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Immigration Reform Info Center Hub

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This Info Center describes the status and politics of immigration reform via the most-read and most searched-for articles, columns and posts at About.com's Guide to Liberal Politics.

Immigration Politics in 2008: Exploitation, Charges of Latino Voter Suppression - "Without consulting Congress, the Bush administration quietly moved earlier this month to radically loosen regulations for farmers to hire seasonal laborers just in time for the 2008 picking season... "

Pros & Cons of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 - A quick-reading summary of major provisions, and the pros and cons, of Senate bill S.1348.

Why the U.S. Won't Stop Illegal Immigration - Profits & Poverty, Social Security & Starvation - "Illegal immigration into the U.S. is a highly profitable proposition for both employers and the U.S. government... "

Barack Obama's Gutsy Speech on Immigration Reform - Sen. Barack Obama delivered these courageous, wise words on June 6, 2007 on the U.S. Senate floor when introducing a controversial amendment. His remarks sparked a well-publicized verbal scuffle...

Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony Slams Immigration Reform Legislation - "Cardinal Roger Mahony, Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, wrote this letter to President Bush, decrying the new mandate that organizations first check immigration status before providing services to any person."

Columns & Blog Posts

Jubilant Postmortem for Immigration Reform Act of 2007 - June 7, 2007. "After reading about a heated verbal scuffle yesterday between Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), I realized that I, too, support NO on S.1348... "

Immigration Reform Act of 2007: Should It Pass? Will It Pass? - June 3, 2007. "My personal conclusion is that S.1348 presents some very, very wrong new immigration ideas, and that it may cause more problems than it solves."

Immigration in America: Protest & Support for H.R.4437 - March 26, 2006. "While 500,000 people marched in the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, I was 20 miles south of them, at a community forum with Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), one of the co-sponsors of House immigration bill 4437, the same bill that these people were protesting."

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