immigration reform

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

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    The fate of immigration reform in Washington is unclear.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he wants to see action.

New York News
12:14 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Immigrant Advocates Respond To Cuomo's 2014 Agenda With Goals Of Their Own

Immigrant advocates in New York have responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address by announcing their own agenda for 2014.

Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address included proposals to lower taxes on businesses and homeowners, build infrastructure, promote tourism, and train new workers. But a lack of emphasis on initiatives to assist the state’s immigrant population upset Jacki Esposito of the New York Immigrant Coalition.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    Immigration reform appears to have a hit a wall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that lawmakers have been too fixated on the border with Mexico.

Hudson Valley News
8:51 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

HV Congressman Holds Field Hearing On Immigration Reform

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.  

It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections

Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal speaking to members of the Pittsfield Rotary Club at Mazzeo's Ristorante.
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Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal made it out to the westernmost portion of his district today.

The Democrat spoke to members of the Pittsfield Rotary Club on a wide range of topics including what’s ahead for the federal government in terms of the economy and the debt ceiling.

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New England News
5:09 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

U.S. Sen. Warren: Allow Immigration Vote in House

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Berkshire Museum in August.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging House Republican leaders to allow a vote on a sweeping immigration bill passed overwhelmingly in the Senate earlier this year.

The Massachusetts Democrat said the bill would likely pass in the House, with the support of Democrats and some Republicans, and be signed by President Barack Obama.

But many Republicans in the House reject the Senate plan to provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tighten border security.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Immigration Event Brings Attention to Issue Overshadowed by Shutdown

During a recent edition of WAMC's Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern said he would like immigration reform to return to the forefront.

A weekend event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will bring attention to the area’s immigrants, an issue that went quiet on the national stage amid the government shutdown.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Push For Immigration Reform

The National Dream Act Coalition is demanding action from Congress and President Barack Obama to stop the foot-dragging on comprehensive immigration reform. The tone of the 11th-hour effort was set by Tuesday's appearance of President Obama on Telemundo.

More than 1,000 people are deported everyday under the Obama administration. Obama told Telemundo that he does not have authority to halt deportations, but advocates should not give up on reform.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

US Ag Sec Argues For Commonsense Immigration Reform For NY Economy

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there are many economic benefits of common-sense immigration reform for New York.

Vilsack, who hosted a media conference call Wednesday, says the numbers are a cause for national concern. Maureen Torrey, former chair of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, is an 11th generation farmer in western New York.

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New York News
3:11 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Teach-In, Speak-Out on Citzenship: Public Forum On Immigration Reform

A public forum on immigration reform is taking place this evening in Hudson.

Immigration reform advocates want Washington to make sure that millions of families are no longer separated by what they see as unjust policies, that due process is upheld, and that protections are strengthened for all workers.

Democratic Congressman Bill Owens represents New York’s 21st district in the North Country. On WAMC’s Congressional Corner program, Owens said progress on immigration reform looks to be a slow-go.

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