Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Legislation

White House Announces Immigration Reform Efforts, Response to Increase in Unaccompanied Children, Families

President Barack Obama announced on June 30, 2014, that because House Speaker John Boehner has told him that Republicans in the House of Representatives will not pursue immigration reform legislation this year, he has directed Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to identify administrative actions that can be taken… Read More

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Prospects Appear Dim Following Cantor’s Defeat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) historic primary election defeat in Virginia on June 10, 2014, in favor of the vocally anti-“amnesty” Tea Party-backed David Brat suggests that Congress may not enact comprehensive immigration reform this year, according to many commentators.  They have observed that Republicans are unlikely to want to address immigration issues in… Read More

Is Immigration Reform Possible in 2014?

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner reportedly hopes to push immigration reform legislation forward in 2014, a year in which midterm elections will take place in November. He faces competing pressures: on one side are those advising that immigration reform efforts could help Republicans win the Hispanic vote; on the other side are anti-immigration… Read More

Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform; House Passage Uncertain

On June 27, 2013, the full Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation, 68-32. All Democrats voted for the bill; 14 Republicans joined them. The bill includes a lengthy pathway to provisional legal status, permanent residence, and eventual U.S. citizenship for up to 11 million undocumented persons. It also includes enforcement and border control measures like… Read More

Senate Committee Approves Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

On May 21, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” by a bipartisan vote of 13-5. A full Senate vote is likely in June. The comprehensive immigration reform legislation was developed by a “Gang of Eight” bipartisan group of senators and… Read More