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ByPhillip Kim

Mark Zuckerberg Supports Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, joined other leaders to advocate for the passage of immigration reform. He stresses the imporatance of this bill for him and many other tech companies not only in Silicon Valley.

To read more about immigration reform, please read Carla Marinucci’s article below:

Zuckerberg Speaks Out for Immigration Reform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took his first step on the national political stage Monday night when he joined publicly with tech leaders, civil rights activists and undocumented immigrants to call for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration policies – an issue he said touches not just Silicon Valley but “the whole country.”

“This is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country – and for us to do what’s right,” the social media innovator told a crowd of several hundred at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

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ByPhillip Kim

Obama to Appear on Spanish TV for Immigration Reform


There are four television interviews scheduled for Spanish television networks this week by President Obama to discuss the matters of immigration reform. He will be using the Spanish network as a platform to stress the importance of passing the immigration reform bill by discussing its benefits to our nation’s economy.

The Congressional Budget Office and President Obama agree that the immigration reform bill will help reduce the nation’s deficits and improve the economy. By appearing on Spanish television, he hopes to gain support of the Hispanic population and push Republicans to come on board as well. Republican John McCain defends Obama and says he believes the president would be willing to work with Republicans to reach a compromise.

ByPhillip Kim

Immigration Reform 2013 Faces Challenges in House


With the passage of the new immigration reform bill in the Senate, the challenge now is whether or not it will pass in the House because Republicans hold the majority in the House and they are opposed to the new bill. Some say Republicans may not approve it because the bill does not strengthen border security and rewards undocumented immigrants by granting citizenship.

Republicans also favor the piecemeal approach rather than the holistic idea. The House bill was planned to be released in June, but now is expected to be released sometime during this month. On July 10, the House Republican Conference will meet up in the Capitol basement to discuss the immigration reform bill.

ByPhillip Kim

Immigration Reform 2013: Piecemeal Proposal


House Speaker John Boehner rejects introducing the Senate’s immigration reform bill for debate on the House floor. He justifies by stating that the majority of GOP House members would not vote to allow 11 million undocumented people get citizenship. Instead, GOP members propose single-issue, “piecemeal” bills which reflect conservative ideals.

Democrats oppose this “piecemeal” idea on immigration because it is insufficient for illegal immigrants seeking legalization. However, Democratic House members see it as the only way for the Senate to even consider the bill in the House.

House Republicans drafted three immigration bills that are opposed by Democrats: Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act, Legal Workforce Act, and Agricultural Guestworker Act. The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act allow law enforcement to crack down on illegal immigration. The Legal Workforce Act requires employers to use E-Verify within two years to verify the work eligibility status of employees. The Agricultural Guestworker Act creates a farm work program for foreign labor but does not include worker protection.

ByImmigration News

Recent amnesty settlement benefits tens of thousands (Sun Star)

WHILE many individuals anxiously await immigration reform under Barack Obama’s presidency in 2009, some may already qualify for legalization under the 1986 immigration reform law (amnesty).