have succeeded in adding their voices to Congress’ immigration overhaul package<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 12, 2013 3:26pm (UTC)<p>Did you know that, along with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and the other members of the "Gang of Eight," the governments of Poland, …

Feinstein details immigration bill amendments - Video on NBCNews.com

>> i want to ask you about the other big issue you're working on this week, that is immigration. is there going to be an overall immigration reform bill passed in the senate? you've been involved in the markup. the pushbacking from republicans is look, we have got to the get border security right …

Coverage out of immigration debate

Politically, it’s a no-brainer: People in the country illegally shouldn’t get government health care benefits.<p>It’s such a nonstarter politically, in fact, that politicians don’t even question whether it’s smart policy to have millions of people remain uninsured for another decade or more, even if …

What Shameful Postville, Iowa Immigration Raid Teaches Five Years Later

It seems like only yesterday that we heard of the horror coming out of Postville, Iowa.<p>Immigrants -- 389 to be exact -- were arrested at a local meat processing plant and literally treated like cattle by hundreds of federal agents. They were rounded up at their worksite, the Agriprocessors Inc. …

Senate panel takes up student visas

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a proposal Tuesday meant to improve information-sharing on foreign students – a direct influence of last month’s Boston bombings on the ongoing immigration debate on Capitol Hill.<p>The amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill from Sen. Chuck Grassley …

RNC Hispanic aide now a Democrat

A Florida Republican charged with reaching out to his fellow Hispanics during the 2012 election announced Monday he was switching parties.<p>Pablo Pantoja, a Puerto Rico native who was hired by the RNC as its Hispanic Outreach Director in Florida, said he was becoming a Democrat following controversy …

Superman: Illegal Alien?

Is Superman an illegal alien? I ask at the risk of getting blasted by heat vision or super breath, but exploring his status actually tells us a lot about America today.<p>First, let's be clear: Kal-El (do you think he'd mind if we just called him Kal for short? After all, he's got the same first name …

'Round the Clock Surveillance: Is This the Price of Living in a 'Free, Safe' Society?

"If you're not a terrorist, if you're not a threat, prove it. This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It's just the way it is." -- Sergeant Ed Mullins of the New York Police Department<p>Immediately following the devastating 9/11 attacks, many Americans willingly ceded their …

Perfecting the Immigration Bill

The Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill is a great start. But it's not perfect -- and I intend to do something about it.<p>Last week, I introduced several amendments to the bill, but as an immigrant who came to this country as a young student, one of these amendments is particularly close to my …

Want to Fix Our Immigration System? Start With the Facts

The immigration game is on in Washington and half-truths, faulty premises and omissions have started coming out of the woodwork. With reform efforts in full swing, it has become increasingly clear that there are some who will do anything to stop the bill in its tracks. The momentum is palpable -- …

Immigration Reform Bill Holds Together In Senate Committee

The Senate Judiciary held its second round of debate on changes to the bipartisan immigration bill. Tuesday's focus was visas for workers, including visas for skilled technical work. David Welna talks to Melissa Block.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm …

RNC’s Florida head of Latino outreach flips parties over “culture of intolerance”

Also citing the Heritage Foundation study, Pablo Pantoja announced that he is now a Democrat<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>May 14, 2013 1:42pm (UTC)<p>Pablo Pantoja, RNC State Director Of Florida Outreach, announced that he is now a Democrat, citing a controversial Heritage Foundation study on immigration and the …