Immigration Reform

Regional
3:55 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Ryan Says He Won't Support Senate Immigration Bill

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.

Politics & Government
8:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Immigration Advocates Hope Issue Remains Front and Center

Immigration advocates are hoping Wisconsin's Paul Ryan is able to keep their cause at the forefront
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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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Economy & Business
4:41 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked

Palermo's workers on strike protest on May Day.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer Kurt Chandler about Voces de la Frontera's founder Christine Neumann-Ortiz.

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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Politics & Government
1:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson

Manny Perez, General Manager of Esperanza Unida, will meet with Senator Ron Johnson tonight to discuss immigration reform.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Esparanza Unida's General Manager Manny Perez.

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.

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Immigration Reform
11:56 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Wisconsin Professor: U.S. Needs Immigration Reform, Because People Will Continue Arriving Here

What might Congress eventually decide?

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.

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Project Milwaukee
11:13 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Immigration Reform Touted as Way to Close Skills Gap

Employers say immigration reform could help close skills gap.

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.

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