Reform http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25756/all en Obama to push ahead on immigration overhaul early in 2013-NYT http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/obama-push-ahead-immigration-overhaul-early-2013-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Plan would require businesses to verify new employees in country legally</p> <p>* Could create a guest-worker program for low-wage immigrants</p> <p>* Immigrants seeking legal status would have to pay fines and back-taxes</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is forging ahead on a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the U.S. immigration system early this year, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, the New York Times reported on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/obama-push-ahead-immigration-overhaul-early-2013-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Law Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 5733887 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to launch immigration push in Nevada next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Immigration reform part of second-term agenda</p> <p>* Republicans willing, need to attract Latino voters</p> <p>* Obama says "no excuse for stalling or delay"</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to launch his second-term push for a U.S. immigration overhaul during a visit to Nevada next week in a bid to win congressional approval of a reform package this year, the White House said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Immigration law Immigration reform Politics Reform Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:00:34 +0000 5739625 at http://www.globalpost.com Bipartisan U.S. Senate group proposes broad immigration plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-broad-immigration-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has agreed on a framework for immigration reform that would provide a "path to citizenship" for those in the United States illegally but only after measures are put in place to secure borders and track undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>The document, made available to news organizations early Monday and first reported by Politico, comes a day before President Barack Obama is to outline his proposals for immigration reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-broad-immigration-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration reform Law Reform Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:45:30 +0000 5740396 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-US senators unveil immigration reform as Hispanic influence grows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-immigration-plan A bipartisan group of U.S. senators who have agreed on an immigration reform plan said on Monday they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-immigration-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Business Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Entertainment Environment Health Human migration Immigration Immigration law Immigration reform Immigration to the United States Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Reform Social Issues United States Americas United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:15:00 +0000 5740406 at http://www.globalpost.com Hispanic activists welcome US immigration reform push, seek details http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/hispanic-activists-welcome-us-immigration-reform-push-seek-deta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hispanic activists say drive is "heavy on enforcement"</p> <p>* Republicans split on "amnesty," but see room for compromise</p> <p>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Illegal immigrant Maria Duran sat up all night outside the Arizona state capitol and prayed for an immigration overhaul before welcoming news Monday of a proposal that could give her legal status but left her wanting more clarity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/hispanic-activists-welcome-us-immigration-reform-push-seek-deta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration reform Law Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:46:12 +0000 5740818 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Activists cautiously welcome US immigration reform push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-activists-cautiously-welcome-us-immigration-reform-pus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hispanic activists say drive is "heavy on enforcement"</p> <p>* Republicans split on "amnesty," but see room for compromise (Update with comment from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer)</p> <p>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Proposed changes to U.S. immigration law unveiled on Monday could be the answer to the prayers of illegal immigrants like Maria Duran, but she is waiting to see the details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-activists-cautiously-welcome-us-immigration-reform-pus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:00:21 +0000 5740838 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama, Republicans differ on border security</p> <p>* Immigration suddenly a priority in Washington</p> <p>* US has 11 million illegal immigrants</p> <p>* Obama launches immigration reform in Las Vegas (Adds more details)</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Reform Social Issues Sons of the American Revolution Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:22 +0000 5741014 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Reid predicts U.S. Congress will pass immigration legislation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/reid-predicts-us-congress-will-pass-immigration-legislation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to add Reid's first name and title, paragraph 5)</p> <p>* "It has to get done," Reid says of immigration legislation</p> <p>* Obama gave immigration speech in Reid's home state Nevada</p> <p>* Reid expresses confidence in Menendez amid allegations</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/reid-predicts-us-congress-will-pass-immigration-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Harry Reid Harry Reid Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Law Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:45:17 +0000 5744636 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, aides seek momentum on immigration reform this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama to tout economic benefits of reform to CEOs, unions</p> <p>* Republicans soften stance, citizenship remains big hurdle</p> <p>* House panel to take up immigration on Tuesday</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick and Richard Cowan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:00:46 +0000 5745721 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-White House drafts backup immigration plan, Republicans balk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-white-house-drafts-backup-immigration-plan-republicans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts, adds details from talk shows, White House response)</p> <p>By Lucia Mutikani</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The White House is drafting a backup immigration reform plan in case a bipartisan congressional committee working on a bill fails, an Obama Administration official said on Sunday, though a key Republican said the president's plan would be "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-white-house-drafts-backup-immigration-plan-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Reform Social Issues White House Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:16:19 +0000 5758436 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks prayers for immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/obama-asks-prayers-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Mar 8 (EFE).- President Barack Obama asked leaders of faith communities from around the country to say prayers so that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, participants said after a closed-door meeting at the White House.</p> <p>"We started off the meeting praying for the president and for immigrants, and when we were finished, he (Obama) asked us if there would be another prayer. We offered up another prayer seeking wisdom for both the president and members of Congress," Bishop Minerva CarcaƱo of the United Methodist Church told the press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130308/obama-asks-prayers-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Politics Reform Religion Agencia EFE Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:31:06 +0000 5777705 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Time has come' for immigration reform: Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/time-has-come-immigration-reform-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama said Monday the time has come to reform America's "broken" immigration policy, renewing his appeal to lawmakers to clinch a deal that he said is now within reach.</p> <p>At a swearing-in ceremony at the White House for a group of new US citizens, Obama praised a bipartisan push in Congress for immigration reform, but prodded both parties to finish the job.</p> <p>"We've known for years our immigration system is broken, that we're not doing enough to harness the talent and ingenuity of those that want to work hard and find a place here in America," Obama said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/time-has-come-immigration-reform-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Law Politics Reform Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:01:52 +0000 5793407 at http://www.globalpost.com White House insists Obama wants immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130325/white-house-insists-obama-wants-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Mar 25 (EFE).- The White House on Monday rejected the recent accusations by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that President Barack Obama is really looking for immigration reform to fail and for that situation to become a Democratic campaign weapon in 2014 and 2016.</p> <p>"There's no evidence to support those claims," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.</p> <p>"What the President has been saying for quite some time now is that he believes that comprehensive immigration reform is in the best interest of the economy of the United States of America," Earnest told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130325/white-house-insists-obama-wants-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Reform Agencia EFE Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:31:07 +0000 5793724 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama more optimistic on immigration than gun control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/obama-more-optimistic-immigration-gun-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was more upbeat about the prospects of immigration reform making it through Congress than tougher gun control legislation.</p> <p>"I am very optimistic that we get immigration reform done in the next few months," Obama told Democratic donors at an event in Atherton, California, a Silicon Valley town south of San Francisco.</p> <p>"And the reason I'm optimistic is because people spoke out through the ballot box, and that's breaking gridlock," added Obama, who seized 70 percent of the country's Latino vote when he was re-elected last November.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/obama-more-optimistic-immigration-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Immigration law Immigration reform Reform Social Issues AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:45:44 +0000 5802377 at http://www.globalpost.com MHC calls for legalization and full rights for Filipino immigrants in the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/mhc-calls-legalization-and-full-rights-filipino-immigrants-the-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a Filipino-run non-government organization in the United States, has joined the call asking the US Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform law that would give the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the US a clear pathway to citizenship.</p><P>Ms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/mhc-calls-legalization-and-full-rights-filipino-immigrants-the-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grace Valera Immigration law Immigration reform Reform Social Issues Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:46:44 +0000 Asianet 5806154 at http://www.globalpost.com