During last week’s Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare and its effect on small businesses, Chairwoman Mary L.
(Originally Published in The South Carolina Post and Courier) Thousands of South Carolina high school seniors are graduating and heading off to college this fall, but for many hard-working students college isn’t an option. South Carolina’s policy of denying in-state tuition rates to undocumented high school graduates denies many long-time state residents the opportunity to obtain a higher-paying job and contribute to the state’s economy.
As Congress heads back to Washington next week for another shot at immigration reform, repeated concerns of an enhanced welfare state and its impending cost to taxpayers have many questioning if the current reform debate will end any differently than the unsuccessful efforts in 2006 and 2009. This time however, support to rally behind those claims has fallen as more conservatives make the economic case for reform. Growing public opinion is recognizing immigration reform’s ability to transform our economy with a diversified workforce.
(Originally Published on the Roanoke Times) Thousands of Virginia high school seniors are graduating and heading off to college this fall, but for many hard-working students college isn’t an option. Virginia’s policy of denying in-state tuition rates to undocumented high school graduates denies many long-time state residents the opportunity to obtain a higher-paying job and contribute to the state’s economy.
(Originally Published in the Arizona Republic)
May 17, 2013 By Griselda Nevarez VOXXI Huffington Post Pro-immigration reform advocates say they don’t suspect efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year could be derailed by the recent storm of scandals. Instead, they say the momentum to approve legislation to overhaul the nation’s broken immigration system is unstoppable.
The American Spectator Daniel Garza May 13, 2013 “What we should do is enforce current law!” – It’s a simple-minded rejoinder chortled by many an American at public meetings, on social media, and on talk radio in resistance to immigration reform efforts currently under way. But anyone who harbors fear and loathing of the growing power in the size and scope of government, as I do, should reject this tired and worn cliché exactly because of what enforcement of the current 1986 law calls for.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Georgia Pabst May 11, 2013 Rachel Campos-Duffy may be more well-known nationally than in Wisconsin. She laughs at that notion. "That's OK with me," she said. "We lead public lives, but Sean and I are very private. We're home on Friday nights and don't do a lot of socializing. We want to be with our kids at home." Sean is her husband, Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who represents the state's sweeping rural, northwestern 7th Congressional District.
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Cronkite News By Michelle Peirano April 24, 2013 WASHINGTON – A delegation of Arizona state and local officials came to Washington Wednesday to press for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the time for action is now while the nation is paying attention. “Congress is listening and respects their views,” former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg said of the ongoing dialogue in the state between reform supporters and those who question whether an immigration bill would help them socially and economically.