Immigrant Rights News - Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Task Force to Recommend Overhaul of
By Spencer S. Hsu
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 12:10 AM
A bipartisan task force will recommend today that the
"The continued failure to devise and implement a sound and sustainable immigration policy threatens to weaken
The report comes as President Obama and Congressional Democrats say they expect to begin debate on a comprehensive immigration plan within a year. But key Republicans -- including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and co-sponsor of previous overhaul legislation -- have said a plan must include expanding temporary-worker programs. […]
Wed Jul 8, 2009 3:27pm EDT
WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday agreed to permanently adopt a program for verifying the immigration status of those seeking work in the United States, previewing what could be a fight over revamping the troubled immigration system this year.
The Senate agreed to make permanent the voluntary "E-Verify" program as part of a $42.9 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal 2010.
The Obama administration had sought only a two-year extension of the program, which uses Social Security numbers and immigration records to verify immigration status. […]
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