Immigration

Immigration Reform
10:23 am
Wed December 5, 2012

George W. Bush: 'Benevolent Spirit' Can Guide Debate

Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 3:03 pm

DALLAS — During his opening remarks Tuesday at a daylong conference on immigration and the economy, former President George W. Bush urged the nation’s leaders to debate immigration reform with compassion and kindness.

In a brief appearance at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Bush did not advocate for a specific solution. But his statements indicated he supports policies similar to those he championed during his presidency, when immigration reform was last debated in Congress.

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Immigration Reform
9:21 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Senator Cornyn Says He Won't Support Achieve Act

John Cornyn congressional portrait, 2009.
United States Congress

The day after the Achieve Act was announced, it’s failing to achieve political support. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is calling the Achieve Act the wrong approach to solving the immigration problem. 

The Achieve Act is proposed by two retiring senators, Jon Kyl (R) of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) of Texas, and is being called a watered-down version of the Dream Act since it doesn’t provide a path to citizenship.

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Fronteras Desk
10:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Landmark Water Agreement, Latino Vote, Undocumented And Unafraid & Thanksgiving Memories

The U.S. stores emergency water for Mexico at Lake Mead, the reservoir behind Hoover Dam near Las Vegas.
Laurel Morales Fronteras

The U.S. and Mexico have signed a landmark water use agreement. How Nevada and Arizona boosted Latino voter turnout in the recent election. A growing group of young undocumented immigrants aren't afraid to reveal their immigration status. Finally, in her commentary this holiday week, Yvette Benavides  remembers childhood Thanksgivings in Laredo.

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Fronteras Desk
1:25 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

From Joe Arpaio to Nuevo Laredo, and everything in between

Blanca Velázquez has operated a mini mart for 19 years in a Nuevo Laredo neighborhood that received street paving thanks to a NADBANK-funded public works project.
Hernán Rozemberg Fronteras

Joe Arpaio has been sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades and is once again up for re-election; U.S. and Mexico address basic infrastructure needs in the border region with NADBANK; a study on voter ID laws reveals how voting rule changes may deter millions of Hispanic voters; and a new exhibit at the McNay Museum displays contemporary prints by Latino artists.

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