A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, ABC News reports. The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws….According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, the senators will call for accomplishing four goals: Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas; reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science, math, technology or engineering from an American university……Read More
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UC Berkeley student senator released after arrest at immigration rally
A UC Berkeley student senator and six other illegal immigrant students arrested at a San Bernardino rally Tuesday were released from custody early Wednesday without triggering a hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mercury News reports. Friends were concerned the arrest of Cal political science student Ju Hong, 21, a graduate of Alameda High School, would trigger his deportation. Hong has lived in the East Bay since his family brought him here on a tourist visa from South Korea when he was 11……Read More