Immigration Reform

LaToya Dennis

In just a few weeks, President Obama will tell five million undocumented immigrants what they must do to avoid deportation.

Congressman Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won't support the bill that passed the U. S. Senate.

The Wisconsin Republican spoke Friday to a business group in Brookfield.  He's been working largely behind the scenes on an alternative to the Democratic-backed Senate plan.

Ryan says his priorities are first securing the border, then moving forward with creating a way for people who aren't here legally to gain citizenship.

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Lawmakers in D.C. are back to work this week. While Syria is garnering a lot of attention, immigration advocates hope their cause remains at the forefront.

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The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.

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The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators could soon reveal its immigration reform plan. For years, the issue of how to deal with people coming here illegally has languished in Washington. UW-Madison Political Scientist Ben Marquez says reform presents immense challenges because of the many variables involved.

We conclude our Project Milwaukee series Friday on the skills gap. One solution some business people have suggested is immigration reform. For instance, a company owner told WUWM’s LaToya Dennis that he would have an easier time filling jobs, if the U.S. would grant permanent residency to skilled immigrants, including the students educated here. Milwaukee Attorney Jose Oliviera told LaToya that there is no fast or simple way for immigrant workers to remain here, even if employers need them.