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Last week, Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Leahy, Feinstein, and Menendez introduced the Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform (REPAIR) proposal.  While the framework definitely has enforcement overtones and is vague about just what “securing the border” means, there are also good provisions to help families stay together and reunite.  The American Immigration Lawyers…

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“No one should fan the flames of hatred nor tolerate this despicable behavior which draws from one of the ugliest periods of American history….The incidents yesterday are examples of the unfinished business of America. We cannot sweep race and racism under the rug.”

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a rough outline of a bipartisan immigration bill in a Washington Post op-ed yesterday. Predictably, it is enforcement heavy, encourages permanent immigration for high-skilled workers, temporary immigration for low-skilled workers, and says nothing about family reunification. Our plan has four pillars: requiring biometric Social Security cards…

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Women and girls are not victims, they are the driving force that brings about social transformation. – Michael Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director discussing women and HIV/AIDS